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The following are approved methods for the removal of prohibited materials:
(a) The removal of prohibited materials shall be done using methods such as mowing, cutting, grazing and trimming that leave the plant root structure intact to stabilize the soil and prevent erosion. Removed trees shall have the stumps cut no higher than eight inches above the ground. The height of weeds and annual grasses shall not exceed a height of six inches. Any chipping of trees or vegetation that is done onsite may be allowed to remain so long it is dispersed over an area not to exceed six inches in depth. If the Fire Warden determines that difficult terrain, danger of erosion, or other unusual circumstances make strict compliance with this section undesirable or impractical, enforcement thereof may be suspended and reasonable alternative measures shall be provided.
(b) Areas where prohibited materials are removed may be re-planted with single specimens of trees, fire-resistant ornamental shrubbery, and other fire-resistant planting materials or cultivated ground covers which do not form a means of rapidly transmitting fire from native or landscape plants to any improvement or other vegetation, to the Fire Warden's satisfaction. Re-planting may be required for erosion control.
(c) The removal of prohibited materials shall be carried out in conformance with all federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations including, but not limited to, the Endangered Species Act and the San Diego County regulations regarding grading, clearing and watercourses found in Division 7 of Title 8 of the San Diego County Code.
(Repealed by Ord. No. 7141 (N.S.), effective 6-26-86; new Sec. 68.406 added by Ord. No. 9633 (N.S.), effective 4-23-04; amended by Ord. No. 10147 (N.S.), effective 6-9-11)