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PREFACE TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE CODE
CHAPTER 1: GENERAL PROVISIONS
CHAPTER 2: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
CHAPTER 2A: EXECUTIVE BRANCH
CHAPTER 2B: ASSESSMENT APPEALS BOARDS (TAX APPEAL BOARDS)
CHAPTER 3: BUDGET PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 4: CITY BUILDINGS, EQUIPMENT, AND VEHICLES
CHAPTER 5: COMMITTEES
CHAPTER 6: PUBLIC WORKS CONTRACTING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 7: DISASTER COUNCIL
CHAPTER 8: DOCUMENTS, RECORDS AND PUBLICATIONS
CHAPTER 9A: FARMERS' MARKET
CHAPTER 9B: FLEA MARKET
CHAPTER 10: FINANCE, TAXATION, AND OTHER FISCAL MATTERS
CHAPTER 10B: SPECIAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS SERVICES
CHAPTER 10C: REIMBURSEMENT FOR TOWING AND STORAGE OF VEHICLES
CHAPTER 10E: PLANNING MONITORING
CHAPTER 10F: 1660 MISSION STREET SURCHARGE
CHAPTER 10G: BOARD OF APPEALS SURCHARGE FOR PERMITS AND FEES
CHAPTER 10H: RECOVERY OF COSTS OF EMERGENCY RESPONSE
CHAPTER 11: FRANCHISES
CHAPTER 12: HOUSING AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 12A: HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
CHAPTER 12B: NONDISCRIMINATION IN CONTRACTS
CHAPTER 12C: NONDISCRIMINATION IN PROPERTY CONTRACTS
CHAPTER 12D: MINORITY/WOMEN/LOCAL BUSINESS UTILIZATION
CHAPTER 12E: CITY EMPLOYEE'S SEXUAL PRIVACY ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 12F: IMPLEMENTING THE MACBRIDE PRINCIPLES - NORTHERN IRELAND
CHAPTER 12G: PROHIBITION ON USE OF PUBLIC FUNDS FOR POLITICAL ACTIVITY BY RECIPIENTS OF CITY CONTRACTS, GRANTS, AND LOANS
CHAPTER 12H: IMMIGRATION STATUS
CHAPTER 12I: CIVIL IMMIGRATION DETAINERS
CHAPTER 12J: CITY BUSINESS WITH BURMA PROHIBITED
CHAPTER 12K: SALARY HISTORY*
CHAPTER 12L: PUBLIC ACCESS TO RECORDS AND MEETINGS OF NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
CHAPTER 12M: PROTECTION OF PRIVATE INFORMATION*
CHAPTER 12N: LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, QUEER, AND QUESTIONING YOUTH: YOUTH SERVICES SENSITIVITY TRAINING
CHAPTER 12O: EARNED INCOME CREDIT INFORMATION
CHAPTER 12P: MINIMUM COMPENSATION
CHAPTER 12Q: HEALTH CARE ACCOUNTABILITY
CHAPTER 12R: MINIMUM WAGE
CHAPTER 12S: WORKING FAMILIES CREDIT PROGRAM
CHAPTER 12T: CITY CONTRACTOR/SUBCONTRACTOR CONSIDERATION OF CRIMINAL HISTORY IN HIRING AND EMPLOYMENT DECISIONS
CHAPTER 12U: SWEATFREE CONTRACTING
CHAPTER 12V: PERSONAL SERVICES MINIMUM CONTRACTUAL RATE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 12W: SICK LEAVE*
CHAPTER 12X: PROHIBITING CITY TRAVEL AND CONTRACTING IN STATES THAT ALLOW DISCRIMINATION*
CHAPTER 12Y: SAN FRANCISCO SLAVERY DISCLOSURE ORDINANCE*
CHAPTER 12Z: SAN FRANCISCO FAMILY FRIENDLY WORKPLACE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 13: JAILS AND PRISONERS
CHAPTER 14: SAN FRANCISCO HEALTH CARE SECURITY ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 14A: DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PROGRAM
CHAPTER 14B: LOCAL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE UTILIZATION AND NON-DISCRIMINATION IN CONTRACTING ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 14C: [EXPIRED]
