Carico-Cape Verde Bank 2 Installation Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Document Title
Carico-Cape Verde Bank 2 Installation Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Carico Cape Verde Bank #2 Installation Project (Project) consists of installing a new 25 megavolt-ampere (MVA) transformer and a new 4-feeder switchgear and 12kV capacitor banks. The new equipment will be placed on an existing concrete foundation 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, including lines and equipment required to interconnect with the existing 69kV/12kV system. All work will occur within the existing substation walls.

Contact Information

Amy Spitzer
Agency Name
Job Title
Environmental Specialist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Elk Grove
Cross Streets
Carico Way and Cape Verde Drive

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
CCR 14, Sections 15301 and 15302
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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