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Load Reduction Planning Tool (LRPT)
A Methodology for Estimating Water Quality Benefits of Redevelopment Projects in the Lake Tahoe Basin.

LRPT Purpose

The purpose of this document is to provide a step‐by‐step methodology for estimating and comparing potential water quality pollutant loads from redevelopment projects under both existing conditions and proposed redeveloped conditions in the Lake Tahoe Basin on a parcel or multiple parcel scale. This Load Reduction Planning Tool (LRPT) methodology can be used as a planning tool to estimate changes in potential water quality pollutant loading associated with the proposed redevelopment projects. The LRPT could be used early in the planning process by planners, developers and/or regulators to identify alternatives and design modifications that could be made to the redevelopment project to reduce pollutant loads generated from the site. This methodology is applicable to a much smaller spatial scale than the Pollutant Load Reduction Model (PLRM) and it is not intended to replace PLRM or other water quality planning tools approved by Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB), the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA), or the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP).