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10.30.010 General Scope.

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 175205 and 179690, effective November 18, 2005.)

A. This Title applies to all ground disturbing activities whether or not a permit is required, unless such activities otherwise are exempted by Portland City Code. All non-permitted ground disturbing activities shall comply with this Title unless otherwise noted.

B. Exemptions:

1. Installation of signs is exempt from this Title.

2. Emergencies: Development which is subject to Subsection A. may commence without complying with the requirements of this Title if the Director determines that there is a hazard posing imminent danger to life or property, such as substantial fire hazards, risk of flood or other emergency. However, upon a determination by the Director that such emergency has passed, the provisions of this Title shall apply.