Local Area Management Program

The Local Area Management Program (LAMP) is the required end result of California Assembly Bill 885, which directed the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) to develop uniform, statewide standards for onsite wastewater treatment systems (OWTS). The State Water Board adopted the Water Quality Control Policy for Siting, Design, Operation and Maintenance on Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (OWTS Policy) on June 19, 2012 and it became effective on May 13, 2013.  The OWTS Policy allows local agencies to approve OWTS, based on a local ordinance and upon approval of the LAMP by their respective Regional Water Quality Control Boards (Regional Water Board). For Alpine County, their respective Regional Water Board is the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board (Lahontan Water Board).  

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