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GUIDELINES FOR ANALYZING AND MITIGATING LIQUEFACTION HAZARDS IN CALIFORNIA (1999)
Special Publication 117 (SP 117), published by the California Department of Conservation, Division of Mines and Geology in 1997, presents guidelines for evaluation of seismic hazards other than surface fault-rupture and for recommending mitigation measures. The guidelines in SP 117 provide, among other things, definitions, caveats, and general considerations for earthquake hazard mitigation, including soil liquefaction. It should also be noted that Section 1804.5 of the Uniform Building Code (International Conference of Building Officials, 1994 and 1997) also requires an evaluation of the liquefaction potential of a site for new construction.
Recommended Procedures for Implementation of DMG Special Publication 117, Southern California Earthquake Center, University of Southern California