Sept. 8th, 2016

Announcement of Joint EIS/EIR

In part, as a response to public and agency comments received during the scoping process, as well as other factors, Placer County and USFS have decided to prepare a single joint EIS/EIR rather than two separate documents as originally indicated. As such, the County and the USFS have prepared this updated NOP to inform the public of the joint EIS/EIR and to invite further input on the scope and content of the environmental analysis in the context of the single joint EIS/EIR. 

 No elements of the project description have changed.


An additional 30-day period is being provided during which agencies and interested parties may submit additional comments on topics to be addressed in the EIS/EIR. All comments previously submitted to the County and the USFS during the original scoping process will be considered in the EIS/EIR and there is no need to resubmit those comments.

Comments should be provided no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 3, 2016 to: Shirlee Herrington, Environmental Coordination Services, Community Development Resource Agency, 3091 County Center Drive, Suite 190, Auburn, CA 95603 or

All comments on environmental issues received during the public comment period will be considered and addressed in the Draft EIS/EIR, which is anticipated to be available for public review in summer 2017.

Available Materials for Download:

Placer County Updated NOP

Forest Service, Placer County Joint EIS/EIR Announcement

May 31st, 2016

Close of Public Scoping

The EIS Scoping Period closed on May 31, 2016. Thank you for your comments. The Tahoe National Forest is reviewing and processing comments received.

 Comments were accepted from the following sources: email, web submission, letter, public meetings, fax, and phone. During the scoping period, the Tahoe National Forest received approximately 110 comment submittals.