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All clearing, grading, filling, and excavation activities, regardless of whether or not a permit is required, are subject to the following restrictions:

A. No clearing, grading, filling, or excavation is allowed in a critical area and its buffers where such activities are prohibited by SMC Title 14.

B. For clearing and grading activities conducted between October 1st and March 31st, no more than one acre may be moved or graded at any one time.

C. Between October 1st and March 31st, grading of individual building lots in a subdivision shall be phased, with no more than 10 lots being graded in a subdivision at any one time. Before additional lots can be graded, the previously graded lots shall be hydro-seeded and mulched, sodded, or otherwise protected. (Ord. 2315, 2016)