Documents

Tools, guidance and informational documents listed below are used to implement the TMDL Program. Additional links to TMDL related documents and resources may be found under the "Resources" tab.

 

Program Information
12/07/2015
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(~136 KB)Accomplishments Tracking and Reporting Rationale

Provides the rationale for the importance for regular and transparent accomplishments reporting and the different approaches between urban and non-urban source categories.

11/13/2015
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(~143 KB)Stormwater Tools Improvement Project Accomplishments Memo

Summarizes the improvements that were evaluated and accomplished through the Stormwater Tools Improvement Project.

08/27/2015
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(~119 KB)LCCP Roll out Meeting Handout

Handout from the 8/26/15 meeting summarizing tools and processes and initial implementation timeline for meeting the first 5-year TMDL mileston.

Progress Report
08/09/2017
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(~2,829 KB)2017 Performance Report

The 2017 TMDL Performance Report compiles accomplishment reporting results submitted by TMDL Implementers to the Water Board, NDEP and TRPA. Accomplishments are summarized according to urban and non-urban source categories. Urban stormwater accomplishments as estimated annual average fine sediment, nitrogen and phosphorus load reductions and associated Lake Clarity Credit awards, while non-urban source accomplishments are reported using a set of relevant performance measures that quantify the extent of the activities undertaken to improve water quality.

06/11/2015
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(~7,288 KB)2015 TMDL Performance Report

The 2015 TMDL Performance Report provides a high-level summary of TMDL implementation efforts. The report summarizes the most compelling accomplishment information, provides a brief trend analysis for each TMDL source category and highlights water quality improvement projects of interest.

09/26/2014
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(~3,157 KB)2014 TMDL Performance Report

The 2014 TMDL Performance Report provides a high-level summary of TMDL implementation efforts. The report summarizes the most compelling accomplishment information, provides a brief trend analysis for each TMDL source category and highlights water quality improvement projects of interest.

Policies and Plans
08/03/2011
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(~7,609 KB)Final Lake Tahoe Total Maximum Daily Load Report - Nevada

This document is the report that summarizes the Numeric Target, Pollutant Source Analysis, Load Allocations, Implementation Plan, Adaptive Management Process, and the required Regulatory Analysis for the Lake Tahoe Total Maximum Daily Load (Lake Tahoe TMDL). It is an approximately 350 page, 15 chapter document.

This Final EPA approved version for Nevada has been revised from the California adopted version for which EPA approval was gained the same day. The revisions were necessary to correct errors, clarify Nevada’s regulatory structure and approach to implementation and emphasize that the proposed implementation timelines may need to be adjusted for a variety of reasons, but particularly the availability of future funding. The errata sheet indicates all the differences between these versions.

11/30/2010
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(~7,095 KB)Final Lake Tahoe Total Maximum Daily Load Report - California

This document is the report that summarizes the Numeric Target, Pollutant Source Analysis, Load Allocations, Implementation Plan, Adaptive Management Process, and the required Regulatory Analysis for the Lake Tahoe Total Maximum Daily Load (Lake Tahoe TMDL). It is an approximately 350 page, 15 chapter document.

Manuals and Guidance
12/30/2015
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(~1,286 KB)Lake Clarity Crediting Program Handbook - Version 2.1

Establishes and provides guidance related to the annual process Urban Implementers perform to 1) consistently estimate expected load reductions, 2) register or document the pollutant controls and conditions that are expected to result in the estimated load reductions, 3) inspect on-the-ground conditions to verify the conditions used to estimate load reductions are being maintained, and 4) declare the credits to demonstrate compliance with permits and agreements. Version 2.1 corrects typographical and grammatical errors from Version 2.0.

11/25/2015
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(~1,690 KB)Updated CAP Technical Guidance Document

This technical manual presents recommended steps to develop the necessary inputs to register pollutant controls within the Crediting Accounting Platform (CAP).

08/21/2015
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(~5,883 KB)BMP RAM User Manual V.2

User guide describing protocols to inventory and determine the condition of treatment BMPs. Updated August 2015.

07/31/2015
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(~656 KB)TMDL Performance Measure - Miles of Roads Decommissioned or Retrofitted

The Miles of Roads Decommissioned or Retrofitted TMDL Performance Measure tracks the miles of paved and unpaved roads in the forest uplands that are decommissioned or retrofitted to reduce stormwater pollution. Updated 12/10/15.

06/09/2015
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(~2,490 KB)Road RAM User's Manual V2

User guide specifying protocols to inventory and classify roads, select road segments and conduct field observations. Updated June 2015.

05/29/2015
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(~6,257 KB)PLRM Development Document

Background information describing how the model works and the rationale for, and science and algorithms behind, model development. October 2009.

05/29/2015
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(~4,736 KB)PLRM User's Manual

Detailed user guidance to assist the use of the PLRM2.1. May 2015.

02/28/2015
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(~2,524 KB)PLRM Quick Start Guide

Quick start user guidance to assist Urban Implementer use of the PLRM2.1. February 2015.

07/21/2014
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(~581 KB)TMDL Performance Measure - Miles of Roads Inspected and Maintained

The Miles of Roads Inspected and Maintained TMDL PM tracks the miles of permanent paved and unpaved forest roads that are inspected and/or maintained to reduce stormwater pollution from the Forested Uplands each year.

07/21/2014
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(~560 KB)TMDL Performance Measure - Miles of Roads Created

The Miles of Roads Created TMDL PM tracks the miles of permanent paved and unpaved roads, that are created in the Forested Uplands each year.

