Stateline, Nevada – The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) Governing Board on Wednesday approved a temporary, transitional shorezone permitting process that will take effect in May and remain in place until January 2019 as the agency works to develop and adopt an updated Shoreline Plan this fall.

Potential shorezone project applicants have until Friday, May 25 to submit complete project applications to TRPA and have them processed under existing shorezone regulations in the TRPA Code of Ordinances. After that date, TRPA will no longer accept applications for the addition, modification, or expansion of existing shoreline structures until the new shoreline regulations take effect. Importantly, TRPA will continue to accept applications for repairs, maintenance, and public health and safety projects. Exempt and qualified exempt activities will also continue to be processed.

Updated shorezone regulations and the code of ordinances are being developed through a collaborative shoreline planning process. New shorezone regulations are anticipated to take effect by January 1, 2019. If they do not take effect by then, this transitional shorezone permitting process will sunset automatically on that date.

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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.