Biomass Transport and Utilization Project

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Tahoe Conservancy (California Tahoe Conservancy)
Document Title
Biomass Transport and Utilization Project
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Project Applicant
California Tahoe Conservancy
Present Land Use
Conservation and Recreation

Document Description
The California Tahoe Conservancy would fund the processing and transport of up to 17,500 tons of biomass generated from three forest fuels treatment projects within the Lake Tahoe Basin. Biomass in the form of slash (i.e., non-merchantable woody debris such as small diameter trees, salvage materials, and treetops) generated by the fuel treatment activities is proposed to be chipped, truck-loaded, and hauled from forest fuels treatment sites to receiving facilities throughout the region, which primarily include bioenergy generation facilities. The proposed project also includes the potential transport of biomass in the form of firewood for use as home heating fuel for the Washoe Tribe, and transport to the Ampine wood products facility in Sutter, California for the creation of pulp for use in the manufacture of wood products.

Contact Information
Joseph Harvey
California Tahoe Conservancy
1061 Third Street
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Phone : (530) 543-6008


38°55'56"N 120°2'7"W
South Lake Tahoe
El Dorado
Cross Streets
Parcel #
State Highways
50, 89
MeeksCrk,TroutCrk,ColdCrk,Fallen Leaf Lk,Lake Tahoe
Other Location Info
Zip Code: 96150, 96142 Township, Range, Section, and Base: Multiple

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Biomass transport/utilization)
Local Action
Biomass Mgmt
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Greenhouse Gas Emissions Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 3 California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics California Department of Water Resources California Energy Commission California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan South Lake Tahoe Region 6 California State Lands Commission California Tahoe Conservancy Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation Sierra Nevada Conservancy State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality


Environmental Document
Apdx A AQ Data   PDF 949 K Biomass_NOI_4   PDF 88 K CTC Biomass IS-ND   PDF 4401 K CTC Biomass Summary_Form   PDF 578 K
NOC Biomass Draft_4   PDF 269 K

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