Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)


SCH Number
Public Agency
Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Document Title
Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The SMUD Utility Pole 1242 Replacement Project (Project) consists of replacing an approximately 80-foot high 115-kilovolt (kV) wood utility pole with a new 91-foot high steel pole in the same location. The replacement pole will be at near equal diameter as the existing pole at ground base level. The purpose of the pole replacement is to provide additional height clearance and increase reliability of SMUD's transmission line system.

Contact Information

Jerry Park
Agency Name
Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Other Location Info
The project site is located at the northwest corner of the intersection of 21st Street and R Street.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
(CEQA PRC Section 21080(b)(9), 21084; CEQA Guidelines Section 15302, Replacement or Reconstruction
Reasons for Exemption
SMUD has reviewed and determined that the Project is categorically exempt from the provisions of CEQA pursuant to Section 15302 (Replacement and Reconstruction). Section 15302 states that "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..." Thus, the Project consists of replacing an existing utility pole with a replacement pole in the same location that would result in no change or expansion of use. Therefore, no further environmental review is required.


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