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§ 3601. Definitions.

14 CA ADC § 3601Barclays Official California Code of Regulations

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Title 14. Natural Resources
Division 2. Department of Conservation
Chapter 8. Mining and Geology
Subchapter 1. State Mining and Geology Board
Article 3. Policies and Criteria of the State Mining and Geology Board with Reference to the Alquist-Priolo Earthquake Fault Zoning Act
14 CCR § 3601
§ 3601. Definitions.
The following definitions as used within the Act and herein shall apply:
(a) An “active fault” is a fault that has had surface displacement within Holocene time (about the last 11,000 years), hence constituting a potential hazard to structures that might be located across it.
(b) A “fault trace” is that line formed by the intersection of a fault and the earth's surface, and is the representation of a fault as depicted on a map, including maps of earthquake fault zones.
(c) A “lead agency” is the city or county with the authority to approve projects.
(d) “Earthquake fault zones” are areas delineated by the State Geologist, pursuant to the Alquist-Priolo Earthquake Fault Zoning Act (Public Resources Code Section 2621 et seq.) and this subchapter, which encompass the traces of active faults.
(e) A “structure for human occupancy” is any structure used or intended for supporting or sheltering any use or occupancy, which is expected to have a human occupancy rate of more than 2,000 person-hours per year.
(f) “Story” is that portion of a building included between the upper surface of any floor and the upper surface of the floor next above, except that the topmost story shall be that portion of a building included between the upper surface of the topmost floor and the ceiling or roof above. For the purpose of the Act and this subchapter, the number of stories in a building is equal to the number of distinct floor levels, provided that any levels that differ from each other by less than two feet shall be considered as one distinct level.


Note: Authority cited: Section 2621.5, Public Resources Code. Reference: Sections 2621-2630, Public Resources Code.
1. Editorial correction of subsection designations (Register 79, No. 14).
2. Amendment of Note filed 8-11-82; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 82, No. 33).
3. Amendment filed 10-18-84; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 84, No. 42).
4. Change without regulatory effect amending subsections (b) and (d) filed 1-5-96 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 96, No. 1).
This database is current through 6/7/24 Register 2024, No. 23.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 14, § 3601, 14 CA ADC § 3601
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