Public Engagement Approach and Schedule for the Tahoe Keys Control Methods Test Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Review

 

The project lead agencies (Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and the Lahonton Regional Water Quality Control Board) are committed to providing meaningful opportunities for interested citizens and organizations to provide input on the proposed Control Methods Test for managing aquatic weeds in the Tahoe Keys lagoons.  On July 6, the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Review (DEIS/DEIR), which evaluates the potential environmental impacts of the proposed Control Methods Test and project alternatives will be released for public review.  The public comment period will be 60 days to allow adequate time for the public to provide comments and feedback.

Due to the need to protect public health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, the lead agencies will conduct all public meetings as interactive online webinars.  These webinars will provide an overview of the proposed project, project alternatives, and the analysis of potential environmental impacts.  Each webinar will have dedicated time for public comments. The public webinar on August 11th will include time for a public Question and Answer session with the project team.

Notice of these public sessions will be broadcast widely using email lists and newsletters, as well as advertisement on this website and through social and local media.

Schedule of Public Meetings
Release DEIS/DEIR, 60-day Public Comment Period begins July 6, 2020
Public Webinar: TRPA Board Meeting July 22, 2020
Public Webinar: Project Overview, Q&A

Register in advance for this webinar:  You will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the webinar.

August 11, 2020,

10AM -12PM

Public Webinar: TRPA Advisory Planning Commission Meeting August 12, 2020,

Time TBA

End of 60-day Public Comment Period September 3, 2020

In addition to the public sessions listed above, an interactive webinar will be scheduled with the project proponent, Tahoe Keys Property Owners Association (TKPOA).  Additional workshops may be added in August if the public and/or stakeholders indicate they would like opportunities for more specific discussions around the DEIS/DEIR analysis and proposed project.

Public comments can be submitted throughout the comment period by emailing tahoekeysweeds@trpa.org.  Please read How to Make Substantive Comments prior to submitting comments for the lead agencies to review and respond to.

If you or your constituency feel your public engagement needs are not being adequately met by this plan, please let us know by emailing tahoekeysweeds@trpa.org and we will work together to accommodate your needs as best we can.