CHAPTER 15: MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE
CHAPTER 16: OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES GENERALLY
CHAPTER 17: PUBLIC OFF-STREET PARKING FACILITIES
CHAPTER 18: PAYROLL PROCEDURE
CHAPTER 19. COMMUNITY SAFETY CAMERA ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 19A: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER 19B: ACQUISITION OF SURVEILLANCE TECHNOLOGY
CHAPTER 20: SOCIAL SERVICES
CHAPTER 21: ACQUISITION OF COMMODITIES AND SERVICES
CHAPTER 21A: HEALTH-RELATED COMMODITIES AND SERVICES
CHAPTER 21B: COMMODITIES AND SERVICES RELATING TO PROJECTS ADDRESSING HOMELESSNESS
CHAPTER 21C: MISCELLANEOUS PREVAILING WAGE REQUIREMENTS
CHAPTER 21D: [RESERVED]
CHAPTER 21E: [RESERVED]
CHAPTER 21F: [RESERVED]
CHAPTER 21G: [RESERVED]
CHAPTER 22: RADIO COMMUNICATION FACILITIES
CHAPTER 22A: INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
CHAPTER 22B: TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACILITIES
CHAPTER 22C: PUBLIC INTERNET ACCESS
CHAPTER 22D: OPEN DATA POLICY
CHAPTER 22E: CITY-OWNED FIBER-OPTIC FACILITIES
CHAPTER 22G: OFFICE OF EMERGING TECHNOLOGY
CHAPTER 22H: DESIGNATION UNDER HEALTH INSURANCE PORTABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT (HIPAA)
CHAPTER 23: REAL PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS
CHAPTER 23A: SURPLUS PUBLIC LANDS ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 24: REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
CHAPTER 24A: ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE LOCAL RENT SUPPLEMENT PROGRAM IN THE OFFICE OF MAYOR
CHAPTER 24B: RELOCATION APPEALS BOARD
CHAPTER 25: STREET LIGHTING
CHAPTER 26. DEEMED APPROVED OFF-STREET ALCOHOL USE NUISANCE REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 27: HEALTHY NAIL SALON RECOGNITION PROGRAM
CHAPTER 28: ADMINISTRATIVE DEBARMENT PROCEDURE
CHAPTER 29: FINDINGS OF FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY AND FEASIBILITY
CHAPTER 29A: [APPROVAL OF POWER PLANT; PLANNING CODE SEC.
CHAPTER 29B: CHILD CARE FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR CITY AND CITY-FUNDED PROJECTS
CHAPTER 30: CENTRALIZATION OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
CHAPTER 31: CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT PROCEDURES AND FEES
CHAPTER 32: RESIDENTIAL REHABILITATION LOAN PROGRAM
CHAPTER 33: COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN
CHAPTER 33A: LOCAL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON THE ELIMINATION OF ALL FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN (CEDAW)*
CHAPTER 34: NOTIFICATION TO ASSESSOR CONCERNING ZONING RECLASSIFICATIONS OF PROPERTY, CONDITIONAL USE PERMITS AND VARIANCES
CHAPTER 35: RESIDENTIAL, HOTEL, AND PDR COMPATIBILITY AND PROTECTION
CHAPTER 36: COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENTS AREA PLANS AND PROGRAMS
CHAPTER 37: RESIDENTIAL RENT STABILIZATION AND ARBITRATION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 37A: RENT STABILIZATION AND ARBITRATION FEE
CHAPTER 38: COMMERCIAL LANDLORDS; ACCESS IMPROVEMENT OBLIGATIONS AND NOTICE TO SMALL BUSINESS TENANTS REGARDING DISABILITY ACCESS
