B-Permit Grading Notes

Revised on 07-20-2020

Notice to Contractors

  1. All work detailed on these plans under the jurisdiction of the Board of Public Works shall be constructed in accordance with the latest edition and supplements of “The Standard Specifications for Public Works Construction” (GREENBOOK), the corresponding “Additions and Amendments to the Latest Edition of the Standard Specifications for Public Works Construction” (BROWN BOOK) and in the presence of an inspector appointed by the Board of Public Works.
  2. Approved hereon is the work in dedicated or proposed public streets, easements, and watercourses under jurisdiction of the Board of Public Works and slopes adjacent to such streets, subject to the provisions of Permit BR . No erosion control or drainage devices shall be installed in the area covered by Permit BR , except as shown hereon, or as approved by the Board of Public Works.
  3. This grading plan when approved by the District Engineer, as well as permits for work within State or County right-of-way, shall be on the site of work at all times.  
  4. If at any time during grading operations, any unfavorable geological conditions are encountered, grading in that area will stop until approved corrective measures are obtained.
  5. Department of Public Works, Bureau of Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering Group, 1149 S. Broadway Street Suite 120, Los Angeles, CA 90015, (213) 847-0538, shall be notified prior to commencing grading operations. All fills shall be compacted to 90% relative compaction unless otherwise recommended by the Geotechnical Engineering Group, and specified by the engineer or unless otherwise shown on these plans.
  6. Drainage from all lots shall be carried to the improved street gutter by means of an approved driveway or drainage structure. 
  7. All slopes in private property adjoining streets, drainage channels, or other public facilities shall be graded not steeper than 2 to 1 for cut and fill.
  8. If any grading operations covered by said Permit BR shall extend into or through or shall be commenced during the period of October 1 to April 15, the Permittee will be required to submit plans of the temporary erosion control methods and devices proposed in connection with the grading operations to be performed during that period. Said plans shall be submitted to the City Engineer on or before September 15, or at least 30 days before commencing grading operations, and shall be approved by the District or Division Engineer before any grading is performed during said period.
  9. Where expansive soils underlie public property or private streets, these areas shall be over-excavated three (3) vertical feet below final grade and replaced with non-expansive soil as approved by the City Engineer.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - DISTRICT ENGINEER APPROVALS (Form to be created)
Approved for approximate street grade. Not approved for work in dedicated or proposed public streets. Final street grades and alignment must meet current established standards.
Permit BR_________________________

DISTRICT ENGINEER                                     DATE

Approved for rough grading and approximate street grades in dedicated or proposed public streets, easements, watercourses and slopes adjacent to such easements, under the jurisdiction of the Board of Public Works subject to the provisions of Permit BR________ and the latest edition and supplements of “The Standard Specifications for Public Works Construction” (GREENBOOK), and the corresponding “Additions and Amendments to the Latest Edition of the Standard Specifications for Public Works Construction” (BROWN BOOK).

Final street grades and alignment must meet current established City standards.  Only the erosion control or drainage devices shown hereon or authorized by the Bureau of Engineering shall be installed in the area covered by Permit BR ______________.

DISTRICT ENGINEER                                     DATE