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Chapter 10.30 Requirements

City Code Chapter

10.30.010 General Scope.

(Amended by Ordinances 175205, 179690 and 191000, effective October 21, 2022.)

  1. A. This Title and the Erosion and Sediment Control Manual applies to all ground disturbing activities whether or not a permit is required, unless such activities otherwise are exempted by Portland City Code. All ground disturbing activities must comply with this Title and the Erosion and Sediment Control Manual unless otherwise noted.
  2. B. Exemptions:
    1. 1. Installation of signs is exempt from this Title.
    2. 2. Emergencies: Development which is subject to Subsection A. may commence without complying with the requirements of this Title and the Erosion and Sediment Control Manual 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 and the Erosion and Sediment Control Manual will apply.

10.30.020 Minimum Requirements.

(Amended by Ordinances 179690 and 191000, effective October 21, 2022.)

  1. The following minimum requirements apply to all development and ground disturbing activities.
  2. A. Purpose
    1. 1. No visible or measurable sediment or pollutant may exit the site, enter the public right-of-way or be deposited into any water body or storm drainage system.
    2. 2. Depositing or washing soil into a water body or the storm drainage system is prohibited.
    3. 3. Ground disturbing activities requiring a permit must provide adequate public notification of the City’s Erosion Control Complaint Hotline.
  3. B. Requirements and Standards. Minimum requirements and standards are established in the Erosion and Sediment Control Manual.

10.30.030 Additional Requirements for Special Sites.

(Amended by Ordinances 179690 and 191000, effective October 21, 2022.)

  1. When the Director determines that special site conditions may prevent compliance with Section 10.30.020, the Director may require additional erosion, sediment and pollutant control measures. Conditions that constitute a Special Site and additional requirements for Special Sites are established in the Erosion and Sediment Control Manual.

10.30.040 Maintenance.

(Amended by Ordinances 179690 and 191000, effective October 21, 2022.)

  1. The Responsible Party must maintain all erosion, sediment and pollutant control measures, temporary and permanent, in proper functioning order for all ground disturbing activities that require a permit. Specific requirements for inspection and maintenance of such measures are established in the Erosion and Sediment Control Manual.