Glossary

CLOMR: Conditional Letter Of Map Revision issued by FEMA changing the catagorization of an area for emergency planning purposes.  If FEMA approves the CLOMR it becomes a LOMR.

Hesco barrier: this is a kind of industrial sandbag made by the Hesco corporation.  They are rectangular and 4′ tall.  They are filled with gravel and sand when they’re installed.

LOMR: Letter Of Map Revision issued by FEMA changing the catagorization of an area for emergency planning purposes.

LVWRF: Lemmon Valley Water Recovery Facility; a sewage treatment plant south of Swan Lake built in the 1970’s and operated by Washoe County.

mgd: million gallons per day

NDEP: Nevada Department of Environmental Protection

NRS: Nevada Revised Statutes is the documentation of the state laws of Nevada.

PUD: Planned Unit Development; this is a development plan that Reno can use as an alternative to a tentative map.

RSWRF: Reno-Stead Water Reclamation Facility; a sewage treatment plant on the southeast side of Lemmon Valley operated jointly by the cities of Reno and Sparks.

RTC: Regional Transportation Commission; this body is responsible for county roads and for public transit in the area.

STMWRF: South Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation Facility; a sewage treatment plant in the South Valleys operated by Washoe County.

Tentative Map: This is a detailed plan for a new development showing home lots, streets, landscaping, etc.  Washoe County requires tentative map approval by the Planning Commission or the Count Commission for every new development.  Reno also uses the tentative map process, but can also use the Planned Unit Development approved by the City Council instead.

TMFPD/TMFD: Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District / Truckee Meadows Fire Dept.

TMRPA: Truckee Meadows Regional Planning Agency; this agency is meant to oversee large scale development and regional planning.  It is meant to coordinate between Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County.