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									                                                                     ACTIA WPC AGENDA ITEM #4
                                                                      MEETING DATE: 03/09/2007


                                             MEMORANDUM

 TO:                       Work Program Committee Members
 FROM:                     Christine Monsen, Executive Director
                           Arthur Dao, Deputy Director
                           George Homolka/Karen Camarillo, Project Controls Team

 DATE:                     March 2, 2007

 SUBJECT:                  Status of Capital Projects and Approval of Requests for Time
                           Extensions Related to the Expenditure Plan Requirements for
                           Environmental Approval and Full Funding

Recommendation
Staff recommends that the Committee approve Revision No. 1 to the Policy Regarding the
Timing Limitation for Environmental Approval (Attachment 1, Page 10) to reflect projects that
are re-scoped or those that are dependent on the delivery of another project.

It is also requested that the Committee accept the project status presentation and approve the
requests by project sponsors for time extensions for projects not able to meet the April 1, 2007
deadline for environmental approval and full funding in accordance with the Implementing
Guidelines in Alameda County‟s 20-Year Transportation Expenditure Plan.

Summary
Project sponsors for eleven projects have submitted requests for time extensions for the April 1,
2007 deadline for environmental approval. No full funding extensions are being requested at
this time. However, the Board previously approved two one-year time extensions for the
environmental and full funding deadline for the Dumbarton Corridor Improvements Project. The
project sponsors and projects requesting extensions for environmental approval are detailed
below. Copies of time extension request letters from sponsors for environmental approval are
attached to this memorandum.

Discussion

General Status of the Measure B Capital Program

The ACTIA Measure B capital program includes 27 projects of various magnitude and
complexity aimed at providing expansion of mass transit and improving highway infrastructure,
local streets and roads, as well as bicycle and pedestrian safety improvements, throughout
Alameda County.

The current estimated cost of the capital program is about $2.6 billion and the current estimated
Measure B funding commitment is about $718.7 million or 27.6% of the total cost of the
program. In essence, Measure B funds have the leverage power of almost three to one. To
date, the Board has already allocated about $223.9 million to the projects in the capital program.

Currently, of the 27 projects, 13 are either completed, in construction or ready to go to
construction. Twelve more are in various stages of project development (environmental



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clearance and/or final design) or preparation for construction. It is important to note that seven
of the 12 projects rely substantially on State and/or Federal funding to come to fruition. Four
projects each will require over $50 million in Measure B funding: the I-238 Widening Project; the
BART Extension to Warm Springs Project; the BART Oakland Airport Connector; and the Route
84 Expressway.

Program-wide Issues

In general, there are issues that will affect the successful delivery of individual projects in the
program. Low reimbursement rates on allocations are a result of sponsor invoices not being
submitted to ACTIA on a timely basis, use of other funds displacing the early use of ACTIA
funds, and lagging requests for reimbursement of right-of-way acquisition costs. Furthermore,
projects are subject to the risk of high construction contract bids and unprecedented material
cost escalation and market volatility. Lastly, projects not able to meet the April 1, 2007 deadline
for Environmental Approval and Full Funding in accordance with the Implementing Guidelines in
Alameda County‟s 20-Year Transportation Expenditure Plan, are required to appeal to the
Authority‟s Board to request one or more one-year time extensions. The focus of this staff
report is time extensions for Environmental Approval; no full funding extensions are being
requested. It should be noted that in December 2006, the Board approved two one-year time
extensions for environmental clearance and full funding for the Dumbarton Corridor
Improvements Project.

