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For the purpose of this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them in this section:
(a) "COMBUSTIBLE VEGETATION" is material that in its natural state will readily ignite, burn and transmit fire from native or landscape plants to any structure or other vegetation. Combustible vegetation includes dry grass, brush, weeds, litter or other flammable vegetation that creates a fire hazard.
(b) "DEAD, DYING OR DISEASED TREES" include pest or pathogen infested trees, abandoned or neglected groves or other trees which are in a dying condition or no longer living.
(c) "DEFENSIBLE SPACE" is an area either natural or man-made, where material capable of allowing a fire to spread unchecked has been treated, cleared or modified to slow the rate and intensity of an advancing wildfire and to create an area for fire suppression operations to occur.
(d) "FIRE WARDEN" means the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer of the Public Safety Group or his/her authorized representative.
(e) "GREEN WASTE" includes, but is not limited to, organic material such as yard trimmings, plant waste, untreated wood wastes, paper products, natural fiber products, mulch and compost.
(f) "IMPROVEMENT" means any building or structure, permanent or temporary, erected for the support, shelter, or enclosure of persons, animals, chattels, or property of any kind located in the unincorporated area of the County of San Diego subject to this chapter and shall include agricultural crops. For purposes of this chapter, the term "improvement" shall not include decks, sheds, gazebos, freestanding open-sided shade structures and similar accessory structures less than 250 square feet and 30 feet or more from a dwelling, and fences more than 5 feet from a dwelling.
(g) "MSCP SUBAREA" means that area shown as the "County of San Diego MSCP Subarea" on the map which is "Attachment A" to the Biological Mitigation Ordinance (found at Chapter 5 of Division 6 of Title 8 of the County Code) as referenced in Section 86.502 of the County Code and on file with the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors as Document No. 0769999.
(h) "NOXIOUS WEED" shall mean any species of plant that is, or is liable to be, troublesome, aggressive, intrusive, detrimental, or destructive to agriculture, silviculture, or important native species, and difficult to control or eradicate, as defined in Section 5004 of the California Food and Agricultural Code.
(i) "PARCEL" means any contiguous quantity of land in the possession of, or owned by, or recorded as the property of, the same person or entity and which is located in the unincorporated area of the County of San Diego subject to this chapter but shall not include any portion of a parcel that has been in active production of agricultural crops within one growing season of that crop.
(j) "PUTRESCIBLE" means rapidly decomposable by microorganisms, which may give rise to foul smelling, offensive products during such decomposition or which is capable of attracting or providing food for birds and potential disease vectors such as rodents and flies.
(k) "RESPONSIBLE PARTY" includes, but is not limited to, any person, firm, partnership or corporation owning, renting, leasing, or otherwise controlling any parcel located in the unincorporated area of the County of San Diego subject to this chapter.
(l) "RUBBISH" is waste material including, but not limited to, waste paper and debris from construction or demolition. For the purposes of this chapter, the term "rubbish" does not include putrescible material.
(Amended by Ord. No. 7186 (N.S.), effective 9-12-86; amended by Ord. No. 9633 (N.S.), effective 4-23-04; amended by Ord. No. 10147 (N.S.), effective 6-9-11)
Cross reference(s)--Definitions, § 12.101 et seq.