American Tower Services LLC requests encroachment permission to install an automatic transfer switch (ATS) onto existing telecommunication tower equipment located in the Department of Water Resources right of way. An existing H-frame contains electrical equipment, and the H-frame is connected via conduit to an existing generator. The ATS will be a new component to the H-frame, and will not replace any existing components. After it is installed onto the H-frame, the ATS will be connected to the conduit. Then, a new conduit will be installed to also connect the ATS switch to an existing County of Merced meter. Through these two connections, the ATS will sense any power outages at the meter, and it will automatically turn on the generator to ensure that communication services can continue in the event of a power outage. The ATS will be installed to the existing H-frame and conduit. Then, an approximately 100-foot-long by 1-foot-wide by 2-foot-deep area will be excavated. This excavation will start at the base of the H-frame, travel about 80 feet south, and then travel about 20 feet west until it ends at the base of the existing County of Merced meter. Next, three-inch diameter Schedule 40 Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) piping will be placed into the bottom of the entire length of the excavation; underground electrical wiring will be inserted through the entire length of the PVC piping. Finally, the wiring will be connected to the new ATS and the existing meter. Once all electrical work is completed, the excavation will be backfilled and compacted to original contours.