07/21/2014
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(~605 KB)TMDL Performance Measure - Acres of Disturbed Areas Restored, Enhanced or Created

The Acres of Disturbed Area Restored, Enhanced or Created TMDL PM tracks the total acres of land in the Forested Uplands with compacted soil, disturbed vegetation and/or impacted hydrology that is restored, enhanced or created each year.

07/21/2014
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(~579 KB)TMDL Performance Measure - Parcels With Stormwater Retrofits

The Parcels with Stormwater Retrofits TMDL PM tracks the number of developed parcels on property belonging to large, public landowners in the Forested Uplands that are retrofitted with best management practices (BMPs) that emphasize removal of fine sediment particles and nutrients.

07/21/2014
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(~596 KB)TMDL Performance Measure - Linear Feet of Stream Channel Restored or Enhanced

The Linear Feet of Stream Channel Restored or Enhanced TMDL PM tracks the linear feet of stream channel restoration and enhancement projects implemented to reduce stream channel erosion and contributions of pollutants from within the stream channel on Tahoe Basin streams each year.

11/30/2010
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(~3,317 KB)Road RAM Technical Document

Background information describing how the Road RAM tool works and the rationale for, and science behind, tool development. November 2010.

09/30/2009
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(~1,823 KB)BMP RAM Technical Document

Background information describing how the BMP RAM tool works and the rationale for tool development choices. September 2009.

Program Management
02/06/2017
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(~416 KB)2017 TMDL Annual Strategy

Provides direction for the prioritization of TMDL Program Manager's activities and the consistency of communications with and messaging to stakeholders.

02/06/2017
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(~1,081 KB)2016 Fingings and Recommendations Memo

The 2016 Findings & Recommendations Memo considers and evaluates TMDL Program operations, achievements, challenges, new relevant scientific findings and stakeholder input received.

02/06/2017
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(~520 KB)2016 Decision Record Memo

Documents outcomes from the Program Review Meeting including executive decisions regarding shifts in program priorities and direction.

12/30/2015
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(~321 KB)2015 Findings & Recommendations Memo

The 2015 Synthesis of Findings & Program Adjustment Recommendations Memo (Findings & Recommendations Memo) considers and evaluates TMDL Program operations, achievements, challenges, new relevant scientific findings and stakeholder input.

12/30/2015
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(~148 KB) 2016 TMDL Annual Strategy

Describes TMDL Program objectives and priorities for the current year.

12/30/2015
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(~172 KB)2015 Decision Record Memo

Documents outcomes from the Program Review Meeting including executive decisions regarding shifts in program priorities and direction.

01/22/2015
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(~194 KB)2014 Decision Record Memo

Transparently documents program adjustment decisions made by TMDL Executives at the 2014 Program Review Meeting.

01/21/2015
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(~153 KB)2015 TMDL Annual Strategy

Provides direction for the prioritization of TMDL Program Manager's activities and the consistency of communications with and messaging to stakeholders.

01/21/2015
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(~2,462 KB)Lake Tahoe TMDL Management System Handbook

Describes the adaptive management system implemented by the Lahontan Water Board and NDEP to guide successful implementation of the Lake Tahoe TMDL Program.

10/20/2014
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(~559 KB)2014 Synthesis of Findings & Program Adjustment Recommendations Memo

The 2014 Synthesis of Findings & Program Adjustment Recommendations Memo considers and evaluates TMDL Program operations, achievements, challenges, new relevant scientific findings and stakeholder input. The 2014 Memo includes new findings and addresses comments provided by stakeholders in review of the 2010-2013 Memo.

04/30/2014
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(~958 KB)2010-2013 Synthesis of Findings & Program Adjustment Recommendation Memo

The Synthesis of Findings and Program Adjustment Recommendations Memo is released each summer by TMDL Program Managers. It provides an overview of new, important and relevant scientific and technical information and findings that may support or are informing potential adjustments to the TMDL Program or related policies. The document also contains a set of actionable recommendations proposed by TMDL Program Managers to adjust the TMDL Program, including its management strategies or its guiding policies.

04/29/2014
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(~147 KB)2010-2013 SOF-PARM Appendix C - Stormwater Tools Prioritized Action Plan and Improvements Descriptions

Developed through the Stormwater Tools Improvement Project, the Stormwater Tools Prioritized Action Plan and improvements Descriptions identifies and describes a list of stormwater tool improvement recommendations

04/29/2014
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(~24 KB)2010-2013 SOF-PARM Appendix A - List of Information Needs

The List of Information Needs is a tool to help 1) communicate and track research and applied science needs, 2) track and respond to stakeholder feedback in an organized and transparent manner and communicate TMDL Program Manager identified priority needs to stakeholders. The List of Information Needs is populated by TMDL Program Managers who add stakeholder feedback to the list throughout the year. TMDL Program Managers refer to the list to draft the annual Synthesis of Findings & Program Adjustment Recommendation Memo.

04/29/2014
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(~32 KB)2010-2013 SOF-PARM Appendix B - Program Adjustment List

The Program Adjustments List contains recommended adjustments to operational protocols or technical tools related to TMDL implementation. TMDL Program Managers use the list to track, organize, prioritize and make recommendations for program adjustments. The Program Adjustments List is populated by TMDL Program Managers who add stakeholder feedback to the list throughout the year. TMDL Program Managers reference the list when drafting the Synthesis of Findings & Program Adjustment Recommendation Memo.

01/22/2014
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(~152 KB)2014 TMDL Annual Strategy

Provides direction for the prioritization of TMDL Program Manager's activities and the consistency of communications with and messaging to stakeholders.

08/19/2013
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(~117 KB)Issue Resolution Punchlist

Used by regulators and Urban Implementers to resolve disputes that arise during the Crediting Program process.

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