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Turlock Irrigation District 333 East Canal Drive P.O. Box 949 Turlock, CA 95381-0949

NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT A MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION Project Title: Washington Substation Lead Agency: The Turlock Irrigation District (TID) is the Lead Agency for the Project (as described herein) and has prepared the Initial Study/ Mitigated Negative Declaration in accordance with the requirements set forth in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Project Location: 325 S. Washington Road, Turlock Irrigation District, Washington Substation

Project Need: To continue maintaining power system reliability as growth continues to occur on the west side of Turlock and to enable electric distribution demand to be moved from Commons Substation which will alleviate congestion on TID’s sub-Transmission (69 kV) System. The proposed project would tie into the Walnut-WEC 115 kV transmission line that runs along the south fence line of the subject parcel. Use of the proposed project site would eliminate the need to expand or construct new transmission lines as existing transmission facilities can serve the substation. Project Description: The proposed project site is located at 325 S. Washington Road in unincorporated Stanislaus County. The project will expand an existing 10.0-acre substation facility to include an additional 2.0 acres of new equipment, utilizing portions of the site that have already been fenced, graded and disturbed for use as a storage yard. Copies of the Initial Study/ Mitigated Negative Declaration are Available at the Following Locations: Electronic copies are available online at:

Hard copies are available at: Turlock Irrigation District 333 E Canal Drive Turlock, CA 95380

Turlock Public Library 550 North Minaret Avenue Turlock, CA 95380

Modesto Public Library 1500 I Street Modesto, CA 95354

20-Day Public Comment Period: Begins: June 23, 2016 Ends: July 13, 2016 Board Consideration: The Mitigated Negative Declaration will be considered for adoption at the TID Board meeting held on July 26, 2016 at: 09:00 AM TID Business Office 333 East Canal Drive Turlock, CA 95380 For Additional Information or to Submit Written Comments, Please Contact: Janis Scott, TID Senior Electrical Engineer P.O. Box 949 Turlock, CA 95381-0949 (209) 883-8605 E-mail: DO NOT REMOVE FROM POSTING UNTIL: JULY 13, 2016

Notice of Intent to Adopt Washington Substation MND  

Notice of intent to adopt the Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Washington Substation