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   (Amended by Ord. No. 154,185, Eff. 8/25/80.)
   (a)   The Department of Public Works shall require a fee as a condition of a grading permit involving the import or export of more than one thousand cubic yards of earth materials to or from a site in the hillside area. The fee shall be based upon the total number of cubic yards of earth materials to be imported and the miles of public streets to be traversed within the hillside area, excepting freeways, by a haul vehicle on one trip in one direction. To such factors a charge determined by the Board for transportation of one cubic yard per mile shall be applied, with the minimum and maximum fee to be established by the Board. The fees and charges herein shall be adopted in the same manner as provided in Section 12.37 I.1. of the Los Angeles Municipal Code for establishing fees.  (Amended by Ord. No. 165,675, Eff. 5/11/90.)
   (b)   The Department of Public Works may also require, as a further condition of a grading permit, that the applicant pay a fee of $500 for the preparation of a noise and vibration study in the event such study is needed to determine whether the applicant’s activity in transporting earth materials in the manner proposed will endanger the public health, safety or welfare. Upon payment of said fee and upon request therefor by the Department, the General Services Department shall prepare such report.