Expenditure Plan Policy for Environmental Approval and Fully Funding

The Alameda County 20-Year Transportation Expenditure Plan was adopted by the voters of
Alameda County in November 2000. Included in the Expenditure Plan are a set of
implementing guidelines for the capital program to ensure that the revenue generated by the
sales tax is spent in the most efficient and effective manner possible, and to provide flexibility
needed to address project delivery issues that may arise during the life of the Expenditure Plan.
Two of the eleven principles in the Guidelines provide policy direction for timely environmental
approval and full funding requirements, and the procedure for reprogramming Measure B funds
should a project in the Expenditure Plan become infeasible. These two principles were written
as follows:

“Should a planned project become infeasible or unfundable due to circumstances unforeseen at
the time of this Plan, funding may be applied to another project in the planning area by the
[Authority], with the approval of a majority of the cities (and County for unincorporated areas)
representing the majority of the population of the planning area.” And,

“This Plan’s goal is to complete the projects promised in this Plan in a timely manner. A project
will be given five years from the first year of revenue collection (up to April 1, 2007) to
receive environmental approvals and to have a fully funded project. Projects that cannot
meet this requirement may appeal to the Agency’s governing board for one or more one-year
time extensions. Once time has expired, the sponsor will be deemed to have approved deletion
of the project, and the funds will be reallocated based on the principles described above.”

ENVIRONMENTAL CLEARANCE
On December 6, 2001, the Board approved the Policy Regarding the Timing Limitations for
Environmental Approval (Attachment 2). The stated intent of the Policy “is to assure continued
„due diligence‟ by the Sponsors to secure environmental clearance.” However, since 2001, for a
few projects, there have been factors external to the project and environmental development
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      process that prohibited these projects from meeting the environmental clearance. These factors
      include the unexpected prolonged downturn in the economy early on in the ACTIA Measure B
      Program that translated into the substantial shortfall in local, state and federal funding delaying
      the start of projects. Examples of projects that are affected by this funding factor are the Route
      92/Whitesell-Clawiter Interchange and Reliever Route Project and the I-580/Isabel Avenue
      Interchange Project. Another factor is changes in the planning and prioritization of other non-
      Measure B projects that affect how and when the Measure B project could be delivered.
      Projects that are affected by these changes include the I-580 Auxiliary Lanes Project and the
      Westgate Extension Phase 2 Project.

      To accommodate these factors, staff is recommending that the Board adopt the proposed
      Revision No. 1 to the Policy Regarding the Timing Limitations for Environmental Approval as
      shown in Attachment 1 on Page 10 of this memorandum.

      Staff has summarized the status of Projects related to these requirements, as shown in the table
      entitled, “ACTIA Project Environmental Approval Status,” attached to this report. Projects which
      have not received their environmental clearance by the April 1, 2007 deadline and requesting
      extensions are summarized in the following table:

              TABLE 1 -- Projects Requesting Environmental Clearance Extensions

                                                                                     Environmental Status
No.                    ACTIA Name                       Sponsor          NEPA       CEQA         Requested Extension
4A       Downtown Oakland Streetscape              City of Oakland         U          U            1 year extension
4B       Downtown Oakland Streetscape              City of Oakland         U          U            1 year extension
4C       Downtown Oakland Streetscape              City of Oakland        N/A         U          No extension needed
4D       Downtown Oakland Streetscape              City of Oakland        N/A         U          No extension needed
7A       Telegraph Ave. Bus Rapid Transit          AC Transit              U          U            2 year extension
 9       Ironhorse Trail                           City of Dublin         N/A         U            1 year extension
12       I-580 Castro Valley I/C                   Alameda County          NC        NC          No extension needed
14A      I-580 Aux Lane-W/B Fallon to Tassajara    ACCMA                   NS         C            1 year extension
14B      I-580 Aux Lane-W/B Airway to Fallon       ACCMA                   NS         NS           2 year extension
14C      I-580 Aux Lane-E/B Airway to El Charro    ACCMA                   U          U            1 year extension
         I-880 SR 92 Reliever Route - Route
15                                                 City of Hayward         NS         NS           2 year extension
         92/Clawiter-Whitesell I/C
                                                   City of San
18B      Westgate Extension – Stage 2                                      C          C            2 year extension
                                                   Leandro
23       Isabel Ave. – Route 84/I-580 I/C          City of Livermore       NC        NC            1 year extension
24       Route 84 Expressway                       City of Livermore       U          U            1 year extension
                                                                                              2 additional years Approved
25       Dumbarton Corridor                        City of Newark/JPA      U          U          by Authority Board at
                                                                                                 October 2006 meeting
      Legend:
      NC=Near Completion     N/A = Not Applicable       U=Underway       NS=Not Started   NR = Not Required
      C=Complete       ACCMA=Alameda County Congestion Management Agency         *See Discussion below


