Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan Update

Lake Tahoe Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan Update

The City of South Lake Tahoe Planning Commission, acting in its capacity as the South Lake Tahoe Airport Land Use Commission, is preparing an update to the Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan for the Lake Tahoe Airport.

Any citizen may provide feedback to Hilary Roverud, Deputy Development Services Director: hroverud@cityofslt.us / (530) 541-6024

Airport Land Use Commission

The State of California requires every county with an airport "operated for the benefit of the general public' to form an Airport Land Use Commission (ALUC). The purpose of an ALUC is to conduct compatible land use planning for areas around airports. ALUCs "protect public health, safety, and welfare by ensuring the orderly expansion of airports and the adoption of land use measures that minimize the public's exposure to excessive noise and safety hazards within areas around public airports to the extent that these areas are not already devoted to incompatible uses." Although no expansion of the Lake Tahoe Airport is planned, the ALUCP update will bring land use plans for areas around the airport up to date with state law

Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan

ALUCPs are documents that ensure that future land uses in areas around an airport are compatible with its continued operation while safeguarding the welfare of people who live in the airport vicinity and the general public. 

A Draft ALUCP for the Lake Tahoe Airport was made available for public review in June 2018 and presented to the Airport Land Use Commission. Comments received have been addressed in the Revised Draft ALUCP which will be presented to the Airport Land Use Commission on April 11, 2019. The Draft ALUCP Development Displacement Analysis will also be presented at that meeting.  The presentation will be informational only. These documents are available at the links below. The staff report to the ALUC/Planning Commission is available here

March 2019 Revised Draft ALUCP Documents


Revised Draft ALUCP

Appendix A - Airport Layout Plan

Appendix B - State Laws Related to Airport Land Use Planning

Appendix C - Title 14, Code of Regulations, Part 77

Appendix D - General Plan Consistency Checklist

Appendix E - Noise Modeling Assumptions

Appendix F - Sample Implementation Documents

Appendix G - Methods for Determining Concentrations of People

Appendix H - Federal Regulations Pertaining to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles


Development Displacement Analysis

Draft Initial Study/Negative Declaration


The Airport Land Use Commission for Lake Tahoe Airport proposes to adopt a Negative Declaration for the above described project. The Draft IS/ND provides analysis of the potential for the project to result in significant environmental impacts.  Areas of analysis include aesthetics, agriculture and forestry, air quality, biological resources, cultural resources, geology and soils, greenhouse gas emissions, hazards and hazardous materials, hydrology and water quality, land use and planning, mineral resources, noise, population and housing, public services, recreation, transportation and traffic, utility and services systems, and additional mandatory findings of significance related to potential cumulative impacts.  The analysis demonstrates that the project has less than significant impacts in all these areas. The Draft IS/ND has been sent, along with a Notice of Completion, to the California State Clearinghouse for distribution to state and regional agencies for review. The IS/ND is also available at City offices (1052 Tata Lane and online (www.cityofslt.us/ALUCP) for public review and comment between May 24th and June 24th. A Notice of Availability, advertising the review period and the Airport Land Use Commission meeting dates will be published in the Tahoe Daily Tribune on May 24th.

Draft Initial Study

Draft Negative Declaration

Notice of Availability

June 2018 Draft ALUCP Documents


Draft ALUCP

Appendix A - Noise Modeling Assumptions

Appendix B - Sample Implementation Documents

Appendix C - Methods of Determining Concentrations of People

Appendix D - State Laws Related to Airport Land Use Planning

Appendix E - Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 77

Appendix F - Federal Regulations Pertaining to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Appendix G - Lake Tahoe Airport Wildlife Hazard Management Plan

Appendix H - FAA Advisory Circular 150/5200-33B