Willits Maintenance Station Emergency Sewer Repair


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Transportation, District 1 (DOT)
Document Title
Willits Maintenance Station Emergency Sewer Repair
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
On 11/17/2021 the sewer system at the Willits Maintenance Station failed resulting in backup of the sump, exposing untreated sewage water to the surface and forcing Maintenance staff to utilize portable toilets and hand washing stations. Attempts to repair were made by Caltrans Maintenance forces, but ultimately it was determined the system was unrepairable and full replacement was required. Due to the highly specialized and technical nature of this work, which Caltrans Maintenance staff are not trained to perform, assistance in replacing this sewer system and lift equipment is requested. The proposed solution includes replacing the existing, nonfunctional wastewater pumping system and transmission pipe and modifying the existing electrical system to accommodate the new system and allow for connection to backup generator power.

Contact Information

Laurel Osborn
Agency Name
Job Title
Associate Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
State Route 101, post mile 45.9

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1
Reasons for Exemption
The project is exempt because it will not have a significant effect on the environment due to unusual circumstances, it does not damage a scenic resource, it is not on the "Cortese List", there will not be significant adverse impacts on endangered, rare, or threatened species or their habitat, and it does not cause a substantial adverse change in the significance of historical resources.
County Clerk


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