TRPA Begins Easing Grip on Regulatory Control

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Land use and environmental regulators in the Lake Tahoe Basin are endorsing the idea of giving local governments more control over permitting and other rules.

It's an issue that came to head during the 2011 Nevada Legislature. A new law calls for Nevada's possible withdrawal from a long-standing compact unless the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency updates a regional plan and changes how building projects are approved.

The Nevada Appeal reports the TRPA governing board has endorsed the concept of allowing local governments to take over more duties, and adopted an updated code book intended to simplify Tahoe Basin regulations.

The new code book is expected to take effect in March after a public review.

TRPA officials say the changes will allow the agency to focus on more regional issues.

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