Fall River Valley Community Services District - McArthur Sewer Collection System


SCH Number
Public Agency
Fall River Valley Community Services District
Document Title
Fall River Valley Community Services District - McArthur Sewer Collection System
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Fall River Valley Community Services District (FRVCSD) provides wastewater collection and treatment services to residents and businesses in the community of Fall River Mills. According to the draft Municipal Service Review completed for FRVCSD by the Shasta Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) in 2012, the sewer system includes 25,000 linear feet of gravity-fed effluent collection mainlines, 6,000 linear feet of pressure force mains, and three underground sewer lift stations. About 60,000 gallons per day of domestic wastes are conveyed to the FRVCSD's wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) located adjacent to the Fan River Mills Airport. As described in the FRVCSD's Capital Improvement Plan, the project includes extending the sewer system to the community of McArthur. Beneficiaries of the project include residents and businesses in McArthur. See NOE for full details.

Contact Information

Stephen Rooklidge
Agency Name
Fall River Valley Community Services District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Fall River Mills
9, 16
Other Location Info
The proposed project is located in and near the unincorporated communities of Fall River Mills and McArthur, Shasta County, of the US. Geological Survey's (USGS) Fall River Mills 7.5-minute quadrangle. Sewer line improvements would occur within public road rights-of-way (ROWs). Lift station improvements would occur on privately owned property (see Figure 1). Sections: 17 and 20

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 3, §15303 (New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures) Class 4, §15304 (Minor Alterations to Land)
Reasons for Exemption
The Class 3 exemption applies to the construction/installation of limited numbers of new, small facilities or structures, including utility extensions; and/or installation of small new equipment and facilities in small structures. The Class 4 exemption applies to minor alterations to the condition of land (e.g., clearing, grading, trenching, and backfilling) that do not involve the removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees, and do not involve grading in wetlands or other waters, provided that the surface is restored following construction. See NOE for full details.


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