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The DC Code: § 6-504 Review of excavation, grading, filling, or construction permit applications; mudslide hazards.

Index6 Housing and Building Restrictions and Regulations. (Refs & Annos)

The Mayor shall review each permit application for any excavation, grading, fill, or construction to determine whether the proposed site and improvements will be reasonably safe from mudslides. If a proposed site and improvements are in a location that may have mudslide hazards, a further review shall be made by persons qualified in geology and soils engineering; and the proposed new construction, substantial improvement, or grading must:

Be adequately protected against mudslide damage; and
Not aggravate the existing hazard.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 5-304. 1973 Ed., § 5-1104. Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 1-64, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 6-501. DC CODE § 6-504 Current through December 11, 2012


(May 26, 1976, D.C. Law 1-64, § 5, 22 DCR 7146.)