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PREFACE
ARTICLE I GENERAL PROVISIONS*
ARTICLE II DEFINITIONS*
ARTICLE III GENERAL RULES*
ARTICLE IIIa ADVISORY COUNCIL FOR AGING AND INDEPENDENCE SERVICES*
ARTICLE IIIb COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO IN-HOME SUPPORTIVE SERVICES PUBLIC AUTHORITY*
ARTICLE IIIc PAST GRAND JURORS ASSOCIATION IMPLEMENTATION REVIEW COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE IIIj AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PROGRAM*
ARTICLE IIIk AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PROGRAM FOR VENDORS*
ARTICLE III l AFFIRMATIVE ACTION ADVISORY BOARD*
ARTICLE IIIm AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PROGRAM -- EMPLOYMENT*
ARTICLE IIIn SAN DIEGO COUNTY COMMITTEE FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES*
ARTICLE IIIo COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION COORDINATING COUNCIL*
ARTICLE IIIp FIRST 5 COMMISSION OF SAN DIEGO*
ARTICLE IIIq SAN DIEGO COUNTY BUSINESS PRACTICES REVIEW COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE IIIr REGIONAL SECURITY COMMISSION*
ARTICLE IIIs NORTH COUNTY GANG COMMISSION*
ARTICLE IIIt POLINSKY CHILDREN’S CENTER ADVISORY BOARD*
ARTICLE IIIu SAN DIEGO SEX OFFENDER MANAGEMENT COUNCIL*
ARTICLE IIIv CHILD AND FAMILY STRENGTHENING ADVISORY BOARD*
ARTICLE IV SAN DIEGO COUNTY COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN AND GIRLS*
ARTICLE IV-A ASSESSOR / RECORDER / COUNTY CLERK*
ARTICLE IV-B ASSESSMENT APPEALS BOARD*
ARTICLE IV-C ASSESSMENT HEARING OFFICER*
ARTICLE V AUDITOR AND CONTROLLER*
ARTICLE V-A PROCESSING AND CERTIFICATION OF ROUTINE CLAIMS*
ARTICLE VI BOUNDARY CHANGES*
ARTICLE VII BUDGET AND FINANCIAL PROCEDURES AND APPROPRIATION, REVENUE AND STAFFING LIMITATIONS*
ARTICLE VIIa TEMPORARY TRANSFERS OF FUNDS TO SPECIFIED AGENCIES WITHIN THE COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO*
ARTICLE VIII CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER*
ARTICLE IX OFFICE OF COUNTY COUNSEL*
ARTICLE X CLAIMS AGAINST THE COUNTY*
ARTICLE X-A CLERK OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS*
ARTICLE XI DEPARTMENT OF THE CHIEF MEDICAL EXAMINER*
ARTICLE XII COUNTY CLERK*
ARTICLE XII-A COUNTY LIBRARIAN*
ARTICLE XII-B DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE - WEIGHTS AND MEASURES*
ARTICLE XII-C CITY/COUNTY TASK FORCE ON AGRICULTURAL/URBAN ISSUES AND PESTICIDES*
ARTICLE XII-D DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES*
ARTICLE XII-E PESTICIDE TASK FORCE*
ARTICLE XII-F COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE**
ARTICLE XIII-A DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE AND RECOVERY*
ARTICLE XIII-B DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL SERVICES*
ARTICLE XIV JUVENILE DELINQUENCY PREVENTION COMMISSION*
ARTICLE XV HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY*
ARTICLE XV-AA SAN DIEGO COUNTY EYE GNAT ABATEMENT APPEALS BOARD*
ARTICLE XV-A SAN DIEGO COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND QUALITY ADVISORY BOARD*
ARTICLE XV-B HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES CHARGES AND FEES*
ARTICLE XV-C GENERAL RELIEF PROGRAM*
ARTICLE XVI CHILD CARE AND DEVELOPMENT PLANNING COUNCIL*
ARTICLE XVI-A ADVISORY BOARDS*
ARTICLE XVI-B SAN DIEGO COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL ADVISORY COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE XVI-C SAN DIEGO COUNTY FISH AND WILDLIFE ADVISORY COMMISSION*
