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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*
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ARTICLE IIIk AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PROGRAM FOR VENDORS*
ARTICLE III l AFFIRMATIVE ACTION ADVISORY BOARD*
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ARTICLE IIIn SAN DIEGO COUNTY COMMITTEE FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES*
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ARTICLE IIIp FIRST 5 COMMISSION OF SAN DIEGO*
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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*
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ARTICLE X CLAIMS AGAINST THE COUNTY*
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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*
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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*
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SEC. 68.514. REQUIREMENTS FOR DEBRIS MANAGEMENT PLAN AND REPORT.
   (a)   General requirements.
      (1)   Class 1 projects shall demonstrate to the County compliance with the diversion requirements stated in section 68.516 using the enhanced compliance method described in section 68.514(b).
      (2)   Class 2 projects are required to self-certify compliance in the same manner as Class 3 projects until December 31, 2020. Commencing January 1, 2021, Class 2 projects shall demonstrate to the County compliance with the diversion requirements stated in section 68.516 using the enhanced compliance method described in section 68.514(b) or the approved collector compliance method described in section 68.514(c).
      (3)   Class 3 projects are required by the County to self-certify their compliance with the diversion requirements stated in section 68.516 through the following steps: (i) acknowledging and documenting C&D diversion requirements stated in section 68.516 on project documents and/or drawings; (ii) diverting C&D through the methods specified in section 68.516; and (iii) maintaining documentation at the project site of the types and quantities of materials diverted and disposed and diversion methods used as required by section 68.518 to demonstrate compliance to the County with the diversion requirements stated in section 68.516.
   (b)   Enhanced compliance method.
      (1)   The enhanced compliance method allows Class 1 and Class 2 applicants and DMP permittees to plan and demonstrate compliance with the diversion requirements using one or more of the allowable diversion methods specified in section 68.516(h).
      (2)   The enhanced compliance method involves the following steps:
         i.   Applicant submits a DMP to the County for review by the DMP compliance official pursuant to this section 68.514(b) prior to the beginning of any excavation, grading, construction, or demolition activities at the applicable project site with a separate DMP provided for planned excavation and grading under the project's grading permit(s), planned demolition under project's demolition permit(s), and planned construction under the project's building permit(s);
         ii.   Applicant submits a performance guarantee with the DMP pursuant to section 68.515;
         iii.   DMP compliance official reviews the DMP and approves it if the DMP compliance official determines all of the following conditions have been met: DMP is complete; planned C&D material types, quantities, and diversion methods are reasonable; and planned C&D quantities and diversion methods meet the diversion requirements;
         iv.   DMP compliance official reviews the performance guarantee submitted for compliance with the performance guarantee requirements and accepts the guarantee or notifies applicant of deficiencies;
         v.   DMP permittee diverts C&D during the excavation, grading, construction, or demolition activities to comply with the diversion requirements using allowable diversion methods specified in section 68.516(h);
         vi.   DMP permittee maintains documentation pursuant to section 68.518;
         vii.   DMP permittee submits a DMR documenting diversion of C&D performed pursuant to section 68.514(f), no later than 180 days after the County issues a passed final inspection notice (or a certificate of occupancy). Separate DMRs are required no later than 180 days after final inspection notice (or certification of occupancy) following completion of excavation and grading under project's grading permit(s), completion of demolition work under project's demolition permit(s), and completion of construction under project's building permit(s). For multi-phase projects, the DMP permittee submits one DMR for each phase of the multi-phase project no later than 180 days after the County issues a passed final inspection notice (or a certificate of occupancy) for the final permit of each phase. If there are multiple grading, excavation, or building permits in a single phase, the date of the final inspection notice (or certificate of occupancy) on the final grading, excavation, or building permit will be used as the start date for the 180-day reporting period for all permits in that phase;
         viii.   DMP compliance official reviews the DMR and determines the DMP permittee's level of compliance with the diversion requirements; and,
         ix.   County remits some or all of the DMP permittee's performance guarantee, if warranted, in accordance with section 68.515.
   (c)   Approved collector compliance method.
      (1)   The approved collector compliance method allows class 2 applicants and DMP permittees to plan and demonstrate compliance with the diversion requirements using: (i) an approved C&D collector; (ii) on-site reuse of C&D; and/or, (iii) salvage of C&D for off-site reuse. Other diversion methods specified in section 68.516(h) are not allowable under the approved collector compliance method.
