Sacramento Municipal Utility District 230 kV Folsom Dam Transmission Line Relocation

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Document Title
Sacramento Municipal Utility District 230 kV Folsom Dam Transmission Line Relocation
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Present Land Use
GP: Open Space Recreation The land uses surrounding the project site include residences, industrial, and office buildings, and open space. There are existing overhead transmission lines within the project area, which is designated for recreation and flood control.

Document Description
The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) owns and operates the double circuit Orangevale-Lake/Whiterock/Orangevale 230 kV transmission line that extends east/west along the northern boundary of Folsom Prison and provides electricity from the Upper American River Project (UARP) hydropower facilities. This line provides critical base load and peaking power to the SMUD service area and a portion of Placer County. SMUD also owns and operates a 12 kV line that provides power to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) building on the east side of Folsom Dam and extends northwest, paralleling the current 230 kV line and terminates at the Corps building. SMUD's Proposed Action consists of removing a section of the existing double circuit Orangevale-Lake/Whiterock Orangevale 230 kV transmission line (presently located in the corridor proposed for the Folsom Bridge project) and relocating the line section to the north of the proposed Folsom Bridge and road project, generally midway between the future road and Folsom Dam while avoiding impacts to the planned auxiliary spillway. SMUD also plans to relocate a portion of the 12 kV line as an under build to the 230 kV line. This Proposed Action would provide continued reliable power service to SMUD customers during the activities associated with the Folsom Bridge and Folsom Dam Safety and Flood Damage Reduction projects. SMUD relocating the transmission line to either the north or south also would provide for possible future connection into the Western Area Power Administration (Western) Folsom substation. This possible future connection to the Western Folsom substation would be addressed by a separate environmental document.

Contact Information
Ronald Scott
Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Lead/Public Agency
6301 S Street
Sacramento, CA 95817

Phone : (916) 732-5144


Cross Streets
Folsom-Auburn Road and Folsom Dam Road
Parcel #
Folsom Reservoir and American River

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
Sacramento Municipal Utility District


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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