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(a) For a period of five years (ten years if the land is located within the "MSCP Subarea" as defined in Section 87.203) from and after the date of issuance of either an agricultural grading permit pursuant to Section 87.205 or an agricultural clearing permit pursuant to Section 87.506, no County decision maker shall grant or approve any authorization for land development on the land for which grading or clearing is authorized by the permit, to the permittee who made the certification required by Section 87.205(c)(12) or any other person who has actual or constructive notice of that certification, unless the authorization would be for a project or activity which is either: (1) one for which an exemption is provided at Sections 87.202 or 87.502; or (2) in furtherance of the agricultural operation specified in the property owner's certification. This prohibition does not prohibit the issuance of a building permit for construction of one single family dwelling on an existing legal lot, or the issuance of a minor grading permit pursuant to Section 87.206 of this Division, if it is found that the circumstances of the case are such that providing the single family dwelling would be in furtherance of the specified agricultural operation.
(b) Where a certification of agricultural operation has been signed pursuant to Section 87.205 for an agricultural grading permit, or pursuant to Section 87.506 for an agricultural clearing permit, if the property owner fails either to establish the stated agricultural operation within one year, or to retain the land in agriculture for five years (ten years if the land is located within the MSCP Subarea) from the date the agricultural grading permit or agricultural clearing permit is issued, the agricultural grading permit or agricultural clearing permit shall immediately expire and the property owner shall restore the land to its condition prior to grading or clearing. The property owner shall obtain the appropriate grading or clearing permit as required by this Division for such restoration work. Such restoration work, which may include excavation, filling, construction or installation of erosion protection or other protective facilities, planting and landscaping, shall be completed to the satisfaction of the County Official. All provisions of Section 87.110(c), including the County Official's authority to require security and to establish time deadlines, shall apply.
(Added by Ord. No. 9547 (N.S.), effective 5-9-03; amended by Ord. No. 9634 (N.S.), effective 4-23-04)