8.05.050  Thresholds for Covered Projects.
   A.   Covered Projects (Construction and Renovation).  All construction and renovation projects within the City that are one thousand (1,000) square feet or greater shall comply with this Chapter, shall submit a WMP prior to commencing any construction or demolition activities, and shall be subject to the provisions of this Chapter.  Failure to comply with any of the terms of this Chapter shall subject the Project Applicant to the full range of enforcement mechanisms set forth in Section 8.05.100.
   B.   Covered Projects (Demolition).  All demolition projects within the City that are one thousand (1,000) square feet or greater shall comply with this Chapter, shall submit a WMP prior to commencing any demolition activities, and shall be subject to the provisions of this Chapter.  Failure to comply with any of the terms of this Chapter shall subject the project applicant to the full range of enforcement mechanisms set forth in Section 8.05.100.
   C.   Non-Covered Projects (Construction and Renovation).  Applicants for construction and renovation projects within the City whose projects are less than one thousand (1,000) square feet are not required, but shall be encouraged, to divert at least twenty-five percent (25%) of all project-related construction and demolition waste.
   D.   Non-Covered Projects (Demolition).  Applicants for demolition projects within the City whose projects are less than one thousand (1,000) square feet are not required, but shall be encouraged, to divert at least twenty-five percent (25%) of all project-related demolition waste.
   E.   City-Sponsored Projects (Construction and Renovation).  All City-sponsored construction and renovation projects that are one thousand (1,000) square feet or greater, shall be considered “Covered Projects” for the purposes of this Chapter, shall submit a WMP prior to beginning any construction or demolition activities, and shall be subjected to the provisions of this Chapter.  City sponsored construction and renovation projects that are less than one thousand (1,000) square feet shall be considered Non-covered Projects and are not required, but shall be encouraged, to divert at least twenty-five percent (25%) of all project-related construction and demolition waste.
   F.   City-Sponsored Projects (Demolition).  All City-sponsored demolition projects that are one thousand (1,000) square feet or greater, shall be considered “Covered Projects” for the purposes of this Chapter, shall submit a WMP prior to beginning any demolition activities, and shall be subjected to the provisions of this Chapter.  City sponsored demolition projects that are less than one thousand (1,000) square feet shall be considered Non-covered Projects and are not required, but shall be encouraged, to divert at least twenty-five percent (25%) of all project-related construction and demolition waste.
   G.   Deconstruction/Recovery Interval for Covered Demolition Projects.  Every Covered demolition project shall be made available for deconstruction, salvage, and recovery prior to demolition.  It shall be the responsibility of the Applicant to recover the maximum feasible amount of designated recyclable and reusable materials prior to demolition.  In order to provide sufficient time for deconstruction, salvage, and recovery, no demolition may take place until a period of fifteen (15) working days has elapsed from the date of issuance of the demolition permit.  Recovered and salvaged designated recyclable and reusable material from every project shall qualify to be counted in meeting Diversion Requirements of Section 8.05.030.  Recovered or salvaged designated recyclables and reusable materials may be given away or sold on the premises, or may be removed to reuse facilities for storage or sale.
   H.   Compliance with this Chapter shall be listed as a condition of approval on any building or demolition permit issued for a Covered Project.
   I.   Exemptions.  A diversion deposit and a WMP shall not be required for the following projects:
      1.   Work for which a building or demolition permit is not required.
      2.   Roofing projects that do not include tear-off of existing roof.
      3.   Work for which only a plumbing, only an electrical, or only a mechanical permit is required.
      4.   Seismic tie-down projects.
      5.   Projects where no structural building modifications are required.
      6.   Emergency demolition required to protect public health and safety.
NOTE :  While not required, it shall be encouraged, that at least twenty-five percent (25%) of all otherwise exempt project-related construction and demolition waste from Exempt projects be diverted.