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1993 - Metro Green Line Northern Extension Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report

1993 - Metro Green Line Northern Extension Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report

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This Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) analyzes the potential; environmental impacts that would result from the construction and operation of the Metro; Green Une Northern Extension project. The SEIR has been prepared for the Los Angeles; County Transportation Commission (LACfC); now a part of the newly formed Los Angeles; County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA); in accordance with the California; Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and State CEQA Guidelines; as amended. The; LACfC/MT A is the designated lead agency for this project.; The proposed Metro Green Line Northern Extension is the "project" as defined by Section; 15378 of the State CEQA Guidelines and is not an exempt specified mass transit project as; defined in Section 15275 of the same guidelines. The proposed project is an individual; project of a regional transportation improvement as defined in Section 15276. Subsequent; discussions will refer to the Metro Green Line Northern Extension as "the project".; The LACfCIMTA; as lead agency; has determined that the project may have a significant; impact on the environment and; therefore; directed the preparation of this SElR. The; LAcrC/MT A prepared an Initial Study which indicated the issue areas that are to be; analyzed in the SEIR. Following the completion of the Initial Study; a Notice of; Preparation (NOP) was submitted to all identified responsible agencies. The Initial Study; and NOP are provided in Appendix A; The purpose of this SEIR is to provide a full disclosure informational document that will; inform the lead agency; responsible agencies; decision makers; and the general public of the; environmental effects of the proposed project. This report discusses the potential significant; effects of the project on the aspects of the environment identified in the Initial Study; evaluates alternatives to the project; and identifies measures that would be effective in; reducing or avoiding significant adverse impacts.; The implementation of this project wiIl require a number of discretionary actions to be; taken by the LAcrCIMT A and other responsible agencies. The foIlowing responsible; agencies may use the SEIR in the issuance of permits; approvals; or cooperative agreements; required to implement the project.; • Federal Aviation Administration; • California State Department of Transportation; • City of Los Angeles; • Interstate Commerce Commission; • Public Utilities Commission; • Los Angeles Department of Water and Power; • Los Angeles Department of Airports
This Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) analyzes the potential; environmental impacts that would result from the construction and operation of the Metro; Green Une Northern Extension project. The SEIR has been prepared for the Los Angeles; County Transportation Commission (LACfC); now a part of the newly formed Los Angeles; County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA); in accordance with the California; Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and State CEQA Guidelines; as amended. The; LACfC/MT A is the designated lead agency for this project.; The proposed Metro Green Line Northern Extension is the "project" as defined by Section; 15378 of the State CEQA Guidelines and is not an exempt specified mass transit project as; defined in Section 15275 of the same guidelines. The proposed project is an individual; project of a regional transportation improvement as defined in Section 15276. Subsequent; discussions will refer to the Metro Green Line Northern Extension as "the project".; The LACfCIMTA; as lead agency; has determined that the project may have a significant; impact on the environment and; therefore; directed the preparation of this SElR. The; LAcrC/MT A prepared an Initial Study which indicated the issue areas that are to be; analyzed in the SEIR. Following the completion of the Initial Study; a Notice of; Preparation (NOP) was submitted to all identified responsible agencies. The Initial Study; and NOP are provided in Appendix A; The purpose of this SEIR is to provide a full disclosure informational document that will; inform the lead agency; responsible agencies; decision makers; and the general public of the; environmental effects of the proposed project. This report discusses the potential significant; effects of the project on the aspects of the environment identified in the Initial Study; evaluates alternatives to the project; and identifies measures that would be effective in; reducing or avoiding significant adverse impacts.; The implementation of this project wiIl require a number of discretionary actions to be; taken by the LAcrCIMT A and other responsible agencies. The foIlowing responsible; agencies may use the SEIR in the issuance of permits; approvals; or cooperative agreements; required to implement the project.; • Federal Aviation Administration; • California State Department of Transportation; • City of Los Angeles; • Interstate Commerce Commission; • Public Utilities Commission; • Los Angeles Department of Water and Power; • Los Angeles Department of Airports

