To streamline the permit process, TRPA has entered into agreements with Tahoe Basin agencies and utility companies to carry out TRPA’s thorough environmental review on our behalf. To do this, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the agency and the other organization is signed that clearly outlines the responsibilities of each group. Below is a list of links to the TRPA MOUs currently in effect with partner agencies.

There are two types of MOUs listed below. A Delegation MOU delegates TRPA’s permitting authority to a local government agency so you can get a TRPA permit from your local building department. TRPA annually audits these permits to ensure our standards are being met and environmental quality continues to be protected. Depending on the type or size of the project, a delegation MOU can save you valuable time and resources while completing projects while upholding environmental protections.

Under Exempt MOUs, certain utilities and land management agencies are given authority to review their own projects for conformance with TRPA standards. This streamlines protection in the Basin and increasing efficiency. Gas, communications and power companies are capable of safely repairing and maintaining their underground services without TRPA’s review. However, larger-scale projects and installation of new facilities such as a transmission line or communications tower fall outside the exemption and are reviewed by TRPA.

Exempt MOUs

California Tahoe Conservancy- Appendix B, 2016 (124 K)
California Tahoe Conservancy- Appendix B, 1999 (220 K)
California Tahoe Conservancy- Appendix B, 1988 (118 K)
Nevada Division of State Parks- Appendix C, 1989 (197 K)
Nevada Division of State Parks- Appendix C, 2001 (197 K)
California State Parks Department- Appendix D (204 K)
USDA Forest Service- Appendix E (370 K)
Pacific Bell- Appendix F (203 K)
California Department of Transportation- Appendix G (144 K)
Nevada Department of Transportation- Appendix H (143 K)
Tahoe City Public Utility District- Appendix I (245 K)
South Tahoe Public Utility District- Appendix J (252 K)
Incline Village General Improvement District- Appendix K (268 K)
Sierra Pacific Power- Appendix M (105 K)
Douglas County Public Works 2012 – Appendix N (459 K)
North Tahoe Public Utility District- Appendix O (263 K)
Tahoe-Douglas District- Appendix P (250 K)
TCI Cablevision of California- Appendix Q (187 K)
Tahoe-Truckee School District- Appendix S (218 K)
Southwest Gas – Appendix T (131 K)
Avista Utilities- Appendix U (133 K)
Douglas County Sewer Improvement District- Appendix V (195 K)
Nevada Bell- Appendix X (199 K)
Nevada Division of State Lands- Appendix Y (144 Kb)
El Doarado County Public Works- Appendix Z (186 K)
Kingsbury General Improvement District- Appendix AA (289 K)
Verizon- Appendix FF (197 K)
Fulton Water Company- Appendix GG (181 K)
Tahoe Park Water Company- Appendix HH (186 K)
McKinney Water District- Appendix II (166 K)
City of South Lake Tahoe Public Works- Appendix MM (238 K)
Lukins Brothers Water Company- Appendix NN (196 K)
Round Hill General Improvement District- Appendix OO (214 K)
Timberland Water Company- Appendix UU (196 K)
Mid Sierra Water Utility, Inc.- Appendix SS (197 K)
Agate Bay Water Company- Appendix RR (197 K)
Tahoe Swiss Village Utility- Appendix TT (197 K)
Ward Well Water Company- Appendix VV (197 K)
Calpeco Liberty Energy- Appendix WW (245 K)