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(a) The County Official may require a soils investigation prior to approval of grading plans or improvement plans, to correlate surface and subsurface conditions with the proposed grading plan. The results of the investigation shall be presented in a soil report by a soil engineer which shall include, but need not be limited to, data regarding the nature, distribution and strength of existing soils and rock on the site; the soil engineer's conclusions and recommendations for grading requirements, including the correction of weak or unstable soil conditions and treatment of any expansive soils that may be present; and his opinions as to the adequacy of building sites to be developed by the proposed grading operations. The soil engineer shall provide an engineering geology report by an engineering geologist when required by the County Official.
The County Official may require such supplemental reports and data as deemed necessary. Recommendations included in such reports and approved by the County Official shall be incorporated in the grading plan or specifications.
(b) The County Official may require that the applicant provide evidence that the owner of the land upon which any grading work is to be performed, has granted permission for such work, or that the applicant has the right to perform that work on the land.
(Added by Ord. No. 9547 (N.S.), effective 5-9-03; amended by Ord. No. 9634 (N.S.), effective 4-23-04)