CHAPTER 39: [RIGHT TO RETURN TO REVITALIZED PUBLIC HOUSING]
CHAPTER 40: HOUSING CODE ENFORCEMENT LOAN PROGRAM
CHAPTER 41: RESIDENTIAL HOTEL UNIT CONVERSION AND DEMOLITION
CHAPTER 41A: RESIDENTIAL UNIT CONVERSION AND DEMOLITION
CHAPTER 41B: COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE ACT
CHAPTER 41C: TIME-SHARE CONVERSION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 41D: RESIDENTIAL HOTEL VISITOR POLICIES
CHAPTER 41E. RESIDENTIAL HOTEL MAIL RECEPTACLE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 41F: TOURIST HOTEL CONVERSION*
CHAPTER 42: INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 43: MUNICIPAL FINANCE LAW
CHAPTER 44: ADULT DAY HEALTH CARE PLANNING COUNCIL
CHAPTER 45: JURY FEES
CHAPTER 47: PREFERENCE IN CITY AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAMS
CHAPTER 48: RENTAL SUBSIDY PROGRAM FOR LOW-INCOME FAMILIES
CHAPTER 49: SECURITY DEPOSITS FOR RESIDENTIAL RENTAL PROPERTY
CHAPTER 49A: RESIDENTIAL TENANT COMMUNICATIONS
CHAPTER 49B: RESIDENTIAL RENTAL UNITS: LOCK REPLACEMENTS BY LANDLORD WHEN TENANTS VACATE
CHAPTER 50: NONPROFIT PERFORMING ARTS LOAN PROGRAM
CHAPTER 51: VOLUNTARY ARTS CONTRIBUTIONS PROGRAM
CHAPTER 52: SAN FRANCISCO CARBON MITIGATION PROGRAM
CHAPTER 53: URBAN AGRICULTURE
CHAPTER 53A: URBAN AGRICULTURE INCENTIVE ZONES ACT PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 54: SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY FACILITY COMMISSION
CHAPTER 56: DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENTS
CHAPTER 57: FILM COMMISSION
CHAPTER 58: RIGHT TO COUNSEL IN CIVIL MATTERS
CHAPTER 59: HEALTHY FOOD RETAILER ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 60: ASSISTED HOUSING PRESERVATION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 61: WATERFRONT LAND USE
CHAPTER 62: DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIPS
CHAPTER 63: WATER EFFICIENT IRRIGATION ORDINANCE*
CHAPTER 64: CITY EMPLOYEE AND CITY CONTRACTOR SAFETY AND HEALTH
CHAPTER 65: RENT REDUCTION AND RELOCATION PLAN FOR TENANTS INCONVENIENCED BY SEISMIC WORK PERFORMED PURSUANT TO CHAPTERS 14 AND 15 OF THE SAN FRANCISCO BUILDING CODE
CHAPTER 65A: COMPENSATION, OR SUBSTITUTE HOUSING SERVICE, FOR TENANTS AFFECTED BY TEMPORARY SEVERANCE OF SPECIFIED HOUSING SERVICES DURING MANDATORY SEISMIC WORK REQUIRED BY BUILDING CODE CHAPTER 34B
CHAPTER 66: SEISMIC SAFETY RETROFIT PROGRAM
CHAPTER 67: THE SAN FRANCISCO SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OF 1999
CHAPTER 67A: CELL PHONES, PAGERS AND SIMILAR SOUND-PRODUCING ELECTRICAL DEVICES
CHAPTER 68: CULTURAL EQUITY ENDOWMENT FUND
CHAPTER 69: SAN FRANCISCO HEALTH AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 70: IN-HOME SUPPORTIVE SERVICES PUBLIC AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 71: MILLS ACT CONTRACT PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 72: RELOCATION ASSISTANCE FOR LEAD HAZARD REMEDIATION
CHAPTER 74: RENT ESCROW ACCOUNT PROGRAM
CHAPTER 77: BUILDING INSPECTION COMMISSION APPEALS
CHAPTER 78: DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING INSPECTION PERMIT TRACKING SYSTEM
CHAPTER 79: PREAPPROVAL NOTICE FOR CERTAIN CITY PROJECTS
