Fall River Valley Community Services District McArthur Well No. 1 Improvements


SCH Number
Public Agency
Fall River Valley Community Services District
Document Title
Fall River Valley Community Services District McArthur Well No. 1 Improvements
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The FRVCSD water system provides potable water to residents and businesses in the communities of Fall River Mills and McArthur. Currently, FRVCSD maintains two wells; however, the District relies solely on McArthur Well No. 1. The purpose of the proposed project is to provide the communities of McArthur and Fall River Mills with safe and reliable water. Improvements at the McArthur Well No. 1 site include replacement of the well pump and motor; installation of new electrical panels, conduits, and conductors; improvements to air circulation components within the well building; structural improvements to the well building (replacing the roof structure, metal siding and sheeting, adding vents, etc.); relocation of a waterline; and installation of an emergency backup generator. Improvements may be phased based on the availability of funding. Improvements at the District office site include creating a new fire-rated room inside the existing office building to house an emergency back-up generator and associated equipment. Additional ventilation and exhaust piping would be installed. A portable generator would be parked at the District's booster pump station (BPS) on Country Club Drive; no earth disturbance would be required as a manual transfer switch and generator receptacle are existing at the site. The portable generator would solely serve the BPS. Staging of materials and construction equipment would occur within District-owned parcels. No site preparation or grading would be required, and no trees would be removed.

Contact Information

Cecil Ray
Agency Name
Fall River Valley Community Services District
Job Title
General Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


McArthur and Fall River Mills (unincorporated)
Cross Streets
Well Site: Lewis Rd.; District Office: Third St.; Booster Pump Station: Country Club Dr.
Parcel #
032-180-046, 023-390-006, 018-450-020
State Highways
State Route 299
Fall River Mills Airport
Fall River, Pit River, Fall River Lake
Other Location Info
Well: Sections 3 and 10, T37N, R5E. Booster Pump Station: Section 36, T37N, R4E. District Office: Section 31, T37N, R5E Schools within 2 miles: Fall River Elementary School, Soldier Mountain High School, Fall River Community Day School, and Fall River Junior-Senior High School

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1; California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Section 15301
Reasons for Exemption
Class 1 authorizes the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of existing or former use. The project is consistent with the categorical exemption noted above because work would consist of improvements to existing facilities and the addition of emergency back-up generators at existing facilities. The project is not located within a designated State Scenic Highway, is not located on a hazardous waste site, and would not impact a historical resource. There are no unusual circumstances that would preclude a categorical exemption for the project.
County Clerk


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