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Biotechnology and testing laboratory facilities subject to the Unified Program Facility Permit base fee, the hazardous waste fees or the hazardous materials fees in Section 65.107 of the County Code of Regulatory Ordinances may have these fees reduced by 25% if the facility meets performance standards as defined by the Department.
For the purposes of this section, biotechnology facilities include sites primarily engaged in the research, development or production of: diagnostic processes, analytical laboratory devices and instruments, medical and surgical instruments, medicinal chemicals, botanical products, pharmaceutical preparations, and biological products. Testing laboratories are laboratories where relatively small quantities of hazardous chemicals are handled. These sites are primarily engaged in: research, analysis, clinical testing, or product development, testing and/or quality control.
(Added by Ord. No. 9859 (N.S.), effective 6-15-07, operative 7-1-07)