ARTICLE XVI-D SAN DIEGO COUNTY PARKS ADVISORY COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE XVI-E LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE DISTRICT ZONE NO. 2 - JULIAN ADVISORY COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE XVII SAN DIEGO COUNTY FOSTER CARE SERVICES COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE XVII-A SAN DIEGO COUNTY CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS QUINCENTENARY COMMISSION*
ARTICLE XVII-B SAN DIEGO COUNTY HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION*
ARTICLE XVII-C EQUAL OPPORTUNITY MANAGEMENT OFFICE*
ARTICLE XVII-D WHISTLE BLOWER PROTECTION PROCEDURE; ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY WHISTLE BLOWER COMMISSION*
ARTICLE XVII-E SAN DIEGO COUNTY TECHNOLOGY OFFICE*
ARTICLE XVIII CITIZENS LAW ENFORCEMENT REVIEW BOARD*
ARTICLE XVIIIa GRAZING ADVISORY BOARD*
ARTICLE XIX ADULT INSTITUTIONS*
ARTICLE XIXa YOUTH CORRECTION CENTER*
ARTICLE XX FEES AND CHARGES*
ARTICLE XXA JUVENILE FACILITIES*
ARTICLE XXI INTERGOVERNMENTAL REPRESENTATION*
ARTICLE XXIa RULES OF CONDUCT AND PROCEDURE FOR PLANNING AND ZONING PROCESS*
ARTICLE XXIb PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW BOARD*
ARTICLE XXII DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT SERVICES*
ARTICLE XXIIa OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR AND PUBLIC GUARDIAN*
ARTICLE XXIIb DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SERVICES*
ARTICLE XXIIc DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION SERVICES*
ARTICLE XXIII DEPARTMENT OF PURCHASING AND CONTRACTING*
ARTICLE XXIIIa RECORDER/COUNTY CLERK*
ARTICLE XXIV PARK AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT*
ARTICLE XXIV-A REGISTRAR OF VOTERS*
ARTICLE XXV SHERIFF*
ARTICLE XXVI DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS*
ARTICLE XXVIa OUT-OF-COUNTY/IN-COUNTY BUSINESS*
ARTICLE XXVId LIMITATIONS ON MAKING GIFTS AND PROVIDING MEALS OR BEVERAGES*
ARTICLE XXVIe REIMBURSEMENTS AND ALLOWANCES*
ARTICLE XXVII BOARD OF SUPERVISORS*
ARTICLE XXVIII COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO CONFLICT OF INTEREST CODE*
ARTICLE XXVIIIa CODE OF ETHICS*
ARTICLE XXVIIId CONFLICT OF INTEREST INVOLVING FUNDING OF NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS*
ARTICLE XXIX [ORDINANCES REPEALED]*
ARTICLE XXX DEPARTMENT OF CHILD SUPPORT SERVICES*
ARTICLE XXXI PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT AND ASSESSMENT PROCEEDINGS*
ARTICLE XXXII CABLE TELEVISION REVIEW COMMISSION*
ARTICLE XXXIII COUNTY HEARING OFFICER*
ARTICLE XXXIV COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY*
ARTICLE XXXV NOISE CONTROL HEARING BOARD*
ARTICLE XXXVI LITIGATION*
ARTICLE XXXVII DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC DEFENDER*
ARTICLE XXXVIII DEPARTMENT OF ALTERNATE DEFENSE COUNSEL*
ARTICLE XXXVIII-A DEPARTMENT OF ALTERNATE PUBLIC DEFENDER*
ARTICLE XXXIX DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT*
ARTICLE XXXIX-A SAN DIEGO COUNTY HOUSING, INDUSTRIAL AND FINANCE REVIEW COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE XXXIX-B MOBILE HOME ISSUES COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE XL SAN DIEGO COUNTY PALOMAR AIRPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE XLI REMOVAL OF STRIKING EMPLOYEES*
ARTICLE XLI-A COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY*
ARTICLE XLII SAN DIEGO COUNTY INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION*
ARTICLE XLIII SAN DIEGO COUNTY ADMINISTRATION CENTER (CAC) PARKING LOT AD HOC COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE XLIV SAN DIEGO COUNTY REGIONAL GROWTH AND PLANNING REVIEW TASK FORCE*
ARTICLE XLV TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON HEALTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT*
ARTICLE XLVI SAN DIEGO COUNTY REGIONAL ADVISORY BOARD ON AIDS/HIV*
