Questions follow Shorezone plan release |

Questions follow Shorezone plan release

Less than a week after the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency’s release of a new final Shorezone plan and accompanying ordinances to the public, area groups are already “re-loading” comments for the plan’s first of five public review sessions slated for Wednesday, Dec. 13 at Harrah’s in Stateline.

Many are concerned about the potential construction of new private piers and the number of buoys that could be potentially “grandfathered” in by late additions to the new Shorezone plan.

Meanwhile, the California Attorney General, the Nevada Department of Environmental Protection and the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board all essentially said the plan fails to quantify the effect of various potential mitigation measures outlined in the draft.

Even the Tahoe Lakefront Owners’ Association, long an ally for private lakefront homeowners, asks for a more specific mitigation program.

There are groups that contend the latest plan may be a step in the wrong direction.

“Our biggest concern has been overall new pollution impacts to Lake Tahoe and whether the environmental programs can be strong enough to offset the new impacts,” said League to Save Lake Tahoe programs coordinator John Friedrich.

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