CHAPTER 79A: ADDITIONAL PREAPPROVAL NOTICE FOR CERTAIN CITY PROJECTS
CHAPTER 80: ANTI-BLIGHT ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURE
CHAPTER 80A: ORDERS TO VACATE DUE TO HAZARDOUS HOUSING CONDITIONS
CHAPTER 82: LOCAL HIRING POLICY FOR CONSTRUCTION
CHAPTER 83: FIRST SOURCE HIRING PROGRAM
CHAPTER 84: SAN FRANCISCO RESIDENTIAL RENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR PERSONS DISQUALIFIED FROM FEDERAL RENT SUBSIDY PROGRAMS BY THE FEDERAL QUALITY HOUSING AND WORK RESPONSIBILITY ACT OF 1998 (QHWRA)
CHAPTER 86: CHILDREN AND FAMILIES FIRST COMMISSION
CHAPTER 87: FAIR HOUSING IMPLEMENTATION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 88: PERFORMANCE AND REVIEW ORDINANCE OF 1999
CHAPTER 89: DEPARTMENT OF CHILD SUPPORT SERVICES
CHAPTER 90: ENTERTAINMENT COMMISSION
CHAPTER 90A: PROMOTING AND SUSTAINING MUSIC AND CULTURE
CHAPTER 91: LANGUAGE ACCESS
CHAPTER 92: REAL ESTATE LOAN COUNSELING AND EDUCATION
CHAPTER 93: PREGNANCY INFORMATION DISCLOSURE AND PROTECTION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 94: THE SAN FRANCISCO PLAZA PROGRAM
CHAPTER 94A: THE SAN FRANCISCO PLACES FOR PEOPLE PROGRAM
CHAPTER 95: IDENTIFICATION CARDS
CHAPTER 96: COORDINATION BETWEEN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE DEPARTMENT OF POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY
CHAPTER 96A: LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
CHAPTER 96B: POLICY MAKING MARIJUANA OFFENSES THE LOWEST LAW ENFORCEMENT PRIORITY
CHAPTER 96C: POLICE INTERROGATION OF YOUTH - JEFF ADACHI YOUTH RIGHTS ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 97: HEALTHCARE IMPACT REPORTS
CHAPTER 98: THE BETTER STREETS POLICY
CHAPTER 99: PUBLIC POWER IN NEW CITY DEVELOPMENTS
CHAPTER 100: PROCEDURES GOVERNING THE IMPOSITION OF ADMINISTRATIVE FINES
CHAPTER 101: RESTRICTING THE PURCHASE, SALE, OR DISTRIBUTION OF SUGAR-SWEETENED BEVERAGES BY OR FOR THE CITY
CHAPTER 102: OUR CHILDREN, OUR FAMILIES COUNCIL
CHAPTER 103: NON-COOPERATION WITH IDENTITY-BASED REGISTRY ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 104: COLLECTION OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY DATA
CHAPTER 105: CIGARETTE LITTER ABATEMENT FEE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 106: CITY NAVIGATION CENTERS
CHAPTER 107: CULTURAL DISTRICTS
CHAPTER 107A: AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTS AND CULTURAL DISTRICT
CHAPTER 107B: CASTRO LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, AND QUEER (LGBTQ) CULTURAL DISTRICT
CHAPTER 109: PRIORITIZING 100% AFFORDABLE HOUSING
CHAPTER 115: AUTOMATED POINT OF SALE STATION REGISTRATION AND INSPECTION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 116: COMPATIBILITY AND PROTECTION FOR RESIDENTIAL USES AND PLACES OF ENTERTAINMENT
CHAPTER 117: COOPERATIVE LIVING OPPORTUNITIES FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM
CHAPTER 119: SAFE PARKING PROGRAMS
CHAPTER 120: ADMINISTRATION OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING FUNDS
CHAPTER 121: CLOSURE OF JUVENILE HALL
APPENDIX: Table of Initiative Ordinances and Policy Declarations
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Charter