      Based on the current schedules, the Oakland Streetscape Projects (Projects 4C and 4D) and
      the I-580 Interchange Improvements in Castro Valley (ACTIA12) anticipate environmental
      certification before the April 1, 2007 deadline. However, the environmental approval status of
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these projects will be clearly known prior to the Board meeting. If extensions are necessary for
these projects, they will be brought to the Board.

Oakland Downtown Streetscape (Projects 4A and 4B) - The City of Oakland has been pursuing
environmental clearance. City of Oakland staff expects to have CEQA approval prior to the
April 1, 2007 deadline. They have been working diligently since early 2006 to satisfy NEPA
requirements, since they secured additional federal funds. The timeline for federal review and
approval is extensive and remains beyond the control of the City. The City anticipates receiving
NEPA clearance by June 2007. The City has requested a one-year extension for each of these
projects. The extension letter is attached.

Telegraph Avenue/International Boulevard/E. 14th Street Bus Rapid Transit (Project 7A) - AC
Transit, the project sponsor, has been diligently pursuing environmental clearance since early
2003. This project is very complex with numerous environmental and jurisdictional issues. AC
Transit has requested two one-year extensions. The extension letter is attached.

Iron Horse Trail Bicycle, Pedestrian and Transit Route (ACTIA 9) - The City of Dublin, the
project sponsor, has diligently advanced the environmental document through the required
process. A delay was experienced with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (USACOE) that
subsequently has been resolved. The City will proceed with the Hearing for the Environmental
Document on March 6, 2007. It is anticipated that the environmental process will be completed
shortly thereafter. The City has requested a one-year extension, in case the Hearing is
postponed. The extension letter is attached.

Westbound I-580 Auxiliary Lane between Fallon Road and Tassajara Road (ACTIA 14A) – The
ACCMA is the project sponsor. The City of Dublin is delivering the adjacent I-580/ Fallon Road
Interchange Modification Project. The westbound auxiliary lane project will only require NEPA
environmental clearance since the I-580/Fallon Road Interchange provides CEQA clearance.
The I-580/Fallon Road Interchange Modification Project has been in the making for many years
and is an important transportation link for the City of Dublin. The City has been working with the
U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service on completing the last step of environmental clearance.
ACCMA, with ACTIA concurrence, has postponed the pursuit of the NEPA clearance until the
Dublin Interchange project is environmentally cleared and Caltrans issues an Encroachment
Permit for construction. Project 14A may be constructed as a change order to the I-580/Fallon
Interchange Project, if allowed by the City, or may be a stand alone project. The project
sponsor, ACCMA, has requested a one-year extension. The extension letter is attached.

Westbound I-580 Auxiliary Lane Project between Airway Boulevard and Fallon Road – (ACTIA
14B) - The environmental studies for this project will be initiated in the near future. ACCMA,
with ACTIA concurrence, had postponed the initiation of the environmental studies on this
project so as to not cloud any reviews of the ACCMA‟s eastbound I-580 HOV Lane Project or
the City of Dublin‟s I-580/Fallon Road Interchange Modification Project discussed above.
Project 14B will be a stand alone project. The project sponsor, ACCMA, has requested a two-
year extension. The extension letter is attached.

