115 kV South Transmission Line and Substation Project

6 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Merced Irrigation District
Document Title
115 kV South Transmission Line and Substation Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
GP: Manufacturing Industrial & Agricultural Z: Portion of project within the City is Heavy Industrial (I-H)
Document Description
MID plans to build approximately 14 miles of 115 kV transmission lines, a new 230/115 kV substation, and 0.7 miles of 230 kV transmission lines to connect existing MID 115 kV lines on SR 99 west of the City of Merced to the PG&E Wilson Substation on the southeastern side of the city. The proposed route would follow Franklin Road south to Rice Road, turn east and follow Reilly Road, cross SR 99, follow McHenry Road, turn north, and run along Tower Road to the substation site at Tower Road and Gerard Ave. The 230 kV lines would continue on the west side of Tower Road to the Wilson Substation on Childs Ave. As a result of the project, PG&E would expand the Wilson Substation in Merced, expand the Borden Substation southeast of the City of Madera, and reconductor the 6-mile 230 kV Borden Gregg transmission line in Madera County. MID is also considering locating the new 115 kV lines along Gurr Road or the Thorton Alignment, instead of the Franklin Alignment, and these routes will also be considered in the EIR.

Contact Information

Don Ouchley
Agency Name
Merced Irrigation District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Madera, Merced
Cross Streets
Substation: Tower Rd & Gerard Ave.,Transmission Line:west, south, & east of Merced
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Hwy 59, 99, 140, 41, 145
Union Pacific
Merced Municipal
Franklin Pre&ES,Joe Stefani ES,Golden State Truck,
Creeks: Black Rascal, Bear, Owens, Miles, Mariposa; Sloughs: South, Hartley's, Snake, duck;
Other Information
schools cont.: Central Valley Christian, Buhacn Grammar, McSwain ES, Bear Country Pre, Central Valley Traning Center, Valley Community, Reyes Pre & ES, Farmdale ES, Pioneer ES, Weaver MS, KinderCare Learning Center

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT), California Energy Commission, California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics, Department of Water Resources, Office of Emergency Services, California, Resources Agency, Central Valley Flood Protection Board
State Reviewing Agency Comments
Central Valley Flood Protection Board
Development Types
Other (115 kV Transmission Line & Substation, 230 kV reconductor)
Local Actions
Irrigation Electric
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Greenhouse Gases

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 state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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