Big Sandy Rancheria Wastewater System Improvements Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Big Sandy Rancheria
Document Title
Big Sandy Rancheria Wastewater System Improvements Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Existing rural residential, Resource Conservation (RC) 40 Zoning, District of Fresno County
Document Description
The project would include construction and operation of a new wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) and associated wastewater collection system within the Big Sandy Rancheria (BSR) to protect the community water system from contamination and replace the existing individual septic tanks for residences. Wastewater treatment would consist of two components: treatment of wastewater at a WWTP; and disposal of wastewater through subsurface disposal via drip fields. A proposed wastewater collection system would connect the existing 54 residential structures, Mono Wind Casino, gas station, gymnasium, Tribal administration buildings, and head start buildings and structures to the proposed WWTP via gravity sewer lines and three lift stations located throughout the BSR.

Contact Information

Tom Zizzo
Agency Name
Big Sandy Rancheria
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Southern California
Cross Streets
Auberry Mission Road and Jose Basin Road
Total Acres
State Highways
SR 168

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Justice, Attorney General's Office, California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance
State Reviewing Agency Comments
State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance
Development Types
Waste Treatment:Sewer (Packed bed WWTP)(MGD 0.03)
Local Actions
Site Plan
Project Issues
Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Geology/Soils, Noise


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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