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(a) Following a public hearing, the Department of the Environment, in consultation with the Department of Public Health, shall develop:
(1) An informational poster, as referenced in Section 1103(a);
(2) An informational factsheet, as referenced in Section 1103(b); and,
(3) A set of statements that must be included in display materials, as referenced in Section 1103(c).
(b) The materials shall inform consumers of issues pertaining to radiofrequency energy emissions from cell phones and actions that can be taken by cell phone users to minimize exposure to radiofrequency energy, such as turning off cell phones when not in use, using a headset and speaker phone, or using the phone to send text messages ("texting").
(c) The Director may by regulation require the inclusion of additional information in the poster, the factsheet, and/or the statements required in connection with display materials.
(d) Within 15 days after the effective date of this ordinance or as soon thereafter as is practicable, the Department of the Environment shall, after a noticed public hearing, issue regulations specifying the contents, size, and format for the poster, the factsheet, and the statements required in connection with display materials as referenced in subsection (a), and provide templates of them for use by retailers.
(1) The informational poster shall be a maximum size of 11 inches by 17 inches;
(2) The informational factsheet shall be a maximum size of 5.5 inches by 11 inches (half-sheet of paper); and,
(3) The informational statements shall be printed in a space no smaller that 1 inch by 2.625 inches.
(e)1 Should the scientific community or the FCC develop a new metric to measure the actual amount of radiofrequency an average user will absorb from each model of cell phone, the Department of the Environment shall make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors for amendments to this Chapter to require notification to the public of this metric at the point of sale.
(Added by Ord. 15510, File No. 100104, App. 7/1/2010; amended by Ord. 165-11 , File No. 110656, App. 8/3/2011, Eff. 9/2/2011)
1. The designation of this division was corrected by the codifier.