U.S. Coast Guard Station Lake Tahoe Year-Round Mooring Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
United States Department of Homeland Security, Coast Guard (USCG)
Document Title
U.S. Coast Guard Station Lake Tahoe Year-Round Mooring Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Document Description
The project involves implementing modifications at the Station’s existing private single-use pier to provide consistent long-term, year-round mooring capabilities. The CG needs year-round, 24-hour, immediate access to the Station’s rapid response boats to provide essential emergency search and rescue, law enforcement, commercial and recreational boating safety, and environmental protection services to the boating public and the agencies that use Lake Tahoe. Under current conditions, when water levels are low (generally October through January, and year-round during drought conditions), rapid response boats must be moored at alternate sites, increasing response times and creating safety and security issues. The EA/IS/EA evaluates three alternatives at an equal level of detail. Under Alternative 1 (the Proposed Action), a channel would be dredged adjacent to the existing pier. Under Alternative 2, dredging would not occur; instead, the Station’s existing 312-foot pier would be extended by an additional 350 feet in a dog-leg formation. Under Alternative 3, dredging also would not occur; the Station’s existing 312-foot pier would be extended by an additional 450 feet in a straight formation.

Contact Information

Will Robinson
Agency Name
U.S. Coast Guard
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Tahoe City
Cross Streets
2550 Lake Forest Road; N. Lake Boulevard (Highway 28) and Lake Forest Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Lake Tahoe

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways, California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan South Lake Tahoe Region 6 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA), California State Lands Commission (SLC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California State Lands Commission (SLC)
Development Types
Water Facilities (Type Pier)
Local Actions
Dredging/pier approval
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Recreation, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian


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