White Rock-Folsom Substation #2 Upgrade Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Document Title
White Rock-Folsom Substation #2 Upgrade Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The White Rock-Folsom Substation #2 Upgrade Project (Project) consists of replacing an aging 12.5-megavolt-ampere (MVA) transformer and associated switchgear that are located on the southern half of the substation site. A new 12.5-MVA transformer and switchgear will be placed in the same general area. Surface excavation will be required for the removal and reconstruction of a new transformer and switchgear concrete foundation pad with a surrounding sub-grade oil containment area. The Project will also include modification and/or replacement of support infrastructure (i.e. switch pole, tap pole, pull box, conduit, grounding, etc.) to service the new transformer and switchgear. The Project’s existing perimeter fencing along the north side (facing light rail tracks) and west side (facing White Rock Road) will also be extended outward to the north property line and three feet to the west, respectively. A new entry gate will be installed at the northwest corner along the White Rock Rd. cul-de-sac frontage.

Contact Information

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


Other Location Info
The project site is an existing substation located at 10301 White Rock Road in the City of Rancho Cordova; APN: 077-0010-053.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
CEQA PRC Section 21080(b)(9), 21084; CEQA Guidelines Sections 15301 (Existing Facilties) and 15302 (Replacement or Recon
Reasons for Exemption
SMUD has reviewed and determined that the Project is categorically exempt from the provisions of CEQA pursuant to Sections 15301 (Existing Facilities) and 15302 (Replacement and Reconstruction). Section 15301 applies to projects that consists of the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alternations of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency’s determination. 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 will involve the repair and minor alternation of an existing substation facility resulting in no change or expansion of use; and the replacement of an existing transformer and switchgear in the same location and serving the same purpose and capacity. Therefore, no further environmental review is required.
County Clerk


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