San Francisco Business and Tax Regulations Code
BUSINESS AND TAX REGULATIONS CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE BUSINESS AND TAX REGULATIONS CODE
ARTICLE 1: PERMIT PROCEDURES
ARTICLE 2: LICENSE FEES
ARTICLE 3: [REPEALED]
ARTICLE 4: [RESERVED]
ARTICLE 5: ELECTRICAL MUSICAL DEVICES
ARTICLE 6: COMMON ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 7: TAX ON TRANSIENT OCCUPANCY OF HOTEL ROOMS
ARTICLE 8: SUGARY DRINKS DISTRIBUTOR TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 9: TAX ON OCCUPANCY OF PARKING SPACE IN PARKING STATIONS
ARTICLE 10: UTILITY USERS TAX
ARTICLE 10B: ACCESS LINE TAX
ARTICLE 11: STADIUM OPERATOR ADMISSION TAX
ARTICLE 12: BUSINESS REGISTRATION
ARTICLE 12-A: PAYROLL EXPENSE TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 12-A-1: GROSS RECEIPTS TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 12-B: BUSINESS TAX REFUND
ARTICLE 12B-1: NEIGHBORHOOD BEAUTIFICATION AND GRAFFITI CLEAN-UP FUND TAX OPTION
ARTICLE 12-C: REAL PROPERTY TRANSFER TAX
ARTICLE 12-D: UNIFORM LOCAL SALES AND USE TAX
ARTICLE 13: CONNECTIONS TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT TERMINAL ALARM PANEL
ARTICLE 14: TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
ARTICLE 15: BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS PROCEDURE CODE
ARTICLE 15A: PUBLIC REALM LANDSCAPING, IMPROVEMENT AND MAINTENANCE ASSESSMENT DISTRICTS ("GREEN BENEFIT DISTRICTS")
ARTICLE 16: LIVING WAGE FOR EDUCATORS PARCEL TAX
ARTICLE 17: BUSINESS TAX PENALTY AMNESTY PROGRAM
ARTICLE 20: FINANCIAL INFORMATION PRIVACY ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 21: EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION COMMERCIAL RENTS TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 22: PARKING STATIONS; REVENUE CONTROL EQUIPMENT
ARTICLE 23: VEHICLE REGISTRATION FEE EXPENDITURE PLAN
ARTICLE 28: HOMELESSNESS GROSS RECEIPTS TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 32: TRAFFIC CONGESTION MITIGATION TAX
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code
San Francisco Environment Code
ENVIRONMENT CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE ENVIRONMENT CODE
CHAPTER 1: PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE POLICY STATEMENT
CHAPTER 2: ENVIRONMENTALLY PREFERABLE PURCHASING ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 3: INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
CHAPTER 4: HEALTHY AIR AND CLEAN TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM
CHAPTER 5: RESOURCE CONSERVATION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 7: GREEN BUILDING REQUIREMENTS FOR CITY BUILDINGS
CHAPTER 8: TROPICAL HARDWOOD AND VIRGIN REDWOOD BAN
CHAPTER 9: GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS TARGETS AND DEPARTMENTAL ACTION PLANS
CHAPTER 10: TRANSPORTATION OF AGGREGATE MATERIALS
CHAPTER 11: CELL PHONE DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS
CHAPTER 12: URBAN FORESTRY COUNCIL
CHAPTER 13: ARSENIC-TREATED WOOD
CHAPTER 14: CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION DEBRIS RECOVERY ORDINANCE*
CHAPTER 15: GREEN BUSINESS PROGRAM
