Tools, guidance and informational documents listed below are used to implement the TMDL Program.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Considers and evaluates TMDL Program operations, achievements, challenges, new relevant scientific findings and stakeholder input received.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Describes TMDL Program objectives and priorities for the current year.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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