TRPA Approves Settlement for Tahoe Keys Marina Violation

Lake Tahoe, Stateline, NV – The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Governing Board on Wednesday approved a $7,500 settlement agreement with the Tahoe Keys Marina and Yacht Club, LLC.

The settlement is for the Tahoe Keys Marina and Yacht Club’s unauthorized grading and creation of coverage at a California Tahoe Conservancy property located near the end of Venice Drive in South Lake Tahoe. The property impacted by this violation is not classified by TRPA as a stream environment zone or wetland.

Tahoe Keys Marina and Yacht Club created a temporary parking area on the California Tahoe Conservancy property in August 2014 for an upcoming boat show without getting the required permits from TRPA. Tahoe Keys Marina and Yacht Club also failed to install any erosion control measures, creating a threat of sediment discharge to Lake Tahoe.

Following the Governing Board’s approval of this settlement agreement on Wednesday, the penalty must be paid to TRPA within 30 days. Money from settlement violations is held in trust for special research studies and other directed purposes and is not used for general TRPA operating expenses.

The California Tahoe Conservancy has restored the impacted property and is negotiating with Tahoe Keys Marina and Yacht Club to reimburse it for those costs.

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency leads the cooperative effort to preserve, restore, and enhance the unique natural and human environment of the Lake Tahoe Region, while improving local communities, and people’s interactions with our irreplaceable environment. For additional information, contact Tom Lotshaw, Public Information Officer, at 775-589-5278.

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