CHAPTER 16: FOOD SERVICE AND PACKAGING WASTE REDUCTION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 17: PLASTIC BAG REDUCTION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 18: SOLAR ENERGY INCENTIVE PROGRAM
CHAPTER 19: MANDATORY RECYCLING AND COMPOSTING
CHAPTER 20: EXISTING BUILDINGS ENERGY PERFORMANCE
CHAPTER 21: CLEAN ENERGY FULL DISCLOSURE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 22: SAFE DRUG DISPOSAL
CHAPTER 23: DRINK TAP ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 24: BOTTLED DRINKING WATER
CHAPTER 25: CLEAN CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS FOR PUBLIC WORKS
CHAPTER 26: BETTER ROOF REQUIREMENTS
CHAPTER 27: ANTIBIOTIC USE IN FOOD ANIMALS
CHAPTER 28: FLAME RETARDANT CHEMICALS IN UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE AND JUVENILE PRODUCTS
CHAPTER 29: ELECTRIC VEHICLE READINESS IMPLEMENTATION*
CHAPTER 30: RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS
CHAPTER 31: ELECTRIC VEHICLE AND CHARGING IN COMMERCIAL PARKING LOTS AND GARAGES*
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Fire Code
San Francisco Health Code
HEALTH CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE HEALTH CODE
ARTICLE 1: ANIMALS
ARTICLE 1A: ANIMAL SACRIFICE
ARTICLE 1B: PERFORMANCE OF WILD OR EXOTIC ANIMALS FOR PUBLIC ENTERTAINMENT OR AMUSEMENT
ARTICLE 1C: SALE OF ANIMALS
ARTICLE 1D: ANIMAL FUR PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 2: COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
ARTICLE 3: HOSPITALS
ARTICLE 4: DECEASED PERSONS
ARTICLE 5: PUBLIC HEALTH - GENERAL
ARTICLE 6: GARBAGE AND REFUSE
ARTICLE 7: LAUNDRIES
ARTICLE 8: FOOD AND FOOD PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 8A: CANNABIS CONSUMPTION PERMITS
ARTICLE 9: DAIRY AND MILK CODE
ARTICLE 10: MEAT AND MEAT PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 11: NUISANCES
ARTICLE 11A: BED BUG INFESTATION PREVENTION, TREATMENT, DISCLOSURE, AND REPORTING
ARTICLE 12: SANITATION - GENERAL
ARTICLE 12A: BACKFLOW PREVENTION
ARTICLE 12B: SOIL BORING AND WELL REGULATIONS
ARTICLE 12C: ALTERNATE WATER SOURCES FOR NON-POTABLE APPLICATIONS
ARTICLE 14: AMBULANCES AND ROUTINE MEDICAL TRANSPORT VEHICLES
ARTICLE 15: PUBLIC SWIMMING POOLS
ARTICLE 16: REGULATING THE USE OF 'ECONOMIC POISONS'
ARTICLE 17: DISPOSAL OF UNCLAIMED PERSONAL PROPERTY AT SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL
ARTICLE 18: PROVIDING FOR ISSUANCE OF CITATIONS TO VIOLATORS
ARTICLE 19: SMOKING POLLUTION CONTROL
ARTICLE 19A: REGULATING SMOKING IN EATING ESTABLISHMENTS [SUSPENDED]
ARTICLE 19B: REGULATING SMOKING IN SHARED OFFICE WORKPLACE [SUSPENDED]
ARTICLE 19C: REGULATING SMOKING IN PUBLIC PLACES AND IN HEALTH, EDUCATIONAL AND CHILD CARE FACILITIES [SUSPENDED]
ARTICLE 19D: PROHIBITING CIGARETTE VENDING MACHINES
ARTICLE 19E: PROHIBITING SMOKING IN PLACES OF EMPLOYMENT AND CERTAIN SPORTS ARENAS [SUSPENDED]
ARTICLE 19F: PROHIBITING SMOKING IN ENCLOSED AREAS, CERTAIN UNENCLOSED AREAS, AND SPORTS STADIUMS
ARTICLE 19G: ENFORCEMENT OF SMOKING PROHIBITIONS
ARTICLE 19H: PERMITS FOR THE SALE OF TOBACCO
ARTICLE 19I: PROHIBITING SMOKING IN CITY PARK AND RECREATIONAL AREAS AND FARMERS' MARKETS
