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A. Regulated clearing, grading and/or stormwater activity as defined in RMC 15.24.050 requires City approval and the issuance of the appropriate permit(s) before initiating any of the regulated activities.

B. Speculative clearing and grading shall be prohibited.

C. For regulated activities, “City approval” means approval of appropriate plans, prepared by the applicant’s engineer(s), indicating compliance with the requirements and design standards specified in this chapter under RMC 15.24.020. Approval shall be evidenced by the signature of the Public Works Director or designee. Once plans are approved, a permit may be issued by the City. Fees for plan review and permit processing may be charged as established by separate ordinance. Issued permits shall be posted on the construction site at all times when work is underway. To ensure that the actual work in the field conforms with the approved plans, permitted activities shall be inspected by the City during construction. (Ord. 3081 § 2, 2022; Ord. 2860 § 3 (part), 2016: Ord. 2532 § 2 (part), 2010: Ord. 2218 § 1, 2004).