ARTICLE XLVII SAN DIEGO COUNTY TECHNICAL COMMITTEE ON WATER SUPPLY AND CONSERVATION*
ARTICLE XLVIII SAN DIEGO COUNTY MILITARY AND VETERANS ADVISORY COUNCIL*
ARTICLE XLIX SANTA FE VALLEY WORKING GROUP*
ARTICLE L THE TREASURER-TAX COLLECTOR ELIGIBILITY AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS*
ARTICLE LI SAN DIEGO COUNTYWIDE MOBILEHOME TASK FORCE*
ARTICLE LIII SAN DIEGO COUNTY EMEK HEFER SISTER COUNTY COMMISSION*
ARTICLE LIV SAN DIEGO COUNTY SOLID WASTE HEARING PANEL*
ARTICLE LV SAN DIEGO COUNTY HEALTH SERVICES ADVISORY BOARD*
ARTICLE LVI SAN DIEGO COUNTY ALCOHOL AND DRUG ADVISORY BOARD*
ARTICLE LVII DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND QUALITY*
ARTICLE LIX SAN DIEGO COUNTY SOCIAL SERVICES ADVISORY BOARD*
ARTICLE LX SAN DIEGO COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS ADVISORY BOARD*
ARTICLE LXI SAN DIEGO COUNTY FALLBROOK AIRPARK ADVISORY COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE LXII OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES*
ARTICLE LXIII PUBLIC SAFETY REALIGNMENT OF 2011*
CODE COMPARATIVE TABLE
STATE LAW REFERENCE TABLE
San Diego County Code of Regulatory Ordinances
San Diego County Comprehensive Ordinances
San Diego County Board of Supervisors Policy Manual
SEC. 68.502. DEFINITIONS.
   The following definitions shall apply to this chapter:
   (a)   "Aluminum" means recoverable materials made from aluminum such as used aluminum food and beverage containers, aluminum foil, siding, screening and other items manufactured from aluminum.
   (b)   "Authorized enforcement officer" means the director of the County department who is authorized to enforce a portion of this chapter and any person that director appoints or hires to enforce a portion of this chapter.
   (c)   "Biohazardous waste" has the same meaning as the term "biohazardous waste" in Health and Safety Code section 117635.
   (d)   "Cardboard" means post-consumer waste paper grade, corrugated cardboard (#11), kraft (brown) paper bags or solid fiber boxes which have served their packaging purpose and are discarded and can later be reclaimed for collection and recovery for recycling.
   (e)   "Collection" means the act of taking possession of solid waste or recyclable materials at a residential, commercial, industrial or institutional site and transporting it to a facility for processing, composting, transfer, disposal or burning.
   (f)   "Collector" means any person who has a current valid Solid Waste Management Agreement with the County that is not suspended or revoked, to operate an enterprise to collect and subsequently transport or dispose of solid waste within the County. 
   (g)   "Commercial facility" means a business, including, but not limited to, a firm, partnership, proprietorship, joint-stock company, corporation, or association that is organized as a for-profit  or nonprofit entity, strip mall (e.g. property complex containing two or more commercial entities), industrial facility, school, school district, California  State University, community college, University of California, special district or a federal, state, local, or regional agency or facility that generates 4 cubic yards or more of solid waste per week.
   (h)   "Commercial recyclable materials" means the following material generated by a commercial facility: aluminum, glass bottles and jars, rigid plastics, tin and bi-metal cans, corrugated cardboard, mixed paper and white goods.
   (i)   "Construction and demolition waste" means the nonhazardous waste building material, inert material, soil, packaging, green materials and rubble resulting from construction or demolition.
