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Chapter 9, and Appendix J of Title 26 of the 2020 Los Angeles County Code (the Los Angeles County Building Code), which adopts by reference and amends California Code of Regulations Title 24, Part 2 and Part 10 (the 2019 California Building Code) adopted by reference as the Building Code of the City of Alhambra, are hereby amended, deleted or added as follows:
(A) Chapter 9 of the Building Code is deleted in its entirety and replaced with Chapter 9 of the California Fire Code as adopted and amended by City of Alhambra Municipal Code Title XIX, Section 19.02 - Fire.
(B) Section J103.5 is amended in its entirety to read:
J103.5 Grading Fees. Fees shall be assessed in accordance with the provisions of this section. The amount of the fees shall be as specified in § 20.05.010 subsection 115 of this code.
J103.5.1 Plan Review Fees. When a plan or other data are required to be submitted, a plan review fee shall be paid at the time of submitting plans and specifications for review. Separate plan review fees shall apply to retaining walls or major drainage structures as requires elsewhere in this code. For excavation and fill on the same site, the fee shall be based on the total volume of excavation and fill.
J103.5.2 Permit Fees. A fee for each grading permit shall be paid to the Building Official at the time of issuance of the permit. Separate permits and fees shall apply to retaining walls or major drainage structures as required elsewhere in this code.
(C) Section J103.6 is amended in its entirety to read:
J103.6 Compliance with Zoning Code. The Building Official may refuse to issue a grading permit for work on a site if either the proposed grading or the proposed land use for the site shown on the grading plan application does not comply with the provisions of "Planning and Zoning" of the City of Alhambra Municipal Code.
(D) Section J105.12 is amended in its entirety to read:
J105.12 Completion of work. Upon completion of the rough grading work and at the final completion of the work, the following reports and drawings and supplements thereto are required for engineered grading or when professional inspection is otherwise required by the Building Official:
1. A certification by the Field Engineer that to the best of his or her knowledge, the work within the Field Engineer's area of responsibility was done in accordance with the final approved grading plan.
2. A report prepared by the Soils Engineer retained to provide such services in accordance with Section J105.4, including locations and elevations of field density tests, summaries of field and laboratory tests, other substantiating data, and comments on any changes made during grading and their effect on the recommendations made in the approved soils engineering investigation report. The report shall include a certification by the Soils Engineer that to the best of his or her knowledge, the work within the Soils Engineer's area of responsibility is in accordance with the approved Soils Engineering report and applicable provisions of this chapter. The report shall contain a finding regarding the safety of the completed grading and any proposed structures against hazard from landslide, settlement, or slippage.
3. A report prepared by the Engineering Geologist retained to provide such services in accordance with Section J105.5, including a final description of the geology of the site and any new information disclosed during the grading and the effect of such new information, if any, on the recommendations incorporated in the approved grading plan. The report shall contain a certification by the Engineering Geologist that, to the best of his or her knowledge, the work within the Engineering Geologists area of responsibility is in accordance with the approved engineering geology report and applicable provisions of this Chapter. The report shall contain a finding regarding the safety of the completed grading and any proposed structures against hazard from landslide, settlement. or slippage. The report shall contain a final as-built geologic map and cross-sections depicting all the information collected prior to and during grading.
4. The grading contractor shall certify, on a form prescribed by the Building Official that the grading conforms to the approved plans and specifications
(Ord. 4509, passed 12-10-07; Am. Ord. 4510, passed 12-10-07; Am. Ord. 4563, passed 12-13-10; Am. Ord. 4564, passed 12-13-10; Am. Ord. 4628, passed 12-9-13; Am. Ord. 4629, passed 12-9-13; Am. Ord. 4701, passed 11-28-16; Am. Ord. 4764, passed 12-9-19; Am. Ord. 4766, passed 12-9-19)