ARTICLE 19J: PROHIBITING PHARMACIES FROM SELLING TOBACCO PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 19K: PROHIBITING SALES OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS ON PROPERTY OWNED BY OR UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO
ARTICLE 19L: PROHIBITING SMOKING AT CERTAIN OUTDOOR EVENTS
ARTICLE 19M: DISCLOSURE TO PROSPECTIVE RESIDENTIAL TENANTS OF WHETHER A UNIT IS SMOKE FREE OR SMOKING OPTIONAL, AND INFORMING EXISTING RESIDENTIAL TENANTS WHERE SMOKING IS OPTIONAL
ARTICLE 19N: ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES - RESTRICTIONS ON SALE AND USE
ARTICLE 19O: [SMOKELESS TOBACCO - USE PROHIBITED AT ATHLETIC VENUES]
ARTICLE 19P: PROHIBITING THE SALE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS TO PERSONS AGED 18, 19, OR 20
ARTICLE 19Q: PROHIBITING THE SALE OF FLAVORED TOBACCO PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 19R: PROHIBITING THE SALE OF ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES LACKING FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION PREMARKET APPROVAL
ARTICLE 19S: PROHIBITING THE SALE AND DISTRIBUTION OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS IN SAN FRANCISCO
ARTICLE 20: ALKYL NITRITES
ARTICLE 21: HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
ARTICLE 21A: RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
ARTICLE 22: HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT
ARTICLE 22A: ANALYZING SOILS FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE
ARTICLE 22B: CONSTRUCTION DUST CONTROL REQUIREMENTS
ARTICLE 23: VIDEO DISPLAY TERMINAL WORKER SAFETY
ARTICLE 24: CHLOROFLUOROCARBON RECOVERY AND RECYCLING
ARTICLE 25: MEDICAL WASTE GENERATOR REGISTRATION, PERMITTING, INSPECTIONS AND FEES
ARTICLE 26: COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL LEAD POISONING INVESTIGATION, MANAGEMENT AND ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM
ARTICLE 27: HEALTH SERVICE SYSTEM AGREEMENT
ARTICLE 28: MEDICAL CANNABIS USER AND PRIMARY CAREGIVER IDENTIFICATION CARDS
ARTICLE 29: LICENSING AND REGULATION OF MASSAGE PRACTITIONERS AND MASSAGE BUSINESSES
ARTICLE 30: REGULATION OF DIESEL BACKUP GENERATORS
ARTICLE 31: HUNTERS POINT SHIPYARD
ARTICLE 32: DISEASE PREVENTION DEMONSTRATION PROJECT
ARTICLE 33: MEDICAL CANNABIS ACT
ARTICLE 34: HEALTHY PRODUCTS, HEALTHY CHILDREN ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 35: BIOLOGICAL AGENT DETECTORS
ARTICLE 36: CHILD COUGH AND COLD MEDICINE WARNING ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 37: TRANS FAT FREE RESTAURANT PROGRAM ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 38: ENHANCED VENTILATION REQUIRED FOR URBAN INFILL SENSITIVE USE DEVELOPMENTS
ARTICLE 39: COMMERCIAL DOG WALKING
ARTICLE 40: SAFE BODY ART
ARTICLE 41: MENTAL HEALTH
ARTICLE 42: SUGAR-SWEETENED BEVERAGES
ARTICLE 43: SURPLUS MEDICATION REPOSITORY AND DISTRIBUTION
ARTICLE 45: CITY-OPERATED ADULT RESIDENTIAL FACILITY
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Municipal Elections Code
San Francisco Park Code
San Francisco Planning Code
San Francisco Zoning Maps
San Francisco Police Code
POLICE CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE POLICE CODE
