Major Projects

On this page you will find documents and plans for projects that are currently under review by TRPA and other agencies or that are under development. We value your input and this page is intended to give you the information you need to get involved in decisions that may have an affect on Lake Tahoe’s environment and communities.

Nevada Stateline to Stateline Bikeway North Demonstration Project

NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT

The Notice of Availability, Comment, and Public Hearings for the Joint TRPA and NEPA Environmental Assessment for the Stateline-to-Stateline Bikeway, North Demonstration Project in Incline Village, NV has been released.  The comment period starts March 5, 2014 and concludes on April 11, 2014.

View the Notice

View the Draft Environmental Assessment

The Federal Highway Administration and TRPA have directed the preparation of a joint Environmental Assessment (EA) pursuant to National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations, TRPA’s Compact, and Chapter 3 of the TRPA Code of Ordinances for the Nevada Stateline-to-Stateline Bikeway, North Demonstration Project (Project). The proposed Project is an approximately three mile section of the longer Nevada Stateline-to-Stateline Bikeway Project, which is a proposal to build a premier, shared-used path on the east side of Lake Tahoe between the Nevada state line in Crystal Bay on the north and the casino corridor in Stateline, Nevada on the south. The Project is proposed to be a shared use path connecting Incline Village and Sand Harbor in Washoe County, Nevada on the east shore of Lake Tahoe.

The North Demonstration Project is a high priority section of the larger Nevada Stateline-to-Stateline Bikeway, which encompasses an approximately 30-mile corridor between the Nevada state line in Crystal Bay and the casino core in Stateline, Nevada. This notice addresses only the North Demonstration Project. The first section of the overall project, the South Demonstration Project, between the Stateline casino core and Round Hill Pines Beach, has been approved and construction of this segment is scheduled for the summer of 2012. The alignment between the South and North Demonstration Projects and the alignment between Incline Village and Crystal Bay are undergoing additional alignment planning; future implementation phases will be subject to their own environmental review and are not being evaluated as part of this effort, except in the cumulative context.

More detailed information and maps of the proposed project can be accessed on the project website at www.nvtahoebikeway.com.

Heavenly Epic Discovery Park


View Notice HERE
To view complete EIS/EIS/EIR click HERE

Lake Tahoe Passenger Ferry Project


Notice of Intent (NOI) to Prepare a NEPA Draft EIS and Notice of Preparation (NOP) of a CEQA Draft EIR and TRPA Draft EIS for the Lake Tahoe Passenger Ferry Project
The Tahoe Transportation District (TTD) is proposing the development of an all-season, passenger ferry service between the north shore and south shores of Lake Tahoe. The proposed ferry service would improve mobility within the Lake Tahoe Region, reduce vehicle miles traveled by automobile, and move the Region toward achievement of the regional water quality, air, and GHG goals.

View Notice HERE

CalPeco Electrical Lines Upgrade Project

California Pacific Electric Company 625/650 Electrical Lines Upgrade Project

The California Pacific Electric Company (CalPeco) dba Liberty Utilities is planning an upgrade to power lines in Northeastern Placer County and southeastern Nevada County, California. The lines serve approximately 49,000 customers in the north and south shores of Lake Tahoe. These major transmission lines serve the areas of Northstar, Kings Beach, Tahoe City and Squaw Valley and are some of the oldest in the State of California.

Media Release–Draft Environmental Documents Available for Electrical Line Upgrade Project November 8, 2013

Notice of Availability/Comment Period and Instructions for Public Comment November 8, 2013

CalPeco DEIS-EIS-EIR

CalPeco DEIS-EIS-EIR Appendices

Notice of Preparation and Notice of Intent

CalPeco FEIS/EIS/EIR Documents

CalPeco FEIS-EIS-EIR – Part 1

CalPeco FEIS-EIS-EIR – Part 2

CalPeco FEIS-EIS-EIR Appendices – Part 1

CalPeco FEIS-EIS-EIR Appendices – Part 2

CalPeco FEIS-EIS-EIR Appendices – Part 3

Appendix P Comments and Responses to Comments

USFS Tech Reports

CalPeco Biological Assessment

CalPeco Migratory Landbirds Report

CalPeco Riparian Conservation Objective Analysis

Upper Truckee River and Marsh Restoration Project

NOTICE OF PREPARATION AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC SCOPING MEETING

Project Title:

Notice of availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Environmental Impact Report (EIR), and notice of public hearing.

Notice of Availability

Draft EIS/EIR or for more information on the project

Upper Truckee River Restoration and Golf Course Reconfiguration Project

FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY OF THE UPPER TRUCKEE RIVER RESTORATION AND GOLF COURSE RECONFIGURATION PROJECT.

Final EIR/EIS Volume IV (65MB)

Final EIR/EIS Volume V (50MB)

PREPARATIONS TO FINALIZE THE DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY OF THE UPPER TRUCKEE RIVER RESTORATION AND GOLF COURSE RECONFIGURATION PROJECT.

Over 700 comments were received during the public comment period for the Draft EIR/EIS/EIS. The comments are being reviewed by California State Parks, the Bureau of Reclamation and Tahoe Regional Planning Agency. The final document is expected to be released in early fall 2011. The document is an environmental impact report/environmental impact statement/environmental impact statement(EIR/EIS/EIS). The three titles are required for compliance with CEQA, NEPA, and TRPA review. Comments on the document were submitted between August and November, 2010.

Visit the Restore Upper Truckee web site to download the draft EIR/EIS/EIS.

California State Parks (State Parks) and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) are pursuing a restoration project along the reach of the Upper Truckee River that extends from its upstream entry point at the southern boundary of Washoe Meadows State Park to just west of U.S. Highway 50 where the river exits Lake Valley State Recreation Area. The project is being planned and proposed by State Parks. TRPA is managing the EIS process and helping gather public input as the process moves along.

Numerous public planning workshops, site tours and information sessions were held between 2007 to 2010 to present the project in detail to interested stakeholders and to gather input on the recreation uses in the parks.

The primary purpose of the project is to restore natural geomorphic and ecological processes along this reach of river and to reduce the river’s suspended sediment discharge to Lake Tahoe. The proposed restoration project would require reconfiguration of the Lake Tahoe Golf Course to allow for restoration of the river, reduce the area of stream environment zone occupied by the golf course, and allow for establishment of a buffer area between the golf course and the river. Alternatives to the proposed project are being considered and studied in the EIR/EIS/EIS.

A more detailed description of the proposed project is contained in the following documents:

Notice of preparation for EIS/EIR (2.4 MB)

Feasibility Study for the restoration project (929 K)

Diagrams for the Feasibility Study (21.1 MB). These were shown by the California State Parks and Recreation representative at the TRPA Governing Board meeting October, 2006.