Eastbound I-580 Auxiliary Lane Project between Tassajara Road and Airway Boulevard (ACTIA
14C) – The project sponsor is ACCMA and this project is being environmentally cleared,
designed and delivered with the ACCMA‟s Eastbound I-580 HOV Lane Project. The HOV Lane
Project has experienced some delays with review and approval by FHWA and Caltrans.
ACCMA has requested a one-year extension. The extension letter is attached.
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I-880/SR 92 Reliever Route – Clawiter Road/Whitesell Drive Interchange (ACTIA 15) – This
project is being developed by the City of Hayward in deliverable segments with Phase 1 being
the West A Street and Whitesell Drive Extensions to be delivered with ACTIA funds and Phase
2 being the Route 92/Clawiter Road – Whitesell Drive Interchange to be delivered with other
funds. It is anticipated that the City‟s scoping effort for this delivery strategy will be complete in
the near future. The City of Hayward has requested a two-year extension for the Environmental
Approval of Phase 1. The extension letter is attached.

Westgate Extension to Davis Street – Phase 2 (ACTIA 18B) – This project, as originally scoped
by the City of San Leandro, the project sponsor, has environmental clearance. However, this
project is being implemented into two stages, with stage 1 complete. Stage 2 (Project 18B) is
currently being studied in a larger context of the I-880/Davis Street Interchange project.
Depending on the outcome of this process, Project 18B may be redefined and could require
additional environmental clearance. A two-year extension is requested to allow for any future
need of environmental approval. The extension letter from the City of San Leandro is attached.

I-580/Isabel Avenue – Route 84/I-580 Interchange (ACTIA 23) – This project, sponsored by the
City of Livermore, requires NEPA approval. The environmental document is ready for
certification once the USACOE and U.S. Fish and Wildlife sign the Biological Assessment. This
is a very lengthy process which should be completed within the requested one-year time
extension. The extension letter from the City of Livermore is attached.

Route 84 Expressway (ACTIA 24) – This project, sponsored by the City of Livermore and being
delivered with the assistance of ACTIA, is beyond midway of the environmental process and is
scheduled for approval approximately six months after the Environmental Approval deadline.
The City of Livermore has requested a one-year extension. The extension letter is attached.

Dumbarton Rail Corridor (ACTIA 25) – This project has environmental clearance projected two
years after the deadline. The Union City segment, however, has received CEQA environmental
clearance. The Project Specific Funding Agreement (PSFA) approved at the December 2006
Board meeting provides two (2) one-year extensions to the Environmental Approval and the Full
Funding deadlines.

Staff requests approval of the above noted time extensions for Environmental Approval.

FULL FUNDING
In June 2004, the Board adopted a “Policy for the Definition of Full Funding for Projects and
Project Phases Prior to the Expenditure of Measure B Funds” summarized as follows:

Definition of Full Funding - ACTIA capital projects will be considered “fully funded” if they
meet the criteria of any of the Funding Categories A through D listed below. ACTIA capital
project phases shall be considered “fully funded” if they meet the criteria of either Funding
Categories A or B listed below:

A. Funds totally from ACTIA with a commitment from Sponsor for additional funds to cover
   project overruns beyond the Measure B amount.

B. Funds from ACTIA plus other committed funds, with commitment from Sponsor for
   additional funds to cover project overruns beyond the Measure B amount.
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C. Funds from ACTIA plus other committed funds and non-committed funds, with commitment
   from Sponsor for additional funds to cover project overruns beyond the Measure B amount.

D. Funds from ACTIA plus non-committed funds, with commitment from Sponsor for additional
   funds to cover project overruns beyond the Measure B amount.

