Dorchester County, MD
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of Dorchester County 8-3-71 as Ord. No. 2. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It shall be the policy of the Commissioners of Dorchester County that emergency nuclear fallout shelters be incorporated in all buildings constructed with funds obtained from the County Commissioners of Dorchester County to the fullest extent practical, in order to provide protection against radioactive fallout exposure for the greatest number of people in the event of a nuclear attack against the United States.
Every person, individual, corporation, officer, board, department, commission or commissions charged with the duty and responsibility for preparing specifications or awarding or entering into contract negotiations for the design, erection and/or construction of buildings or other structures, including additions to existing structures, for the county, funded in whole or in part by the County Commissioners of Dorchester County, will incorporate or cause to be incorporated in such buildings or other structures radioactive fallout protection for at least its normal anticipated population which meets or exceeds the minimum space and fallout protection criteria recommended by the Office of Civil Defense, United States Department of the Army, unless exempted from such shelter requirements in accordance with § 91-3 below.
The County Commissioners, within their own discretion or upon advice of the Civil Defense Director, Building Inspector or other delegates, as appropriate, may exempt any public building or structure from these requirements when it is found that the incorporation of such shelter will create an additional net cost in construction of the total estimated cost thereof without the shelter so incorporated or other factors as may be determined unnecessary or impractical for the incorporation of a shelter in such structures.
All estimates for public educational facility construction will include a line item cost designated for fallout shelters. Provision of a shelter in public educational buildings is mandatory, except as stated in § 91-3 hereof, and shall incorporate accepted slant design techniques which provide space for population normally used within the educational complex.