American River Pump Station and Ophir Road Pump Station Standby Power Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Placer County Water Agency
Document Title
American River Pump Station and Ophir Road Pump Station Standby Power Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The project consists of constructing and connecting emergency backup generators to PCWA1s power supply facilities which supply power to the American River Pump Station and Ophir Road Pump Station. The Intent of the project is to supply standby power to operate the pump stations in the event an extended power outage. Due to PG&E de-energizing electrical lines as part of Public Safety Power Shutoff to reduce wlldland fire hazards, It Is necessary to have this emergency backup power.

Contact Information
Aaron Sullivan
Placer County Water Agency
Lead/Public Agency
P.O. Box 6570
Auburn, CA 95604

Phone : (530) 823-4850


Auburn Ophir
Other Location Info
The American River Pump Station standby power site is located near 492 Maidu Drive In Auburn. The backup emergency generator will be located southeast of PCWNs recloser near the PG&E substation, which supplies power to PCWA's American River Pump Station. The Ophir Road Pump Station standby power site is located at 10715 Ophir Road. Both sites will be accessed via existing roadways.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 3, Section 15303 (d)
Reasons for Exemption
The project consists of c:onstruC'tlon and location of limited numbers of new1 small facilities or structures; Installation of small new equipment and facilities in small structures, including electrical extensions. (Guidelines Article 19, Section 15303)


Notice of Exemption
2020100302_00542A21   PDF 115 K

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