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Task Force ReviewState Clearinghouse
No. 92101101
metro green line northern extensio
SUPPLEMENTALENVIRONMENTALIMPACTREPORT
LOS ANGELESCOUNTYMETROPOLITANTRANSPORTATIONAUTHORITY
 
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INTRODUCI10N ............................................ 1-11.1 Purpose and Use of the SEIR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 1-11.2 SEIR Focus and Effects Found Not To Be Significant . . . . . . . . . . . .. 1-21.3 Public Review Process. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 1-3
PROJECf mSTORY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 2-1
21 Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 2-122 Project Planning 2-12.2.1 The Need to Revise the Preferred Alignment 2-32.2.2 Need for a Supplemental EIR 2-7PROJECf DESCRIPTION AND ALTERNATIVES CONSIDERED . . . . . . .. 3-13.1 Project Location and Purpose . . . . . . . . . . .. 3-13.2 Definition of Alternatives 3-33.2.1 No-Build. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 3-33.2.2 AIl-Bus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 3-33.23 Metro Green Line Along Aviation Boulevard 3-33.2.3.1 Physical Characteristics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 3-33.2.3.2 Operational Characteristics . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 3-143.2.4 People Mover Through Lot B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 3-153.2.4.1 Physical Characteristics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 3-153.2.4.2 Operational Characteristics . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 3-263.3 Construction Techniques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 3-28ENVIRONMENTAL SE'ITING 4-14.1 Land UselRelevant Planning Programs and Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 4-14.1.1 Existing Land Use 4-14.1.2 Existing Plans and Policies 4-14.1.3 Proposed Developments 4-64.2 Transportation and Circulation 4-94.2.1 Street and Highway System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 4-94.2.1.1 Freeways. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 4-94.2.1.2 Major Highways 4-94.2.1.3 Critical Intersections. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 4-104.2.2 Transit Service 4-104.3 Geologic and Hydrologic Resources :... 4-134.3.1 Geology 4-134.3.1.1 Geology and Soils. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 4-134.3.1.2 Seismic Activity 4-134.3.1.3 Soils . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 4-154.3.2 Hydrology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 4-154.4 Air Quality 4-164.4.1 Climate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 4-164.4.2 Meteorological Conditions 4-204.4.3 Air Quality Management Plan (AQMP) 4-214.5 Biological Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 4-224.5.1 Wildlife Resources 4-224.5.2 Plant Resources 4-22
 
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Noise and Vibration .4.6.1 Noise Impact Criteria .4.6.2 Existing Noise and Vibration Levels .Population and Housing .Public Services .4.8.1 Police And Law Enforcement .4.8.2 Fire Protection .4.8.3 Schools .Aesthetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.9.1 Aviation Boulevard .4.9.2 Century Boulevard .4.9.3 Century Boulevard to Sepulveda Boulevard (ThroughLot C) .4.9.4 Westchester Parkway - Sepulveda Boulevard toWestchester Station .Light and GlarelShade and Shadow .Recreation .Cultural Resources .4.12.1 Historic Resources .4.122 Archaeological Resources .4.12.2.1 Cultural Background .4.12.2.2 Recorded Sites .Energy .Risk of Upset .4.14.1 Findings from the MBA Report .4.14.2 Findings from the ICF KE Report .
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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACfS AND MITIGATION MEASURES 5-15.1 !..and Use 5-15.1.1 Displacement Impacts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 5-15.1.2 Conformance with City of Los Angeles' Plans andPolicies , 5-15.1.3 Proposed Developments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 5-15.1.4 Impacts on Surrounding !..and Uses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 5-45.1.5 Significance of Impacts , 5-65.1.6 Mitigation Measures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 5-75.1.7 Significance of Impacts Remaining After Mitigation 5-75.2 Transportation and Circulation 5-85.2.1 Critical Intersection Analysis , 5-85.2.2 Traffic Generation 5-85.2.3 Results of Capacity Analysis 5-105.2.3.1 Existing Conditions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 5-105.2.3.2 Base Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 5-115.2.3.3 Traffic Impacts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 5-125.2.3.4 Portal Impacts 5-135.2.3.5 Sight Distance Impacts 5-13
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