Lake Tahoe Shorezone Ordinance


SCH Number
Public Agency
Placer County Community Development Resource Agency
Document Title
Lake Tahoe Shorezone Ordinance
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
This project repeals and replaces in its entirety the Placer County Code, Chapter 12, Article 12.32, “Shoreline Protection Regulations” with the updated “Lake Tahoe Shorezone” ordinance. The updated ordinance aligns the County with current Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) and California State Lands Commission (CSLC) permitting of piers along the shorezone of Lake Tahoe. Pier encroachment permits with a new fee for permit processing will be required for new and modified piers that are within a County property interest, with a focus on ensuring that public rights and access are maintained.

Contact Information

Shirlee Herrington
Agency Name
Placer County Community Development Resource Agency
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Information
Lake Tahoe Shorezone

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15307; 15308; 15061(b)(3)
Reasons for Exemption
This is not a project subject to environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) as defined by CEQA Guidelines 15378. This is also exempt under CEQA Guidelines sections 15307 and 15308 because the updated ordinance requires compliance with TRPA and CSLC regulations. Under CEQA Guidelines Section 15061(b)(3) an activity is covered by the common sense exemption that CEQA applies only to projects which have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment. Where it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the activity in question may have a significant effect on the environment, the activity is not subject to CEQA. Since this ordinance update affects the review and permitting process only, there is no possibility the activity will have a significant impact on the environment.
County Clerk


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