Staff has summarized the status of projects related to these requirements, and the results are
shown in the table below:

                        TABLE 2 – PROJECT FULL FUNDING STATUS

                                                                      Full Funding Criteria Met
    No.                               ACTIA Name                  A          B       C          D
      1                     ACE Capital Improvements                                  X
      2                  BART Warm Springs Extension                                  X
      3                      Oakland Airport Connector                                X
      4                  Downtown Oakland Streetscape                      CONSTRUCTED
     5A                 Fruitvale Transit Village – Garage                 CONSTRUCTED
     5B              Fruitvale Transit Village – Parking. Lot     X
      6                   Union City Intermodal Station                          X
     7A                 Telegraph Ave. Bus Rapid Transit                         X
     7B         San Pablo Ave. Corridor Transit Improvements          UNDER CONSTRUCTION
     7C                      Telegraph Ave. Rapid Bus                 UNDER CONSTRUCTION
      8                           I-680 Express Lane                             X
      9                              Ironhorse Trail              X
    10A                    I-880/Broadway-Jackson I/C                                 X
    10B                  I-880/Broadway-Jackson Study             X
     11                       I-880/Washington Ave I/C            X
     12                         I-580 Castro Valley I/C                      X
     13                Lewelling/East Lewelling Widening          X
    14A           I-580 Aux. Lane – WB, Fallon to Tassajara       X
    14B             I-580 Aux. Lane – WB, Airway to Fallon        X
    14C           I-580 Aux. Lane – EB, El Charro to Airway       X
    14D         I-580 Aux. Lane – EB, Santa Rita to El Charro           CONSTRUCTED
     15                    Rte 92/Clawiter-Whitesell I/C                    N/A        X
     16                         Oakland Local Streets                       N/A
                                                                    UNDER CONSTRUCTION
     17                   Hesperian/Lewelling Widening            X         N/A
    18A                           Westgate Extension                    CONSTRUCTED
    18B                    Westgate Extension at Davis            X
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     19              E. 14 /Hesperian/150 Improvements            X
     20                          Newark Local Streets                   CONSTRUCTED
     21                              I-238 Widening                 UNDER CONSTRUCTION
     22                I-680/I-880 Cross Connector Study                  X
     23                  Isabel Ave. - Route 84/I-580 I/C                       X
     24                          Route 84 Expressway                            X
     25                          Dumbarton Corridor*                            X
     26                                I-580 BART                 X
    27A                     Vasco Road Safety Project           ACTIA COMMITMENT COMPLETED
*
 Project 25 (Dumbarton Corridor) received Board approval in December 2006 for a two-year
extension to the Full Funding deadline.

Based on the Authority‟s Policy, all Projects meet one of the criteria necessary to be considered
“Fully Funded.”
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Full Funding Policy Discussion

It should be noted however, that meeting the criteria for “Full Funding” does not guarantee that
the Project will have enough funding to be completed. Two elements enter into this issue. A
Project that is fully funded is determined by comparing the cost of the project against the
amount of money available to the project. Projects that are not under construction, or in their
final stage, have costs that are based on estimates. Based on the fact that material costs have
been skyrocketing over the past two to three years, current estimates may not be very accurate.
This fact added to the current uncertainty of funding from both State and Federal sources
compounds the difficulty of maintaining full funding. Additionally, projects approaching
construction have recently needed additional funding to cover high bids or elevated contingency
needs. Often, the project has its best chance of obtaining this additional funding when it is in a
“ready” condition.
The above explanation is given to highlight the fact that it is very difficult to determine when a
project is truly “Fully Funded”.

For practical purposes, the Board adopted the definition for full funding as having a full funding
plan because it recognized that funding for Measure B projects also relies on and are subjected
to the various State and regional transportation programming and allocation processes. These
programming processes allow for funding commitment to be made to projects, at varied level of
certainty, until the funds are actually allocated. Funding commitment to a project could be made
in the myriad of transportation plans (Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), Countywide
Transportation Plan (CWTP), State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), and County‟s
and Cities‟ capital improvement plans (CIPs), and, most recently the State Infrastructure Bonds.
Only when an allocation is actually made would project funds become committed to allow for
contracts to be awarded.

