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This chapter was originally adopted as Chapter 27 by Ord. 92-17, operative 1/1/2018. However, since Ord. 204-17, effective 11/23/2017, added a different Chapter 27, and Ord. 211-17, effective 12/3/2017, added Chapter 28, this chapter was editorially redesignated by the publisher as Chapter 29 to avoid a numbering conflict.
The purpose of this Chapter 29 is to encourage the utilization of electric service capacity designated for electric vehicle charging that has been installed in San Francisco buildings in accordance with the San Francisco Green Building Code.
The Director of the Department of Building Inspection shall provide to the Department of Environment a list of the buildings and facilities that are Electric Vehicle Ready, as identified by their compliance with San Francisco Green Building Code Sections 4.106 and 5.106, or equivalent means to identify such buildings and facilities.
The Department of the Environment shall maintain a list of Electric Vehicle Ready buildings and facilities, and annually notify owners of Electric Vehicle Ready buildings of both their responsibilities under this Chapter 29, and any currently available financing or incentives for the installation of electric vehicle chargers.
(a) Owners of Electric Vehicle Ready buildings, including homeowners’ associations and similar entities, shall annually notify all residents and lessees of owned Electric Vehicle Ready buildings of the remaining electrical service capacity in the facility; the right of tenants of dwelling units in California to install electric vehicle service equipment per California Civil Code Section 1947.6; and of any applicable financing or incentives, as conveyed by the Department of Environment under Section 2903.
(b) Enforcement of notification requirement for building owners.
(1) Warning. The Director shall issue a written warning to any building owner he or she determines is violating subsection (a) of this Section 2904. In the event the Director finds that after 30 days from the date of such warning, a building owner has failed to comply, the Director may impose administrative fines as provided in this Section 2904.
(2) Administrative Fines. Violations of the provisions of this Chapter, or of any regulations issued by the Director pursuant to Section 2007, may be punished by administrative fines as follows. For buildings of 50,000 square feet and greater, up to $100 per day for a maximum of 25 days in one twelve-month period for each building in violation. For buildings of 49,999 square feet or less, up to $50 per day for a maximum of 25 days in one 12-month period for each building in violation.
(3) Except as to the amount of administrative fines, set forth above, Administrative Code Chapter 100, “Procedures Governing the Imposition of Administrative Fines,” as may be amended from time to time, is hereby incorporated in its entirety and shall govern the imposition, enforcement, collection, and review of administrative citations issued by the Department of the Environment to enforce this Section 2904 and any rule or regulation adopted pursuant to this Chapter 29.
(c) Use of Proceeds. Administrative fine collected under subsection (b) shall be used to fund implementation and enforcement of this Chapter.
(d) This Section 2904 shall not apply to the City or to any municipally owned buildings.
In adopting and implementing this Chapter, the City and County of San Francisco is assuming an undertaking only to promote the general welfare. It is not assuming, nor is it imposing on its officers and employees, an obligation for breach of which it is liable in money damages to any person who claims that such breach proximately caused injury.