To improve and ensure safe and reliable electric service in Sacramento County, Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) will be lowering the distribution cross arms on 52 existing poles for approximately 6.4 miles along Sunrise Boulevard, heading south to Jackson Highway and then east towards Kiefer Road and then north for approximately 1,500 feet on Keifer Road. The project includes replacing eight 55-foot-tall wood poles with new, 65-foot-tall galvanized steel poles. Of the eight replaced poles, five are along Sunrise Boulevard and three are along Jackson Highway.
Note: See NOE for descriptions
located along Sunrise Boulevard, heading south to Jackson Highway (Jackson Road/CA-16) and then east to Kiefer Road in a rural agricultural/ranching area near Sloughhouse, California.
Notice of Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S: 15302, 15303
Reasons for Exemption
SMUD has determined that the Cordova Keifer Line Mitigation Project is exempt under CEQA Guidelines § 15302, Replacement or Reconstruction, which reads, "Class 2 consists of replacement or reconstruction of existing structures and facilities where the new structure will be located on the same site as the structure replaced and will have substantially the same purpose and capacity as the structure replaced,
including but not limited to (c) Replacement or reconstruction of existing utility systems and/or facilities involving negligible or no expansion of capacity." And § 15303, New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures, which reads, "Class 3 consists of construction and location of limited numbers of new, small facilities or structures ... " and "(d) Water main, sewage, electrical, gas, and other utility extensions, including street improvements, of reasonable length to serve such construction."