§ 53.01     DEFINITIONS.
   For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning. Words and phrases not ascribed a meaning by this chapter shall have the meaning ascribed by Cal. Pub. Res. Code, §§ 40000, Chapter 2, Part 1, Division 30 et seq., and the regulations of the California Integrated Waste Management Board, if defined therein, and if not, to the definitions found in the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (“RCRA”), 42 U.S.C. §§ 6901, et seq. and the regulations implementing RCRA, as they may be amended from time to time.
   APPLICANT. Any person, 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.  An APPLICANT must comply with this chapter.
   CITY-SPONSORED PROJECT. A project constructed by the city or a project receiving 50% or more of its financing from the city.
   CONSTRUCTION. The building of any facility or structure or any portion thereof including any tenant improvements to an existing facility or structure. Construction does not include a project limited to interior plumbing work, interior electrical work or interior mechanical work.
   CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION DIVERSION SECURITY DEPOSIT or DIVERSION SECURITY DEPOSIT. Any performance bonds, surety bond, money order, letter of credit, cash, certified check or certificate of deposit in a form acceptable to the city, submitted to the city as pursuant to § 53.04.
   CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION MATERIALS MANAGEMENT PLAN or C&DMMP.  A completed C&DMMP form, approved by the city for the purpose of compliance with this chapter, submitted by the applicant for any covered project.
   CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION WASTES OR MATERIALS or C&D WASTES OR MATERIALS. Waste building materials, packaging and rubble resulting from construction, remodeling, renovation, repair and demolition operations on pavements, houses, commercial buildings and other structures.
   CONVERSION RATE. 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 a Construction and Demolition Materials Management Plan.
   COVERED PROJECT. All projects which require a permit pursuant to Chapter 150 of this Code, unless exempted by § 53.14(B).
   DECONSTRUCTION. A process to dismantle or remove useable materials from structures, in a manner that maximizes the recovery of building materials for reuse and recycling and minimizes the amount of waste transported for disposal in landfills and transformation facilities.
   DEMOLITION. The destruction, razing, ruining, tearing down or wrecking of any facility, structure, pavement or building, whether in whole or in part, whether interior or exterior.
   DIVERSION REQUIREMENT. The diversion of at least 50% of the total construction and demolition materials generated by a covered project by reuse or recycling, unless the applicant has been granted an exemption pursuant to § 53.14.  If the applicant has been granted an exemption, the diversion requirement shall be the maximum feasible diversion rate established by the Environmental Compliance Official for the project.
   DIVERT or DIVERSION. The activities, which reduce or eliminate the amount of C&D material from disposal in a landfill or transformation facility. 
   ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE OFFICIAL. The designee of the Director of Public Works.
   EXEMPT PROJECT shall have the meaning set forth in § 53.14(B).
   FEASIBLE shall have the meaning ascribed by Cal. Pub. Res. Code § 21061.1, as it, from time to time, may be amended.
   PROJECT. Any activity, for which a permit for building, demolition, parking area construction or other permit is required. See also COVERED PROJECT.
   RECYCLING.  The process of collecting, sorting, cleansing, treating, and reconstituting materials that would otherwise be solid waste, and the return of those materials to the economic mainstream in the form of materials which meet the quality standards necessary to be used in the marketplace for new, reused, or reconstituted products. 
   RENOVATION. Any change, addition, or modification in an existing structure that requires a building permit or demolition permit but does not include a project limited to interior plumbing work, electrical work or mechanical work. 
   REUSE. Further or repeated use of construction or demolition materials.
   SALVAGE.  The controlled removal of construction or demolition materials from a permitted building or demolition site for the purpose of recycling, reuse, or storage for later recycling or reuse.
(Ord. 1214, passed 10-15-03)