26.0212 State of emergency and emergency land use permits.

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A. Upon a declaration of a state of emergency by the Governor, due to a natural catastrophe or other act of God, or that the provision of emergency services or repairs is necessary for the public good, including the preservation of human life and property, an emergency land use permit may be granted.

B. An applicant may seek an emergency land use permit by application to the Director under the following procedures:

1. The Director shall issue an emergency land use permit in writing to the agency providing the emergency services or repairs, accompanied by written findings of fact and conclusions of law.

2. The emergency land use permit shall allow the stated activities to occur for a period not to exceed ninety (90) days.

3. Notice shall be published at least twice post hoc in a newspaper of general circulation in the Territory, specifying the duration of the emergency land use permit and citing the reasons for the emergency land use permit.

4. An emergency land use permit does not relieve the emergency land use permittee from compliance with all other applicable territorial and federal laws and regulations.

History: Rule 8-80 (Ex. Ord. 03-80); ASCMP Reg. (Ex. Ord. 07-88); Rule 2-97, eff 4 Aug 97.