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Title: 14 - Buildings and Constructions

Chapter: 05 - Grading Excavating and Filling

Section: 30 - Definitions

For the purposes of this chapter, the following words and terms have the meanings indicated, unless the context in which any word or term is used or a specific provision of this code requires another meaning.

A.  "California Coastal Zone" means that area of the County under the jurisdiction of the California Coastal Act as set forth by Public Resources Code Section 30103 and as delineated by the Local Coastal Program prepared pursuant to that Act. The coastal element of the county general plan serves to implement Coastal Act policies within the coastal zone.

B.  "Earth material" is any soil, sand, gravel, decomposed granite, rock or other natural material or fill.

C.  "Enforcing officer" is the person or body so designated by the board of supervisors.

D.  "Grading" means tile movement, removal or placement of any earth and/or vegetation materials except as regulated by Chapter 7.36 DNCC. Those activities excepted by Section 7.36.050 shall be considered as grading for the purposes of this chapter.

E.  "Grading standards" are standards for grading, erosion con­trol and sensitive resource area protection as adopted by resolution of the board of supervisors. Within the California Coastal Zone, standards shall be certified as a part of the local coastal program.

F.  "Resource conservation area" means an environmentally sensitive habitat area which is a wetland, farmed wetland, riparian vegetation, estuary and/or coastal sand dune area as designated by tile general plan coastal element.


(Ord. 83-03 (part), 1983.)