What are the opportunities for public input?

An initial study and notice of preparation (NOP) of an Environmental Impact Report/Statement (EIR / EIS) for the Martis Valley West Parcel Project (MVWPSP) were issued by Placer County and Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) on March 28, 2014. The NOP was sent to the California and Nevada State Clearinghouses, federal, state, and local agencies, and members of the public. An NOP informs the reviewer of the lead agency’s intent to prepare an EIR or TRPA EIS. Four public scoping meetings were held to provide the public with the opportunity to learn more about the Specific Plan and Area Plan and to receive comments from the public and other interested parties and agencies regarding the issues that should be addressed in the EIR / EIS.

Scoping Meeting Dates

The scoping meetings were held in April, 2014 as follows:

  • April 24 - TRPA Governing Board
  • April 16 - Cedar House Sport Hotel
  • April 16 - North Tahoe Event Center
  • April 9 - TRPA Advisory Planning Commission

At each of these meetings, Placer County and TRPA staff made presentations to describe the proposed MVWPSP for evaluation in the EIR / EIS and identify key environmental issues identified by the TRPA Initial Environmental Checklist and CEQA Initial Study and Checklist.

Notification & Public Comment

Interested parties were notified of the availability of the Preliminary Draft Specific Plan and Area Plan on the Placer County website, and that public comments on the preliminary draft plans would be accepted through August 1, 2014. A public workshop on the Preliminary Draft Specific Plan and Area Plan was held on July 17, 2014 in Kings Beach, California.

Additional opportunities for public input will be available throughout the environmental review process.

Process Flow Chart

Please also see this Flow Chart (PDF) of the process.

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1. What are Specific Plans and Area Plans?
2. What is the process to prepare and approve the Specific Plan and associated Area Plan?
3. What are the opportunities for public input?