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(a) A person applying to enter into a SWMA or NEFA with the County shall file an application on a form provided by the Director with the exception that persons holding a valid SWMA (that is not suspended or revoked) prior to July 1, 2020 do not need to submit an application for a NEFA. As part of the application process, the applicant shall submit to a background investigation conducted by the Sheriff's department. The Director shall review the completed application and may request other County departments as the Director deems necessary to review and comment on the application. The application shall not be considered complete until the applicant provides all information required by this section and as the Director requests.
(b) The application shall specify:
(1) The geographic areas where the applicant is applying to provide service.
(2) The types of generators the applicant is seeking to provide collection services for each geographic area, such as single-family collection service, multi-family/commercial collection service, construction and demolition debris collection service, or any combination of these types of service.
(c) All collector applications shall include:
(1) The applicant's name, mailing address, and phone number.
(2) Name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of an individual contact for the applicant.
(3) If the applicant is not an individual, the name and address of each partner, owner, officer, and trustee of the entity, whichever is applicable, and each person's percentage of ownership or interest. Publicly held corporations shall supply proof of corporate entity, the names of each local officer, and each location where the corporation maintains an office in San Diego County.
(4) A description of each truck and piece of equipment, including the model, year, license plate number, and vehicle identification number, that the applicant owns or is under the applicant's control for the collection or transportation of discarded materials that the applicant will use to provide service. The applicant shall also provide with the description of the trucks and equipment, a statement under penalty of perjury as to the mechanical condition of each truck and piece of equipment and whether at the time of the application the truck or piece of equipment meets the standards required by 14 CCR sections 17341 to 17345 and this chapter.
(5) Facts demonstrating that: (A) the applicant owns or has access to suitable facilities for keeping vehicles and equipment clean and in good repair; (B) the applicant's storage yard and maintenance facilities will be located in an area zoned for the use and close enough to adequately serve the area where the applicant proposes to collect discarded materials; and, (C) the applicant owns or has access to adequate office and billing facilities.
(6) A statement of the applicant's qualifications and experience in collecting or transporting discarded materials.
(7) Proof that the applicant has adequate insurance that complies with the minimum requirement of the County SWMA or NEFA.
(8) Application fee payment for applicants that do not or did not hold a SWMA that is valid through June 30, 2021, if an application fee is required by the Director.
(9) Any additional information the Director determines is necessary to completely evaluate and process the application.
(d) The County will accept NEFA applications for C&D collectors from May 15, 2020 through December 31, 2021. Commencing in 2022, the County will accept NEFA applications for C&D collectors annually from January 1 through January 30.
(e) The County will not accept NEFA applications for single-family collectors or multi- family/commercial collectors from persons not already holding a SWMA unless the Board finds that it is in the public health, safety, or welfare of the citizens of the unincorporated area of the County to increase or decrease the number of NEFAs authorizing single- family collectors and multi-family/commercial collectors pursuant to section 68.530.
(Amended by Ord. No. 7920 (N.S.), effective 7-11-91; 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. 9075 (N.S.), effective 9-10-99; amended by Ord. No. 9495 (N.S.), effective 9-13-02; amended by Ord. No. 10036 (N.S.), effective 2-26-10; amended by Ord. No. 10729 (N.S.), effective 6-4-21)