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(a) An applicant for a tentative parcel map shall file a grading plan with the map showing grading for construction or installation of improvements to serve the site. The grading plan shall also show grading proposed for the creation of feasible building sites on each lot together with driveway access for each lot. The grading plan shall conform to all requirements of sections 87.201 et seq., but shall not be required to show the estimated starting and completion dates for the grading. The level of detail required for the grading plan may be less what is required for actual construction, but shall be sufficient to allow analysis of all onsite and offsite environmental impacts and mitigation measures including "best management practices," as that term is defined in section 67.802.
(b) The decision making body considering an application for a tentative parcel map shall also consider the grading plan. As used in this chapter and in chapters 7 and 8 of this division, "decision making body" means when the matter is first considered, the Director or the Board, depending on which has approval authority. If the matter is considered on appeal the "decision making body" means the Planning Commission or the Board, as the appellate body. If the decision making body approves or conditionally approves the tentative parcel map, the grading plan shall be marked to identify it as the grading plan the decision making body relied on as the basis for approval of the tentative parcel map.
(c) An application for a grading permit for the subdivision required by this code shall conform to the grading plan identified during the approval process for the tentative parcel map. If the application for a grading permit for the subdivision deviates substantially from the grading plan, the decision making body considering the grading permit application shall not approve that permit, unless the grading plan or the grading permit is amended so that the two are consistent, pursuant to sections 87.201 et seq.
(Amended by Ord. No. 4799 (N.S.), effective 1-13-77; amended by Ord. No. 5406 (N.S.), effective 3-22-79, operative 3-23-79; amended by Ord. No. 9315 (N.S.), effective 4-12-01; amended by Ord. No. 10037 (N.S.), effective 3-26-10)