8.05.060  Waste Management Plan (WMP).
   A.   Prior to starting a covered project, every Applicant shall submit a properly completed WMP to the WMP Compliance Official, in a form as prescribed by that Official, as a portion of the building or demolition permit process.  The completed WMP shall contain the following:
      1.   The estimated volume or weight of project waste to be generated by material type;
      2.   The maximum volume or weight of such materials that can be feasibly be diverted via Reuse or Recycling by material type;
      3.   The vendor(s) that the Applicant proposes to use to haul Source Separated Recyclables and the method of hauling C&D Waste, either the City’s licensed franchised solid waste collector or the Applicant’s in house staff and equipment as noted below.
      4.   Facility(ies) the materials will be hauled to and their expected diversion rates by material type;
      5.   Estimated volume or weight of construction and demolition waste that will be disposed.
   B.   It is unlawful for any person other than the City’s licensed franchised solid waste collector to collect or haul any C&D Waste within the City except:
      1.   Source Separated Recyclables (e.g., wood, scrap metals, new drywall scrap), which consist of materials that have been separated from general C&D Waste for the express purpose of recycling.  Loads consisting of recyclable materials that contain more than ten percent (10%) of residual (non-recyclable) materials shall not be considered source separated recyclable; or,
      2.   Construction and Demolition Waste that is:
         a.   Removed from a premises by a licensed contractor as an incidental part of a total construction, remodeling or demolition service offered by that contractor, and
         b.   Directly loaded onto a fixed body vehicle and hauled directly to a transfer station or disposal facility.
   C.   Because actual material weights are not available in this stage, estimates are used.  In estimating the volume or weight of materials as identified in the WMP, the Applicant shall use the standardized conversion rates approved by the City for this purpose.  Approval of the WMP as complete and accurate shall be a condition precedent to the issuance of any building or demolition permit.  If the Applicant calculates the projected feasible diversion rate as described above, and finds the rate does not meet the diversion goal, the Applicant must then submit information supporting the lower diversion rate.  If this documentation is not included, the WMP shall be deemed incomplete.
      1.   Approval.  No building or demolition permit shall be issued for any Covered Project unless and until the WMP Compliance Official has approved the WMP.  Approval shall not be required, however, where emergency demolition is required to protect public health or safety.  The WMP Compliance Official shall only approve a WMP if he/she determines that all of the following conditions have been met:
         a.   The WMP provides all of the information set forth in this Section.
         b.   The WMP indicates that fifty percent (50%) of all C&D Waste generated by the project shall be diverted (or new diversion goal set in accordance with the Applicant’s approved Diversion Exemption request); and
         c.   The Applicant has submitted an appropriate Deposit for the project (if a deposit is required by this Chapter).
      2.   Non-Approval.  If the WMP Compliance Official determines that the WMP is incomplete or fails to indicate that at least fifty percent (50%) (or new diversion goal set in accordance with the Applicant’s approved Diversion Exemption request) of all C&D Waste generated by the project will be diverted, he/she shall either:
         a.   Return the WMP to the Applicant marked “Disapproved,” including a statement of reasons, and will notify the building department, which shall then immediately stop processing the building or demolition permit application; or
         b.   Return the WMP to the Applicant marked “Further Explanation Required.”