This practical approach used by the transportation funding agencies (Federal Highway
Administration, the California Transportation Commission, Metropolitan Transportation
Commission, the Congestion Management Agencies, as well as cities and counties) allow
projects to move forward into the project development process, phase by phase. It is only until
projects are ready to go to construction that the requirement for full funding is applied. For as
long as project delivery is in existence, most, if not all projects, proceed into implementation with
only recognized funding plans that show how projects could be fully funded. And only through
the programming and allocation process that these projects receive full funding based on
regional priorities and project readiness. In another word, seldom is the case where a project is
truly fully funded in the early stages of the project. In fact, sometimes projects are fully
constructed prior to final approval and actual delivery of funds, as is the case in the BART San
Francisco Airport Extension Project.

Fiscal Impact
There is no fiscal impact associated with this status report.
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                   TABLE 3 -- PROJECT ENVIRONMENTAL APPROVAL STATUS

                                                             Env Doc                  Cert.        %       Requested
 No.                     Name                    CEQA/NEPA             Begin Date
                                                              Type                    Date      Complete   Extension

  1    ACE Capital Improvements
                                                   CEQA       SEIR       01/02       06/26/03    100%
  2    BART Warm Springs Extension
                                                   NEPA        EIS       01/04        10/06      100%
                                                   CEQA        EIR       09/99        03/02      100%
  3    Oakland Airport Connector
                                                   NEPA        EIS       09/99        03/02      100%
                                                   CEQA        CE                     6/07        60%       1 year
 4A    Downtown Oakland Streetscape
                                                   NEPA        CE                     6/07        60%       1 year
                                                   CEQA        CE                     6/07        60%       1 year
 4B    Downtown Oakland Streetscape
                                                   NEPA        CE                     6/07        60%       1 year
 4C    Downtown Oakland Streetscape                CEQA        CE                     3/07        98%
 4D    Downtown Oakland Streetscape                CEQA        CE                     3/07        98%
                                                   CEQA       MND                    05/12/98    100%
 5A    Fruitvale Transit Village – Garage                              Constructed
                                                   NEPA      FONSI                   05/12/98    100%
                                                   CEQA       MND                    05/12/98    100%
 5B    Fruitvale Transit Village – Parking Lot                         Constructed
                                                   NEPA      FONSI                   05/12/98    100%
                                                   CEQA        EIR       10/00        03/02      100%
  6    Union City Intermodal Station
                                                   NEPA        CE        06/03        07/03      100%
                                                   CEQA        EIR       01/03        09/08       65%       2 years
 7A    Telegraph Ave Bus Rapid Transit
                                                   NEPA        EIS       01/03        09/08       65%       2 years
 7C    Telegraph Ave Rapid Bus Service             CEQA        CE        07/03       11/17/03    100%
                                                   CEQA        CE        01/06        06/00      100%
 7B    San Pablo Ave Corridor Improvements
                                                   NEPA        CE        01/06        06/00      100%
                                                   CEQA        CE        10/04        02/06      100%
  8    I-680 HOT Lane - SB Demo Project
                                                   NEPA        CE        10/04        02/06      100%
  9    Ironhorse Trail                             CEQA       MND        12/05        3/07        90%       1 year
                                                   CEQA        ND                    03/31/03    100%
10A    I-880/Broadway-Jackson I/C
                                                   NEPA      FONSI                   03/31/03    100%
                                                   CEQA                                           N/A
 10B   I-880/Broadway-Jackson Study
                                                   NEPA                                           N/A
                                                   CEQA        CE        02/05       09/30/05    100%