   (j)   "Designated recyclable materials" means materials identified in this chapter as materials that are required to be recycled and those additional materials the Director of Public Works identifies from time to time that shall be added to the list of materials required to be recycled.
   (k)   "Disposal" means the management of solid waste through landfill disposal or transformation at a permitted solid waste facility.
   (l)   "Director" means the Director of Public Works and any person the Director appoints or hires to administer or enforce this chapter.
   (m)   "Glass bottles and jars" means food and beverage containers made from silica or sand, soda ash and limestone, the product being transparent or translucent and being used for packaging or bottling, including container glass designated redeemable under the California Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction Law, Public Resources Code sections 14500 et seq., as well as glass bottles and jars without redeemable value ("scrap"), but excluding household, kitchen and other sources of non-container glass such as drinking glasses, ceramics, light bulbs, window pane glass and similar glass products.
   (n)   "Green waste" means leaves, grass, weeds, shrubs, tree branches, tree trunks and other wood materials from trees.
   (o)   "Hazardous waste" means any substance defined as acutely hazardous waste, extremely hazardous waste or hazardous waste in Health and Safety Code sections 25110.02, 25115, and 25117 respectively, any substance listed as hazardous waste in 42 USC Sec. 6901 et seq., and any substance identified or listed as hazardous waste by any State or Federal agency.
   (p)   "Hospitality facility" means an establishment that offers dining services or sells food or beverages to consume on or off the premises, such as a cafeteria, restaurant, café, sandwich shop, school, college, hospital, mini-mart, convenience store, tavern or bar, and a hotel, motel, inn or other transient occupancy facility that offers dining services or sells food or beverages on its premises.
   (q)   "Hospitality recyclable materials" means the following material when generated by a hospitality facility: aluminum, corrugated cardboard, glass bottles and jars, rigid plastics, tin and bi-metal cans, mixed paper and white goods.
   (r)   "Industrial recyclables" means loads consisting of 90% or more of any of the following materials: asphalt, concrete, dirt, land clearing vegetation, sand, gravel and rock.
   (s)   "Industrial Service" means collection of all types of solid wastes which result from construction and demolition activity, industrial processes and manufacturing operations, but does not include collection of hazardous waste.
   (t)   "Inert materials" mean materials such as concrete, soil, asphalt, ceramics and bricks.
   (u)   "Manure" means accumulated animal excrement and includes feces and urine which may be mixed with any animal bedding material, spilled feed or soil.
   (v)   "Medical waste" has the same meaning as the term "medical waste" as provided in Health and Safety Code (H & S Code) sections 117690, 117695 and 117700 and also includes "biohazardous waste" as defined by H & S Code section 117635.  Medical waste also includes any waste that federal law or any other State law defines as medical waste.  "Treated medical waste" means medical waste that has been treated pursuant to the California Medical Waste Management Act, H & S Code sections 118215 et seq.  Medical waste that has not been treated pursuant to these requirements shall be referred to as untreated medical waste.
   (x)   "Mixed paper" means magazines, newspapers, telephone books, cereal boxes, mail, catalogs, copy paper, clean food boxes, paper bags and other similar material, but does not include paper towels, tissues, plasticized or waxed paper, books with metal rings, folders with metal clips or dirty food boxes, such as pizza boxes.
   (y)   "Multi-family residential facility" means a residential property with four or more dwelling units.  A multi-family residential facility does not include a hotel or motel or other transient occupancy facility.
   (z)   "Newspaper" means a publication such as a magazine, catalogue, circular, pamphlet, advertisement, telephone book, newspaper or other similar matter made of newsprint or other similar quality paper and also includes packing material made from newsprint.
   (aa)   "Rigid plastics" means plastic materials marked 1-7 (as indicated below)
including: (a) all plastic beverage containers labeled "CA redemption value" or "CA cash refund" (b) food and beverage containers for milk, soda, water, salad dressings, cooking oil, etc., (c) jars and canisters for peanut butter, mayonnaise, aspirin, 35 mm film, etc., (d) cleaning product containers such as detergents, bleach, soap, shampoo, drain cleaners, etc. and (e) automotive and yard products containers for motor oil, antifreeze, herbicide, plant pots, etc. (f) any other plastic items such as toys, tools, utensils, etc.  Rigid plastics do not include PVC pipe, expanded polystyrene foam, compostable plastics, plastic film or bags.
