Pueblo County Code - Title 17 - Chapter 17.152 - Article 2

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17.152.070 Permit required.

   No person shall engage in any development or activity, including any permitted or conditional use, in any designated natural hazard area or mineral resource area without a permit.

17.152.080 Hazard and resource initial control area.

   A. The provisions of this Section apply to each natural hazard or mineral resource initial control area shown on the map or maps listed in Article 3 of this Chapter.
   B. The Board of County Commissioners finds and declares that:
   1. Within each such area natural hazard areas and mineral resource areas exist, but their extent has not been determined by thorough, detailed, technical studies;
   2. The natural hazard areas and mineral resource areas are of such significance that before any proposed development or activity may be permitted in any portion of such area, public health, safety and welfare require that the extent of the areas at site of the proposed development or activity must be determined.
   C. No person shall engage in any development in any such natural hazard or mineral resource initial control area without a permit. Any application for a permit to conduct a development in a natural hazard or mineral resource initial control area shall not be considered complete or be accepted unless and until it is accompanied by the results of any studies needed to determine whether the proposed development is located in a particular natural hazard or mineral resource area.
   D. The necessary studies referred to in Section 17.152.080(C) may be financed by this jurisdiction, the applicant for a permit, or otherwise.
   E. Upon completion of the study of the area, the Administrator shall inform the applicant in writing whether the site of his or her proposed development or activity lies within any of the following:
   1. An avalanche area, in which case further processing of the application shall be governed by Sections 17.152.120(A) and (B);
   2. A landslide area, in which case further processing of the application shall be governed by Sections 17.152.120(A) and (B);
   3. A rock fall area, in which case further processing of the application shall be governed by Sections 17.152.120(A) and (B);
   4. A mudflow area, in which case further processing of the application shall be governed by Sections 17.152.120(A) and (B);
   5. An unstable or potentially unstable slope area, in which case further processing of the application shall be governed by Sections 17.152.120(A) and (B);
   6. A seismic effect area, in which case further processing of the application shall be governed by Sections 17.152.120(A) and (B);
   7. An area of radioactivity, in which case further processing of the application shall be governed by Sections 17.152.120(A) and (B);
   8. A ground subsidence area, in which case further processing of the application shall be governed by Sections 17.152.120(A) and (B);
   9. An expansive soil or rock area, in which case further processing of the application shall be governed by Sections 17.152.120(A) and (B);
   10. A wildfire hazard area, in which case further processing of the application shall be governed by Sections 17.152.120(A) and (B);
   11. Floodplain Hazard Areas repealed on March 27, 1986;
   12. A mineral resource area, in which case further processing of the application shall be governed by Sections 17.152.120(A) and (B);
   13. None of the above, in which case none of the provisions of Section 17.152.120 shall have any further force or effect with respect to the permit application which prompted such study and determination.