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For the purposes of this Chapter the following definitions apply:
A. “Applicant” means any individual, firm, limited liability company, association, partnership, political subdivision, government agency, municipality, industry, public or private corporation, or any other entity whatsoever who applies to the City for the applicable permits to undertake any construction, demolition, or renovation project within the City.
B. “City-Sponsored Project” means a project constructed by the City or a project receiving fifty percent (50%) or more of its financing from the City.
C. “Contractor” means any person or entity holding, or required to hold, a contractor’s license of any type under the laws of the State of California, or who performs (whether as contractor, subcontractor or owner-builder) any construction, demolition, remodeling, or landscaping service relating to buildings or accessory structures in the City.
D. “Construction” means the building of any facility or structure or any portion thereof including any tenant improvements to an existing facility or structure.
E. “Construction and Demolition Material” (C&D Material) means building materials and solid waste resulting from construction, remodeling, repair, cleanup, or demolition operations that are not hazardous as defined in California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Sections 66261.3 et seq. This term includes, but is not limited to, asphalt, concrete, Portland cement, brick, lumber, gypsum, wallboard, cardboard, and other associated packaging, roofing material, ceramic tile, carpeting, plastic pipe and steel. The material may be commingled with rock, soil, tree stumps, and other vegetative matter resulting from land clearing and landscaping for construction or land development projects.
F. “Conversion Rate” means the rate set forth in the standardized Conversion Rate Table approved by the City pursuant to this Chapter for use in estimating the volume or weight of materials identified in the Waste Management Plan.
G. “Covered Project” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 8.05.050.
H. “Deconstruction” means the careful dismantling of buildings and structures in order to salvage as much material as possible.
I. “Demolition” means the decimating, razing, ruining, tearing down or wrecking of any facility, structure, pavement or building, whether in whole or in part, whether interior or exterior.
J. “Deposit” means any performance bond, surety bond, money order, letter of credit, certificate of deposit, or restricted bank account, provided to the City in accordance with City requirements and/or State law.
K. “Disposal” means the final deposition of construction and demolition or inert material, including but not limited to:
1. Stockpiling onto land of construction and demolition material that has not been sorted for further processing or resale, if such stockpiling is for a period of time greater than thirty (30) days, or
2. Stockpiling onto land of construction and demolition material that has been sorted for further processing or resale, if such stockpiling is for a period of time greater than one (1) year, or
3. Stockpiling onto land of inert material that is for a period of time greater than one (1) year, or
4. Disposal of construction and demolition or inert material to a landfill.
L. “Divert” means to use material for any purpose other than disposal in a landfill or transformation facility.
M. “Diversion Requirement” means the diversion of at least fifty percent (50%) of the total C&D Material generated by a Project via reuse or recycling, unless the Applicant has been granted an Exemption pursuant to Section 8.05.040, in which case the Diversion Requirement shall be the maximum feasible diversion rate established by the Waste Management Plan Compliance Official in relation to the project.
N. “Inert Disposal Facility/Inert Waste Landfill” means a disposal facility that accepts only inert waste such as soil and rock, fully cured asphalt paving, uncontaminated concrete (including fiberglass or steel reinforcing rods embedded in the concrete), brick, glass, and ceramics, for land disposal.
O. “Inert Solids/Inert Waste” means non-liquid solid resources including, but not limited to, soil and concrete, that do not contain hazardous waste or soluble pollutants at concentrations in excess of water quality objectives established by a regional Water Board pursuant to Division 7 (Sections 13000 et seq.) of the California Water Code and does not contain significant quantities of decomposable solid resources.
P. “Mixed Material” means loads that include commingled recyclables and non-recyclable materials generated at the project site.
Q. “Mixed Material Recycling Facility” means a processing facility that accepts loads of mixed construction and demolition debris for the purpose of recovering reusable and recyclable materials and disposing the non-recyclable residual materials.
R. “Project” means any activity, which requires an application for a building or demolition permit, or any similar permit from the City.
S. “Recycling” means the process of collecting, sorting, cleansing, treating, and reconstituting materials for the purpose of using the altered form in the manufacture of a new product. Recycling does not include burning, incinerating, or thermally destroying solid waste.
T. “Renovation” means any change, addition or modification in an existing structure.
U. “Reuse” means the use, in the same or similar form as it was produced, of a material which might otherwise be discarded.
V. “Salvage” means the controlled removal of C&D Material from a permitted building or construction site for the purposes of recycling, reuse, or storage for later recycling or reuse.
W. “Separated for Reuse” means materials, including commingled recyclables, that have been separated or kept separate from the solid waste stream for the purpose of additional sorting or processing those materials for reuse or recycling in order to return them to the economic mainstream in the form of raw material for new, reused, or reconstituted products which meet the quality standards necessary to be used in the marketplace, and includes Source Separated Materials.
X. “Source Separated Materials” means materials that are sorted at the site of generation by individual material type including commingled recyclable materials for the purpose of recycling i.e., loads of concrete that are source separated for delivery to a recycling facility.
Y. “Waste Hauler” means a company that possess a valid permit from the City to collect and transport solid wastes from individuals or businesses for the purpose of recycling or disposal under the City’s name.
Z. “Waste Management Plan” (“WMP”) means a completed Waste Management Plan form, approved by the City for the purpose of compliance with this Chapter, submitted by the Applicant for any Covered or Non-covered Project.
AA. “Waste Management Plan Compliance Officer” (“WMP Compliance Officer”) means the Public Works Director or his/her designee.