(Amended by Ord. No. 181,701, Eff. 6/12/11.)
(a) Whenever it appears that any grading project previously commenced pursuant to a permit issued by the Board or the Department of Building and Safety will not be completed prior to the commencement of the rainy season as defined in Section 91.7007.1 of this Code, the Board may require that the permittee prepare and submit plans for the installation of temporary erosion control devices not later than September 15 preceding the rainy season. The plans shall be prepared in accordance with standards maintained by the City Engineer. Every permittee submitting a plan for the installation of temporary erosion control devices shall pay a fee in the amount of $258 to the Bureau of Engineering for the Bureau's review of the plan. The Board of Public Works may adjust this fee and adopt a new fee amount in the same manner as provided in Section 12.37 I.1. of this Code for establishing a fee to process an appeal from an improvement requirement determination by the City Engineer. (Amended by Ord. No. 184,054, Eff. 3/6/16.)
(b) In addition to requirements in Subsection (a) of this Section, whenever it appears that any grading project previously commenced pursuant to a permit issued by the Board or the Department of Building and Safety will not be completed prior to the commencement of the rainy season as defined in Section 91.7007.1 of this Code, the Board may require a permittee to install desilting basins not later than October 15 preceding the rainy season, and other temporary erosion control devices not later than December 1 of the rainy season.
(c) Should a permittee fail to comply with either Subsection (a) or (b) of this Section, and the Board determines that the public health, safety or general welfare is endangered by the failure, the Board or an authorized agent may enter upon the premises described in the permit to abate the public nuisance by installing temporary erosion devices by whatever means it deems appropriate.
(d) All costs incurred by the Board or its authorized agents pursuant to Subsection (c) of this Section shall be a personal obligation of the permittee and of the property owner, recoverable by the City before any court of competent jurisdiction. The costs shall include an amount equal to 40 percent of the cost to perform the actual work, but not less than the sum of $100.00, to pay the City's costs for administering any contract to perform the work and supervising the work. In addition to this personal obligation and all other remedies provided by law, the City may collect any judgment, fee, cost or charge, including any permit fees, fines, late charges or interest, incurred pursuant to the provisions of this Section, as provided in Los Angeles Administrative Code Section 7.35.1 through 7.35.8.