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If a geotechnical engineering report is required by SCC 30.63B.210 or chapter 18 of the IBC, the applicant’s geotechnical engineer, civil engineer, or engineering geologist shall inspect and determine the suitability of the prepared ground to receive fills and the stability of cut slopes with respect to soil, hydrologic, and geologic conditions. This information shall be incorporated in the engineering report. The geotechnical engineering report shall also evaluate the need for subdrains or other groundwater drainage devices. To verify safety, the department may require testing for required compaction, soil bearing capacity, stability of all finished slopes, and the adequacy of structural fills as a condition of permit approval. The required content of the geotechnical engineering report is contained in section 1803.6 of the IBC and volume I, chapter 3 of the Drainage Manual. (Added by Amended Ord. 10-023, June 9, 2010, Eff date Sept. 30, 2010; Amended by Ord. 15-103, Jan. 11, 2016, Eff date Jan. 22, 2016; Amended by Amended Ord. 18-106, Jan. 16, 2019, Eff date Jan. 27, 2019).

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