Aviation Reports

Nevada County Airport

The Nevada County Airport in Grass Valley is owned and operated by the County of Nevada. It provides service to local aircraft and their owners; transient aircraft, including aircraft flying business people to/from Nevada County; the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CDF); U. S. Forest Service (USFS); safety and service providers; law enforcement personnel; and County residents.

Nevada County Airport web site
Nevada County Airport Business Plan (March 2007)

The Nevada County Airport Land Use Commission (NCALUC) serves as the land use planning agency for the Nevada County Airport.  Members are Commissioners from the Nevada County Transportation Commission (NCTC).

The Nevada County Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan (NCALUCP) is a document the Commission uses in fulfilling its duty to review airport and adjacent land use development proposals.  The plan sets compatibility criteria applicable to local agencies in their preparation or amendment of land use plans and ordinances and to land owners in their design of new development.  The influence area extends 1.7 miles from the airport's runway.  The plan is used by the ALUC staff to define compatibility for noise, safety, airspace protection, and overflight as it pertains to newly proposed projects.  It was adopted by the Nevada County ALUC on September 21, 2011.

"Nevada County Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan" 
- September 21, 2011
  Prepared by Mead & Hunt, Inc.

        Table of Contents
        Chapter 1 - Introduction
        Chapter 2 - Policies
        Chapter 3 - Background Data         
Attachment A - Adopting Resolution
                Attachment B - Notice of Determination
                Attachment C - CEQA Initial Study
                Attachment D - Div. of Aeronautics Approval Letter

Truckee Tahoe Airport

The Truckee Tahoe Airport is an "intercounty airport", with its runways and safety zones bisected by the Nevada-Placer County line. The airport provides high-quality aviation facilities and services to meet local needs and strives for low impact on its neighbors. The airport hosts more than 35,000 takeoffs and landings each year.
Truckee Tahoe Airport website
Truckee Tahoe Airport financials

The Truckee Tahoe Airport Land Use Commission (TTALUC) serves as the land use planning agency for the Truckee Tahoe Airport.  This special Airport Land Use Commission (ALUC) consists of representatives from Nevada and Placer Counties, rather than have to look to each counties' ALUC when land use reviews are needed.  The Nevada County Transportation Commission authorized its staff on May 19, 2010 to support the new Commission by adopting Resolution 10-30 (click here to link to the ALUC portion of our website). 

The Truckee Tahoe Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan (TTALUCP) is a document referred to by the Commission and individuals seeking to review standards for land use planning in the vicinity of the airport.  The plan defines compatible land uses for noise, safety, airspace protection, and overflight.  The ALUC performs consistency determinations for proposed projects in the area covered by the Compatibility Plan as needed.  
The UPDATED TTALUCP AND NEGATIVE DECLARATION WERE ADOPTED ON OCTOBER 27, 2016.  The "Final" of the TTALUCP was prepared by our consultant, Mead & Hunt, and is posted below along with the CEQA Study and Negative Declaration.  
     (entire document - be patient as it loads)
Chapter 1 - Introduction
        Chapter 2 - Policies
            Table 2A - Basic Compatibility Criteria
            Table 2B - Compatibility Zone Delineation
            Map 2A - Compatibility Policy Map, Truckee Tahoe Airport
            Map 2B - Airport Layout Plan, Truckee Tahoe Airport        
        Chapter 3 - Background Data: Truckee Tahoe Airport and Environ
            Exhibit 3-1 - Airport Features Summary
            Exhibit 3-2 - Airport Layout Plan
            Exhibit 3-3 - Airport Activity Data Summary
            Exhibit 3-4 - Compatibility Factors:  Noise & Safety
            Exhibit 3-5 - Compatibility Factors:  Overflight & Airspace
            Exhibit 3-6 - Airport Environs Information
            Exhibit 3-7 - Nevada & Placer County General Plan Land Uses
            Exhibit 3-8 - Town of Truckee General Plan Land Uses
            Appendix A
- State Laws
            Appendix B - Federal Aviation Regulations Part 77
            Appendix C - Methods for Determining Concentrations of People
            Appendix D - Compatibility Guidelines for Specific Land Uses
            Appendix E - Project Referral Form
            Appendix F - General Plan Consistency Checklist
            Appendix G - Sample Implementation Documents (Avigation Easement & Overflight Easement)
            Appendix H - Glossary of Terms
CEQA Initial Study and Negative Declaration - Final October 27, 2016