 11    I-880/Washington Ave I/C
                                                   NEPA        CE        02/05       09/30/05    100%
                                                   CEQA        ND       06/11/04      03/07       98%
 12    I-580 Castro Valley I/C
                                                   NEPA      FONSI      06/11/04      03/07       98%
 13    Lewelling/East Lewelling Widening           CEQA       MND       07/22/03     03/08/05    100%
       I-580 Aux Lane W/B Fallon to                CEQA       MND        12/06        05/07       95%       1 year
14A
       Tassajara                                   NEPA        CE        12/06        05/07       90%       1 year
                                                   CEQA       TBD        03/07        11/08       0%        2 years
 14B   I-580 Aux Lane W/B Airway to Fallon
                                                   NEPA       TBD        03/07        11/08       0%        2 years
       I-580 Aux Lane E/B Airway to El Charro      CEQA      Neg Dec     08/01        04/07       75%       1 year
14C
       (included in ACCMA HOV Project)             NEPA      FONSI       08/01        04/07       75%       1 year
       I-580 Aux Lane E/B El Charro to Santa       CEQA                               Done       100%
14D                                                                    Constructed
       Rita                                        NEPA                               Done       100%
 15    Rte 92/Clawiter Rd - Whitesell Dr I/C       CEQA       TBD                                 0%        2 years
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                                                                Env Doc                      Cert.        %       Requested
 No.    Name                                      CEQA/NEPA                  Begin Date
                                                                 Type                        Date      Complete   Extension
                                                                                 In
 16     Oakland Local Street                        CEQA          CE                         Done       100%
                                                                             Construction
        Hesperian/Lewelling Widening –
17A                                                 CEQA          CE            09/02        06/03      100%
        Stage 1
        Hesperian/Lewelling Widening –
 17B                                                CEQA          CE            09/02        06/03      100%
        Stage 2
        Westgate Pkwy to Williams St –
18A                                                 CEQA        Neg Dec         1995         02/96      100%
        Stage 1
                                                    CEQA        Neg Dec         1995         02/96      100%       2 years
 18B    Westgate Pkwy Extension – Stage 2
                                                    NEPA         FONSI          1995         02/96      100%       2 years
                                th
 19     E. 14th/Hesperian/150                       CEQA        Neg Dec         11/04        11/05      100%
 20     Newark Local Streets                        CEQA          CE         Constructed                100%
                                                    CEQA        Neg Dec       12/11/98      03/18/04    100%
 21     I-238 Widening
                                                    NEPA         FONSI        12/11/98      04/08/04    100%
 22     I-680/I-880 Cross Connector Study                                                                N/A
                                                    CEQA         MND            01/00        04/07      95%        1 year
 23     Isabel/Rte 84/I-580 I/C
                                                    NEPA         FONSI          01/00        04/07      95%        1 year
                                                    CEQA        Neg Dec         03/05        09/07      65%        1 year
 24     Rte 84 Expressway
                                                    NEPA         FONSI          03/05        09/07      65%        1 year
                                                    CEQA          EIR           06/05        03/09      10%        2 years
 25     Dumbarton Corridor
                                                    NEPA          EIS           06/05        03/09      10%        2 years
        Dumbarton Corridor - Union City
 25                                                 CEQA          EIR           08/03        02/06      100%
        Segment
        I-580/BART (Included in ACCMA HOV           CEQA      Programmatic                               N/A
 26
        Project)                                    NEPA      Programmatic                               N/A
                                                    CEQA         MND                        11/27/02    100%
27A     Vasco Road Safety Improvements
                                                    NEPA          CE                        04/11/05    100%

Legend
CEQA       California Environmental Quality Act
NEPA       National Environmental Policy Act
EIR        Environmental Impact Report
           Supplemental Environmental Impact
SEIR
           Report
EIS        Environmental Impact Study
Neg
           Negative Declaration
Dec
MND        Mitigated Negative Declaration
FONSI      Finding of No Significant Impact
           Categorical Exclusion/Categorical
CE
           Exemption
TBD        To be Determined
N/A        Not Applicable
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                ATTACHMENT 1 -- PROPOSED REVISED POLICY
  POLICY REGARDING THE TIMING LIMITATION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL APPROVAL
                              (Revision No. 1)

INTENT

The ACTIA adopted “Alameda County’s 20-year Transportation Expenditure Plan” (PLAN) contains
provisions for geographic equity. Projects which cannot clear the Environmental Approval process or
cannot do so in a timely manner are subject to deletion under the PLAN by declaring the unencumbered
funds as “unused funds”. Unused funds are returned to the geographic area thereby maintaining the
geographic equity included in the PLAN.

The PLAN establishes a deadline for environmental approval for each PROJECT that receives Measure B
funding. Approval is defined as the issuance of a Categorical Exclusion (CE), a Finding of No
Significant Impact (FONSI) or the filing of the Record of Decision (ROD) for NEPA documents and the
Notice of Determination (NOD) or Notice of Exemption for CEQA documents. That deadline is April 1,
2007, however the PLAN includes provisions for one-year extensions to the deadline, if approved by the
ACTIA Board.

The intent is to assure continued “due diligence” by the SPONSOR to secure environmental clearance.

POLICY

This policy is to clarify the requirements for one-year extensions.

        Projects that are dependent on other projects not managed by SPONSOR or are substantially re-
        scoped to match changed conditions may be granted multiple one-year extensions through April
        2011. After that time, SPONSOR must make application to the Board for additional extensions.

        In the event that the Administrative Draft Environmental Document has not been submitted for
        review by April 2007, no time extension will be recommended by staff unless one of the
        following conditions is met.

            1. A time extension of one year may be recommended for projects where the SPONSOR has
               started the environmental process, and has worked diligently on critical items in an
               ACTIA-approved project schedule showing initial completion before April 2007.

            2. Projects with an original ACTIA-approved schedule starting the Environmental
               Document prior to April 2003 and showing environmental approval after April 2007 shall
               automatically be recommended for extensions to the year of scheduled approval.

        Projects not meeting the criteria above are required to make direct application to the ACTIA
        Board to justify any time extensions. In the event that the Board does not grant any time
        extensions, Staff will recommend that the project be deleted from the PLAN.
Alameda County Transportation Improvement Authority                                        March 2, 2007
Approval of Time Extensions for Environmental Approval and Full Funding                         Page 11

                  ATTACHMENT 2 -- ORIGINALLY ADOPTED POLICY

  POLICY REGARDING THE TIMING LIMITATION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL APPROVAL

INTENT

The ACTIA adopted “Alameda County’s 20-year Transportation Expenditure Plan” (PLAN) contains
provisions for geographic equity. Projects which cannot clear the Environmental Approval process or
cannot do so in a timely manner are subject to deletion under the PLAN by declaring the unencumbered
funds as “unused funds”. Unused funds are returned to the geographic area thereby maintaining the
geographic equity included in the PLAN.

The PLAN establishes a deadline for environmental approval for each PROJECT that receives Measure B
funding. Approval is defined as the issuance of a Categorical Exclusion (CE), a Finding of No
Significant Impact (FONSI) or the filing of the Record of Decision (ROD) for NEPA documents and the
Notice of Determination (NOD) or Notice of Exemption for CEQA documents. That deadline is April 1,
2007, however the PLAN includes provisions for one-year extensions to the deadline, if approved by the
ACTIA Board.

The intent is to assure continued “due diligence” by the SPONSOR to secure environmental clearance.

POLICY

This policy is to clarify the requirements for one-year extensions.

        1.   In the event that the Administrative Draft Environmental Document has not been submitted
             for public review by April 2007, no time extension will be recommended, and staff will
             recommend that the project be deleted from the PLAN.
        2.   A time extension of one year may be recommended for projects where the SPONSOR has
             started the environmental process, and has worked diligently on critical items in an ACTIA-
             approved project schedule showing initial completion before April 2007.
        3.   Projects meeting the criteria of requirement No. 2 needing additional extensions shall be
             required to make application to the ACTIA Board to justify any additional extensions.
        4.   Projects with an original ACTIA-approved schedule starting the Environmental Document
             prior to April 2003 and showing environmental approval after April 2007 shall automatically
             be recommended for extensions to the year of scheduled approval. ACTIA will not approve
             any schedule under this condition unless the environmental document is started prior to
             April 2003.

								
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