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(a) Application, etc. Application for such permit shall be upon blanks provided by the Director of Public Health and shall state the name of the applicant, the particular character of gas to be used, the purposes and place where the same is to be used, the probable amount thereof which will be used during the existence of said permit, and the name of the person who will have direct charge of the use of said gas. Before issuing a permit for the use of said gas, the Director of Public Health shall inquire into the training, experience, character and reputation of the applicant for said permit and of the person who is to have direct charge of the use of said gas, and may cause said applicant or said person to appear before him for the purpose of ascertaining the qualifications of said applicant or of said person in regard to the use of said gas and the regulations governing said use. The Director of Public Health shall have full power and authority to refuse to grant any permit for the use of said gas should he determine that the manner in which said gas is to be used, or the place where it is to be used, is dangerous to life or health, or the person under whose direction it is to be used has not sufficient qualifications to use it safely.
Every permit issued under authority of this Section shall state the place where said gas is to be used, the character thereof, the probable amount thereof to be used, the name of the person, firm or corporation authorized to use the same, and the name of the person in direct charge of said use; provided, however, that when a permit is issued to any person, firm, or corporation engaged in the general business of fumigation at places other than a fixed place of business, said permit need not specify the various places where said gas is to be used.
The permit provided in Section 700 shall set forth the commercial uses permitted and shall be valid until suspended or revoked. Said permit shall not be transferable and shall be deemed revoked upon sale, transfer or assignment of the commercial use for which the permit was issued.
A permit may at any time be suspended or revoked for cause after a hearing by the Department of Public Health. Upon suspension or revocation, the premises for which the permit was issued, shall be posted with the order of the Department.
(b) Special Permits. Any person, firm or corporation engaged in the business of fumigation at places other than a fixed place of business shall, at least 24 hours before generating or releasing any of the gases mentioned in Sections 700 and 701 of this Article, make application to the Director of Public Health for a special permit so to do. Said application shall state the location of the building or enclosed space to be fumigated, the day and hour when such fumigation shall take place and the name of the person who will be in direct charge of said fumigation. The Director of Public Health shall have full power and authority to refuse to grant any special permit for the use of said gas should he determine that the manner in which said gas is to be used, or the place where it is to be used is dangerous to life of health or the person under whose direction it is to be used has not sufficient qualifications to use it safely. Upon approval by the Director of Public Health, a special permit to generate or release said gas for fumigation purposes at the place indicated in said application shall be issued. Such special permit shall be posted on the premises to be fumigated, and should the applicant therefor be unable to do the work on the day and hour set forth in said special permit, he shall notify the Director of Public Health at least six hours prior to said time, and thereupon the Director of Public Health shall specify a new time for the fumigation of the premises or space specified in said special permit. The inspection fee for inspecting the work actually done shall be computed as follows: at the rate per hour based on total cost to the City and County of San Francisco or fraction thereof incident to each inspection. Upon completion of the work for which a special permit has been issued the permittee shall be billed for all inspection costs. If any inspection fees herein provided shall not be paid within 30 days after billing by the Health Department, 25 percent of the amount thereof shall be added thereto as a penalty for nonpayment. Failure to pay fees and penalties within 60 days after billing shall be deemed cause for denial of any future special permits to the delinquent permittee.
(c) Rules and Regulations. The Director of Public Health shall have power to make and enforce all reasonable rules and regulations for carrying out the purpose of this Section which are not in conflict therewith.
(Amended by Ord. 278-72, App. 9/28/72)