   (bb)   "Processing" means the reduction, separation, recovery or conversion of solid waste.
   (cc)   "Putrescible waste" means a type of waste that is capable of being decomposed by microorganisms with sufficient rapidity as to cause a nuisance because of odors, gases or other offensive conditions and includes food waste, manure, dead animals and green waste.
   (dd)   "Radioactive waste" means any radioactive material, as defined in Health and Safety Code section 11470, that is discarded as unusable.
   (ee)   "Recycle" or "recycling" means the process of collecting, sorting, cleansing, treating and reconfiguring materials that would otherwise become solid waste and returning 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. Recycling does not include transformation.
       (ff)   "Removal" means the act of taking solid wastes or recoverable material from the place of generation by an approved collector, agent for the collector or by a person in control of the premises.
   (gg)   "Residential recyclable materials" means aluminum, glass bottles and jars, mixed paper, cardboard, rigid plastics, tin and bi-metal cans, white goods and green waste, generated from residential properties.
   (hh)   "Residential service" means collection of all types of domestic solid waste or recyclables generated in single-family or multi-family residential dwellings.
   (ii)   "Residential solid waste" means solid waste generated in single-family or multi-family residential dwellings.
   (jj)   "Rubbish" means non-putrescible solid waste.
   (kk)   "Solid waste" means all putrescible and non-putrescible solid, semi-solid and liquid wastes, including rubbish, paper, ashes, industrial wastes, construction and demolition waste, abandoned vehicles, abandoned vehicle parts, discarded residential, commercial and industrial appliances, manure, vegetable or animal solid and semi-solid wastes and dewatered, treated or chemically fixed sewage sludge that is not hazardous waste.  Solid waste, however, does not include hazardous waste, radioactive waste or medical waste.
   (ll)   "Solid waste facility" means a solid waste transfer station or a construction, demolition and inert debris processing/disposal facility, a compostable materials handling facility, a transformation facility, an incinerator or a disposal facility.
   (mm)   "Solid Waste Management Agreement" (SWMA) means a non-exclusive agreement entered into between the collector and the County where the collector agrees to store or transport solid waste or both.
   (nn)   "Storage" means the interim containment of solid waste or recyclable material.
   (oo)   "Street" means a street, highway, road, alley, road right of way or any other public or private thoroughfare.
   (pp)   "Tin and bi-metal can" means a steel food or beverage container with a tin or aluminum plating.
   (qq)   "Transfer station" means a facility that receives, handles, separates, converts or otherwise processes materials in solid waste or transfers solid waste directly from one container to another for transport or for storage.
   (rr)   "Transformation" has the same meaning as the term "transformation" in Public Resources Code section 40201.
   (ss)   "Vector" means an animal capable of transmitting the causative agent of human disease.
   (tt)   "White goods" means major kitchen appliances or other large appliances.
   (uu)   "Wood waste" means lumber and wood products but does not include painted wood, wood treated with chemicals and pressure treated wood.
(Amended by Ord. No. 7551 (N.S.), effective 11-22-88; amended by Ord. No. 7608 (N.S.), operative 7-21-89; amended by Ord. No. 7920 (N.S.), effective 7-11-91; amended by Ord. No. 8060 (N.S.), effective 5-28-92; amended by Ord. No. 8191 (N.S.), effective 2-4-93; amended by Ord. No. 8790 (N.S.), effective 4-29-97; amended by Ord. No. 8866 (N.S.), effective 1-6-98; amended by Ord. No. 9269 (N.S.), effective 12-15-00; amended by Ord. No. 9495 (N.S.), effective 9-13-02; amended by Ord. No. 9666 (N.S.), effective 8-14-04; amended by Ord. No. 10036 (N.S.), effective 2-26-10; amended by Ord. No. 10253 (N.S.), effective 3-8-13)
   Cross reference(s)--Definitions, § 12.101 et seq.