[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 150 (Friday, August 5, 2022)]
[Page 48064]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-16854]



Federal Railroad Administration

Notice of Final Agency Actions on Proposed Railroad Project in 

AGENCY: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: This notice announces final environmental actions taken by the 
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for the Coachella Valley-San 
Gorgonio Pass Rail Corridor Service Project. By this notice, FRA is 
advising the public of the time limit to file a claim seeking judicial 
review of the action.

DATES: A claim seeking judicial review of FRA action for the Project 
will be barred unless the claim is filed on or before August 5, 2024. 
If Federal law later authorizes a time period of less than 2 years for 
filing such claim, then that shorter time period applies.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about this notice, 
please contact Amanda Ciampolillo, Supervisory Environmental Protection 
Specialist, Office of Railroad Policy and Development, FRA, telephone: 
(617) 866-9398, email: [email protected]. For legal questions, 
please contact Faris Mohammed, Attorney-Advisor, Office of the Chief 
Counsel, FRA, telephone: (202) 763-3230, email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is given that FRA has taken final 
agency actions, subject to 49 U.S.C. 24201(a)(4) and 23 U.S.C. 
139(l)(1), by issuing certain approvals for the following railroad 
project: Coachella Valley-San Gorgonio Pass Rail Corridor Service 
Project (Project). The Project consists of a corridor-wide planning 
study of intercity passenger rail service between the cities of Los 
Angeles and Coachella, CA. FRA conducted the study in coordination with 
the California Department of Transportation and the Riverside County 
Transportation Commission. The purpose of the Project is to evaluate 
options for providing intercity passenger rail service to serve a range 
of purposes for travel between the Coachella Valley and the Los Angeles 
Basin, including business, social, medical, leisure, and recreational 
    This notice applies to all decisions on the Project as of the 
issuance date of this notice and all laws under which such actions were 
taken, including but not limited to, National Environmental Policy Act 
(NEPA) [42 U.S.C. 4321-4375], Section 4(f) of the Department of 
Transportation Act [23 U.S.C. 138, 49 U.S.C. 303], Section 106 of the 
National Historic Preservation Act [54 U.S.C. 306108], and the Clean 
Air Act [42 U.S.C. 7401-7671q]. The actions on the Project, as well as 
the laws under which such actions were taken, are described in the 
combined Final Environmental Impact Statement/Record of Decision (FEIS/
ROD) approved on June 3, 2022. The FEIS/ROD and other documents are 
available at https://railroads.dot.gov/environment/environmental-reviews/coachella-valley-san-gorgonio-pass-corridor-investment-plan.

(Authority: 49 U.S.C. 24201(a)(4) and 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1))

    Issued in Washington, DC.
Jamie P. Rennert,
Director, Office of Infrastructure Investment.
[FR Doc. 2022-16854 Filed 8-4-22; 8:45 am]