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Step 1 of 7Prepare for your project
- This slideshow explains the process required to lease space on SMUD's transmission poles, towers, substations, and upon SMUD's buildings and grounds for cellular carriers and others.
Review our Electric Service Requirements, Engineering Specification T012.
You can submit your project for wireless/cell site lease facilities to SMUD at any time by selecting the button below.
Step 2 of 7Submit your project
- You must first complete a request to place facilities on or upon SMUD facilities along with submitting:
- Your preliminary plans
- A passing structural analysis
- An initial deposit
Please note: SMUD only accepts online applications for
wireless/cell site lease facilities. Submit your project online
Questions about this process? Contact us at email@example.com or at 1-916-732-6868.
Step 3 of 7Initial SMUD review and response
- We'll provide an initial review of your application and determine if your request is possible at your desired location.
Possible reasons for an initial denial could be related to SMUD's future plans, the structural integrity of an existing facility, interference with existing SMUD facilities, etc.
Once the review is complete, we'll either:
- Approve the initial review and allow the process to continue forward
- Deny the request and provide the reason.
Step 4 of 7Initial review approved
- If the initial request is approved by SMUD, you'll be notified of such and will need to:
- Submit the Design Review and Inspection fee using our Project Application website
- Ensure you follow the guidelines in our Electric Service Requirements, Engineering Specification T012
- Email the submittals detailed in section 8.2 and updated plans containing SMUD's minimum requirements and information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once we receive the above information, we'll begin the second and final portion of our review working toward approving the installation.
Step 5 of 7SMUD SLA and MLA created
- Once the plans have been approved by SMUD, a Master License Agreement (MLA) will be developed if one isn't already in place. A Site License Agreement (SLA) will be created to incoprorate the site license specifics, fees, terms, options, notification requirements, site specific conditions, etc. It will be emailed to you for signatures.
Step 6 of 7SMUD Notice to Construct
- Once the SLA and MLA are finalized and SMUD receives zoning and building permit approvals, you'll receive a Notice to Construct. This will include a SMUD Inspector's contact information for you to arrange a pre-construction meeting.
Please Note: Under SMUD's Lease Facility program, we typically require you to hire qualified electrical workers to perform any work under the direction of SMUD Inspectors. Our inspectors will work directly with your workers to set schedules, holding clearances, etc.
Step 7 of 7As-builts
- You' must provide SMUD with signed and stamped as-built drawings by a licensed architect and engineering firm.
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