      (2)   The approved collector compliance method involves the following steps:
         i.   Applicant submits a DMP to the County for review by the DMP compliance official pursuant to this section 68.514(c) prior to the beginning of any excavation, grading, construction or demolition activities at the applicable project site with a separate DMP provided for planned excavation and grading under the project's grading permit(s), planned demolition under project's demolition permit(s), and planned construction under the project's building permit(s); and, such DMP shall include a signed contract between the applicant and an approved C&D collector;
         ii.   DMP compliance official reviews the DMP and approves it if the DMP is complete, and if estimated reuse and salvage material quantities and plans, if any, are reasonable;
         iii.   DMP permittee diverts C&D during the excavation, grading, construction, or demolition activities to comply with the diversion requirements through collection of C&D by the approved C&D collector, on-site reuse of C&D, or salvage of C&D for off-site reuse;
         iv.   DMP permittee maintains records of C&D reused on-site or salvaged for off-site reuse and reports quantities to the approved C&D collector pursuant to section 68.518;
         v.   The approved C&D collector that collected C&D from the approved project submits a report to a DMP compliance official documenting C&D diversion for the applicable project pursuant to requirements of the NEFA, no later than 180 days after the County issues a passed final inspection notice (or a certificate of occupancy). Separate reports are required no later than 180 days after final inspection notice (or certification of occupancy) following completion of excavation and grading under project's grading permit(s), completion of demolition work under project's demolition permit(s), and completion of construction under project's building permit(s). For multi-phase projects, the approved C&D collector submits one DMR for each phase of the multi-phase project no later than 180 days after the County issues a passed final inspection notice (or a certificate of occupancy) for the final permit of each phase. If there are multiple grading, excavation, or building permits in a single phase, the date of the final inspection notice (or certificate of occupancy) on the final grading, excavation, or building permit will be used as the start date for the 180-day reporting period for all permits in that the phase;
         vi.   DMP compliance official reviews the approved C&D collector's diversion report and determines the DMP permittee's compliance with the diversion requirements; and,
         vii.   If diversion requirements are not achieved, County may: (i) investigate the approved C&D collector's compliance with the NEFA diversion requirements and pursue remedies under the NEFA (or in the event no C&D collectors are approved through a valid NEFA, investigate the approved C&D collector's and the DMP permittee's records and diversion performance and take enforcement actions against DMP permittee under section 68.519), (ii) in the case of reporting by DMP permittee of material reuse and salvage, investigate the DMP permittee's diversion records and reporting of reuse and salvage, if any, and, (iii) take enforcement actions against DMP permittee under section 68.519.
      (3)   A DMP permittee that uses the approved collector compliance method may change to the enhanced compliance method described in section 68.514(b) at any time during the project, provided the DMP permittee submits a revised DMP, submits the appropriate performance guarantee pursuant to section 68.515, and complies with all other requirements of the enhanced compliance method.
   (d)   Notwithstanding any other provision of this code, no grading, demolition, or building permit shall be issued for any Class 1 or 2 projects unless a DMP compliance official has approved the DMP. Approval shall not be required, however, when emergency demolition is required to protect public health or safety.
   (e)   The DMP shall include the following information:
      (1)   The type of project;
      (2)   The total square footage of the project;
      (3)   The estimated weight of C&D, by material type, that the project is expected to generate;
      (4)   The estimated maximum weight of C&D that can feasibly be diverted via reuse, salvage, or recycling;
      (5)   The estimated weight of C&D that is planned to be disposed of in a landfill;
      (6)   The name and address of any person, approved C&D collector, and/or approved C&D facility or facilities the applicant proposes to use to collect, process, or receive C&D generated by the project;
      (7)   For the approved collector compliance method, a signed contract between the applicant and the approved C&D collector; and,
      (8)   For non-residential addition and alteration projects defined in section 68.516(e), acknowledgement by applicants to properly dispose of universal waste; estimation of the type and amount of universal waste to be generated by the project; and, identification of facilities to be used to dispose of universal waste.
   (f)   The DMR shall include the following information:
      (1)   General project information including type of project, permit number, project name, location, contact information, and other information specified by the County;
      (2)   The total square footage of the project;
      (3)   Itemized list of C&D material generated by the project, the actual tonnage of each material reused, salvaged, recycled, and/or disposed or estimated tonnage if volumetric conversions were made based on actual volumes;
      (4)   Diversion calculations; and,
      (5)   Documentation demonstrating diversion and disposal including:
         i.   Weight tickets or receipts from approved C&D processing facilities, approved C&D recycling facilities to verify recycling of C&D debris;
         ii.   Report from approved C&D collector documenting amount of C&D collected, processed, and recycled and the diversion level; and,
         iii.   Evidence of reuse and salvage pursuant to section 68.518.
   (g)   The County shall prepare a list of approved C&D processing facilities and C&D recycling facilities that accept C&D in the unincorporated and incorporated areas of the County. The County shall make the lists available to any person upon request.
   (h)   The County reserves the right to establish a C&D program administration fee for applicable projects to cover costs associated with the receipt, processing, and review of DMPs and DMRs, and verification of applicable project compliance with the requirements of this article.
   (i)   The DPW Director shall prepare a conversion rate table(s) that shall be used by an applicant or DMR permittee to calculate the weight of C&D based on volumes of C&D when the weight of the material is unavailable.
(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. 10657 (N.S.), effective 3-13-20)