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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 XVII-F
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. 68.512. DEFINITIONS.
   For the purposes of this article, the following definitions shall apply:
   (a)   "Addition" means an extension or increase in floor area of an existing building or structure.
   (b)   "Alteration" means any construction or renovation to an existing structure, other than repair, for the purpose of maintenance or addition, including tenant improvements.
   (c)   "Applicant" means a person who applies to the County for a permit for an applicable project.
   (d)   "Applicable project" means an excavation, grading, construction, or demolition project pursuant to the applicable project definition provided in section 68.513.
   (e)   "Approved C&D collector" means a collector that has been approved to provide C&D collection services to approved C&D collection sites in accordance with a Non-Exclusive Franchise Agreement (NEFA). In the event no C&D collectors are approved through a valid NEFA, an "Approved C&D collector" means any collector that provides C&D collection services and agrees to (i) deliver C&D to approved C&D processing facilities; and, (ii) maintain records and submits reports pursuant to sections 68.514(c)(2)(v) and 68.519(f).
   (f)   "Approved C&D processing facility" means a facility that receives C&D for processing or for transfer to a processing facility for mixed C&D recycling and that has been approved or certified by: (i) the County; (ii) a city in the County using a method approved by the County; or, (iii) a third party using a method approved by the County. If the County does not define a process for County approval of C&D processing facilities, or if the County has not developed a list of approved C&D processing facilities, approved C&D collector or Debris Management Plan (DMP) permittee may select a C&D processing facility provided the facility allows such party to comply with requirements of this chapter.
   (g)   "C&D" means construction and demolition debris.
   (h)   "C&D recycling facility" means a facility that receives only C&D that has been source separated for reuse or recycling prior to receipt at the facility, provided such facility receives each type of C&D material separately and reuses or recycles the materials and does not dispose of the materials.
   (i)   "Chipping and grinding operation" shall be defined in accordance with California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Section 17852(a)(10).
   (j)   "Construction" means the act of building, making, erecting, remodeling, repairing, renovating, or improving a "structure," as that term is defined in the California Building Code and includes any project for which the County requires a building permit.
   (k)   "Construction and demolition debris" means nonhazardous waste, building material, inert material, soil, packaging, green material, rubble, and other discarded materials resulting from excavation, grading, construction, or demolition.
   (l)   "Conversion rate" means a rate in the standardized conversion rate table approved by the DPW Director pursuant to this article for use in estimating the volume or weight of materials identified in a DMP or Debris Management Report (DMR).
   (m)   "Debris management plan" (DMP) means a plan prepared by an applicant before commencement of the project documenting types and estimated quantities of C&D for an applicable project and the planned method for diverting the C&D from an applicable project as required by section 68.514.
   (n)   "Debris management report" (DMR) means a report prepared by a DMP permittee after conclusion of the project evidencing the types and quantities of C&D diverted or disposed and diversion method(s) for an applicable project as required by section 68.514.
   (o)   "Demolition" means the act of removing, razing, or tearing down a structure or any portion of a structure.
   (p)   "DMP compliance official" means County staff responsible for implementing any element of this article.
   (q)   "DMP permittee" means a person who is required to divert C&D from an applicable project under this article and who has an approved DMP, or, in the case of a Class 3 applicable project, means a person who is required to divert C&D from an applicable project under this article and who is self-certifying compliance.
   (r)   "Diversion/Divert" means activities that reduce or eliminate discarded materials from disposal in a landfill, including, reuse, salvage, recycling, and composting.
   (s)   "Diversion requirement(s)" means the requirement(s) in section 68.516 to divert a minimum percentage of C&D generated by an applicable project.
   (t)   "DPW" means the Department of Public Works.
   (u)   "Excavation" means any act by which soil, sand, gravel, or rock is cut into, dug, quarried, uncovered, removed, displaced, or relocated and shall include the conditions resulting therefrom; and, for the purposes of this Article, is performed for applicable projects as defined by 68.513(a)(1), 68.513(a)(2), or 68.513(a)(3).
   (v)   "Fill" means deposits of soil, sand, gravel, rock, or other materials placed by a person or contractor; and, for the purposes of this Article, is performed for new construction, additions, and alteration projects that are applicable projects pursuant to section 68.513(a)(1), 68.513(a)(2), or 68.513(a)(3).
   (w)   "Grading" means excavation or filling of material or combination thereof; and, for the purposes of this Article, includes clearing, which is defined as removal or destruction of natural vegetation by any means, including brushing and grubbing.
   (x)   "Green material" means any material related to land development such as yard trimmings, trees, brush, and construction and demolition wood waste. Green material does not include food material, bio-solids, wood containing lead-based paint or wood preservatives, mixed construction debris, or mixed demolition debris.
   (y)   "Green material processing operation" means a facility or center that processes green material through composting, chipping, or grinding operations, in-vessel digestion operation or facility, or other facility, operation, or use identified by the State as an acceptable form of organic material landfill disposal reduction and when green material is not subsequently sent to landfill for disposal.
   (z)   "Inert materials" mean soil, concrete, asphalt, rock, brick, and other non-liquid solid waste, provided that such material does 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 (commencing with Section 13000) of the California Water Code and does contain not more than 1% putrescible materials by volume calculated on a monthly basis and the putrescible wastes shall not constitute a nuisance, as determined by the County enforcement agency.
   (aa)   Multi-phase project means a tract home project, master plan project, or other multi-building project that is built in multiple phases.
   (bb)   "Project" means any excavation, grading, construction, or demolition project that requires a grading, building, or demolition permit or any similar permit. For the purposes of this definition, each phase of a multi-phase project, as determined by a DMP compliance official, shall be deemed a single project.
   (cc)   "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 gasification, pyrolysis, transformation as defined by State Public Resources Code Section 40201, or other processes that use solid waste for conversion to energy.
   (dd)   "Reuse" means further or repeated use of C&D either for its original purpose or for a similar purpose, without significantly altering the physical form of the object or material.
   (ee)   "Salvage" means removal of an object or material that can be reused again, either for its original purpose or for a similar purpose, without significantly altering the physical form of the object or material.
   (ff)   "Universal waste" shall be identified as provided in California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Division 4.5, Chapter 11.
(Added by Ord. No. 9840 (N.S.), effective 4-20-07; amended by Ord. No. 10036 (N.S.), effective 2-26-10; amended by Ord. No. 10253 (N.S.), effective 3-8-13; amended by Ord. No. 10657 (N.S.), effective 3-13-20)