January 27, 2019
On Oct. 24, 2018, the TRPA Governing Board adopted the new Shoreline Plan that sets development caps and regulations for boating and new shoreline structures such as piers and buoys. The plan includes the new shorezone regulations (Chapters 80 to 85 of the TRPA Code of Ordinances) and a Shoreline Implementation Program. The cost of these TRPA programs will be paid for through new fees taking effect in 2019.
While we've waited 34 years to secure our rights, implementation of the permitting process by TRPA staff to fairly allocate and manage the allowable moorings and piers is going to be a slow and arduous process, requiring our persistent engagement and monitoring.
To ensure your property rights are protected, we've made significant progress working with TRPA staff to help them streamline the implementation of the Shoreline Program, beginning with a TLOA-hosted Mooring Registration workshop for lakefront owners in March. As TRPA releases updates, TLOA will provide members with detailed information to help you navigate the new regulations such as the dates below:
2019 TRPA Shoreline Permit Application Dates
Existing Moorings - Registration of existing moorings (buoys, slips and boat lifts) begins March 1, 2019. TLOA will host a Mooring Registration Workshop with TRPA in March - Date and location to be announced.
New Moorings - Applications for new moorings will NOT be accepted by TRPA until March 1, 2020.
Existing Piers - Declarations for repairs and maintenance of existing shorezone structures that do not require a TRPA permit accepted now.
New Piers - Applications accepted between June 1 and June 30, 2019. NOTE: Before you can apply, you must have a current BMP certificate and complete a Scenic Assessment.
We know it's complicated. We're here to help make sense of it all to protect your property rights through enhanced TLOA advocacy efforts fortified by every lakefront owner membership. Throughout 2019 TLOA will keep our members informed with frequent updates.