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(A) Proof of insurance for all forms of insurance required by this chapter shall be provided to the WCDOT prior to the issuance of a permit. This insurance is to provide protection against all claims for damage to public or private property, and injuries to persons, arising out of and during the progress of the permitted work to its completion. The certificate of insurance must include the permit number or the project name and county highway location on the certificate. All parties working within the ROW shall be required to provide proof of insurance.
(B) The County Engineer shall determine the minimum acceptable amounts for the following types of insurance: (1) bodily injury liability and (2) property damage liability. There shall be no restrictions on occurrence limits. The County Engineer may, at his or her sole and exclusive discretion, upon receipt of written application from the permittee substantiating good and reasonable cause, allow the indemnification to be provided by someone other than the permittee for a single family homeowner, not for profit organization, or local agency. The Technical Reference Manual provides detailed information on these limits and all other insurance requirements not specified in this chapter.
(C) The certificate(s) shall contain a provision that coverages afforded under the policies will not be canceled or non-renewed, and that restrictive modification cannot be added until at least 30 days after written notice has been given to the WCDOT. A mere intent to notify the WCDOT of cancellation is not acceptable. The permittee shall cease, or cause to be ceased, operations, work, and construction of an improvement if the insurance is canceled or reduced below the required minimum amount of coverage as determined by the County Engineer.
(D) Insurance coverages which are to remain in force and effect after completion of the construction will require an additional certificate(s) evidencing continuation of such coverages.
(E) Such additional certificate(s) shall be submitted upon completion and acceptance of the construction improvements and upon one year thereafter. If any information concerning reduction of coverage is not furnished by the insurer, it shall be furnished by the permittee with reasonable promptness in accordance with the permittee's information and belief. Any acceptance of proof of insurance by the WCDOT shall in no way limit or relieve the permittee of the duties and responsibilities assumed by the owner. Acceptance of insurance certificates not in compliance with the provisions of these requirements by WCDOT shall not affect or constitute a waiver of these requirements.
(Ord. 20-231, passed 7-16-2020)