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Development and land uses proposed within the GH Overlay shall comply with the following standards.
(a) A structure used for human occupancy shall be located 50 feet or farther from any active earthquake fault traces. Lesser setbacks may be applicable in certain situations as determined by an appropriate geologic investigation and approved by the County Geologist or other engineering geologist designated by the Building Official.
(b) A structure used for critical facilities shall be located 150 feet or farther from any active earthquake fault trace as indicated by General Plan. Critical facilities shall include dams, reservoirs, fuel storage facilities, power plants, nuclear reactors, police and fire stations, schools, hospitals, rest homes, nursing homes and emergency communication facilities.
(c) Utility lines and streets shall not be placed within the construction setback area of a hazardous fault except for crossing which can be made perpendicular to the fault trace or as recommended by the project geologist and approved by the County Geologist or individual designated by the Building Official.
(d) The use of development restricted areas as recreation and common open spaces is encouraged.
(Ord. 4011, passed - -2007)