Sec. 8-1.24. Amendments: Appendix J - Grading.
   The City Council, after due consideration, finds and determines that, due to the need to establish administrative procedures to enforce the California Building Code, as well as due to local climatic, geological, or topographical conditions, including unusual soil conditions prevailing within the City, the public health and welfare would best be served by adding to and amending the California Building Code, related to grading. The City of Thousand Oaks contains several types of soil materials, but none as renowned as the expansive clay that caused massive foundation failures in the Conejo Valley during the early 1960's (prior to the City's incorporation), and is also in a seismically active area underlain by faults capable of producing significant earthquakes. Therefore, said California Building Code, 2019 Edition, Appendix J is hereby amended as follows:
   Section J 101.1 "Scope" is amended to read as follows:
   The provisions of this chapter apply to grading, excavation and earthwork construction, including fills and embankments. Where conflicts occur between the City's Municipal Code, the Geotechnical Report, and the technical requirements of this Chapter, the governing order of precedence shall be as follows: the City's Municipal Code followed by the Geotechnical Report and then the technical requirements of this Chapter.
   Section J101 "General" is amended by adding a new subsection J101.3 to read as follows:
   J101.3 Additional Provisions.
   Refer to Thousand Oaks Municipal Code Title 7, Chapter 3 for the following:
   Section 7-3.01 Purpose
   Section 7-3.02 Scope
   Section 7-3.03 Permissive Provisions
   Section 7-3.04 California Environmental Act of 1970
   Section 7-3.05 Waivers, hearings, and appeals
   Section 7-3.25 Rules and regulations
   Section 7-3.26 Violations
   Section J102 "Definitions" is amended by adding the following text:
   Refer to Thousand Oaks Municipal Code Title 7, Chapter 3, Section 7-3.06 for additional definitions.
   Section J103.1 "Permits Required" Is amended to read as follows:
   J103.1 Permits required. Refer to Thousand Oaks Municipal Code, Title 7, Chapter 3, Section 7.3.07 and Section 7-3.08 for permit requirements.
   Section J103.2 "Exemptions" is hereby deleted.
   Section J104 "Permit Application and Submittals" is amended by deleting subsections J104.1, J104.2, and J104.3 and adding a new subsection J104.5 to read as follows:
   J104.5 "Additional provisions" Refer to Thousand Oaks Municipal Code Title 7, Chapter 3 for the following additional provisions:
   Section 7-3.09 Permit limitations and conditions
   Section 7-3.10 Exceptions for emergencies
   Section 7-3.11 Conditions of approval
   Section 7-3.12 Liability
   Section 7-3.13 Denial of permits
   Section 7-3.14 Fees
   Section 7-3.15 Bonds
   Section J105 "Inspections" is amended to read as follows:
   Refer to Thousand Oaks Municipal Code Title 7, Chapter 3 for the following:
   Section 7-3.16 Hazardous soil and earth conditions
   Section 7-3.17 General excavating and grading requirements
   Section 7-3.18 Inspections of excavations and fills
   Section J106.1 "Maximum Slope" is amended to read as follows:
   J106.1 Maximum slope. The slope of cut surface shall be no steeper than is safe for the intended use, and shall be no steeper than two units horizontal to one unit vertical [fifty (50%) percent slope] unless the owner or authorized agent furnishes a geotechnical report justifying a steeper slope in accordance with the exceptions listed in the Thousand Oaks Municipal Code, Title 7, Chapter 3, Section 7-3.19 for slope requirements.
   Item 1.4 of Section J106.1 "Exceptions" is amended by replacing the reference to "building code official" with "City Engineer".
   Section J106 is amended by adding a new subsection J106.3 to read as follows:
   J106.3 Additional Provisions.
   Refer to Thousand Oaks Municipal Code, Title 7, Chapter 3, Section 7-3.19(b) for additional cut slope requirements.
   Refer to Thousand Oaks Municipal Code, Title 7, Chapter 3, Section 7-3.19(c) for unstable material requirements.
   Section J107 "Fills" is amended to read as follows:
   Refer to Thousand Oaks Municipal Code, Title 7, Chapter 3, Section 7-3.20 for Fill Requirements.
   Refer to Thousand Oaks Municipal Code Title 7, Chapter 3, Section 7-3.22 for Buttress Fills.
   Section J108.3 "Slope Protection" is amended by replacing the reference to "building code official" with "City Engineer."
   Section 109.3 "Interceptor Drain" is amended by replacing the reference to "building official" with "City Engineer."
   Section J110 "Erosion Control" is amended by adding a new subsection J110.3 to read as follows:
   J110.3 Additional Provisions.
   Refer to Thousand Oaks Municipal Code Title 7, Chapter 3 for the following:
   Section 7-3.21 Erosion control and drainage devices
   Section 7-3.23 Areas subject to slides and unstable soils
   Section 7.3.24 Planting and irrigation of cut and fill slopes
(§ 2, Ord. 1669-NS, eff. January 10, 2020)