ARTICLE 1: PUBLIC NUISANCES
ARTICLE 1.1: REGULATING THE USE OF VEHICLES FOR HUMAN HABITATION
ARTICLE 1.2 DISCRIMINATION IN HOUSING AGAINST FAMILIES WITH MINOR CHILDREN
ARTICLE 1.3: TEMPORARY MORATORIUM ON RENTAL INCREASES RENT ROLLBACK BASED UPON APRIL 15, 1979, RENTAL RATES AND REFUNDING ANY RENT INCREASES
ARTICLE 1.5: DISPLAY OF LIFE AND PROPERTY CONSERVATION DECALS
ARTICLE 2: DISORDERLY CONDUCT
ARTICLE 3: GAMES OF CHANCE
ARTICLE 4: PARADES
ARTICLE 4.5: FUNERAL PROCESSION ESCORTS
ARTICLE 5: OFFENSIVE POWDERS
ARTICLE 6: FRAUD AND DECEIT
ARTICLE 7: ANIMALS AND BIRDS
ARTICLE 7.1: HORSE-DRAWN VEHICLES
ARTICLE 8: MINORS
ARTICLE 9: MISCELLANEOUS CONDUCT REGULATIONS
ARTICLE 9.5: PROHIBITING OF PROFESSIONAL STRIKEBREAKERS
ARTICLE 9.6: REGULATIONS FOR SOLICITATION FOR CHARITABLE PURPOSES
ARTICLE 10: REGULATIONS FOR ADVERTISING
ARTICLE 10.1: REGULATING EXPOSURE OF PHOTOGRAPHS, CARTOONS OR DRAWINGS ON NEWSRACKS
ARTICLE 10.2: REGULATION OF COMPUTER RENTAL BUSINESSES
ARTICLE 11: REGULATIONS FOR AMUSEMENTS
ARTICLE 11.1: COMMERCIAL DISPLAY OF DEAD HUMAN BODIES
ARTICLE 11.2: REGULATIONS FOR ADULT THEATERS AND ADULT BOOKSTORES PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 12: REGULATIONS FOR AUTOMOBILES
ARTICLE 13: MISCELLANEOUS REGULATIONS FOR PROFESSIONS AND TRADES
ARTICLE 13.1: JUNK DEALERS - PERMIT AND REGULATION
ARTICLE 13.2 BICYCLE MESSENGER BUSINESSES
ARTICLE 13.3: CAR RENTAL BUSINESSES
ARTICLE 13.4: REDUCING RENTAL-CAR BURGLARIES
ARTICLE 14: LICENSES FOR ADVERTISING
ARTICLE 15: LICENSES FOR AMUSEMENTS
ARTICLE 15.1: ENTERTAINMENT REGULATIONS PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 15.2: ENTERTAINMENT REGULATIONS FOR EXTENDED-HOURS PREMISES
ARTICLE 15.3: PROHIBITING NUDE PERFORMERS, WAITERS AND WAITRESSES
ARTICLE 15.4: ENCOUNTER STUDIOS
ARTICLE 15.5: NUDE MODELS IN PUBLIC PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS
ARTICLE 15.6: ESCORT SERVICES
ARTICLE 15.7: EVENT PROMOTERS
ARTICLE 16: REGULATION OF CANNABIS
ARTICLE 17: MISCELLANEOUS LICENSE REGULATIONS
ARTICLE 17.1: REGULATIONS FOR FORTUNETELLING; PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 18: SAN FRANCISCO POLICE PISTOL RANGE
ARTICLE 19: DISPOSAL OF UNCLAIMED PROPERTY
ARTICLE 20: REPRODUCING AND FURNISHING REPORTS
ARTICLE 22: CITATIONS FOR VIOLATIONS OF CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE HEALTH CODE AND POLICE CODE
ARTICLE 23: REGULATIONS FOR PORT AREA*
ARTICLE 24: REGULATING STREET ARTISTS*
ARTICLE 25: REGULATIONS FOR PRIVATE PROTECTION AND SECURITY SERVICES*
ARTICLE 26: REGULATIONS FOR PUBLIC BATH HOUSES
ARTICLE 27: REGULATIONS FOR MORTGAGE MODIFICATION CONSULTANTS
ARTICLE 28: REGULATIONS FOR PAWNBROKERS PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 29: REGULATION OF NOISE
ARTICLE 30: PERMITS FOR TOW CAR DRIVERS
ARTICLE 30.1: PERMITS FOR TOW CAR FIRMS
ARTICLE 31: REGULATIONS FOR TEMPORARY HELIPORTS AND PERMIT PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 32: REGULATIONS FOR CONDUCTING BINGO GAMES
ARTICLE 32A: REGULATIONS FOR CONDUCTING POKER GAMES
ARTICLE 33: PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATION BASED ON RACE, COLOR, ANCESTRY, NATIONAL ORIGIN, PLACE OF BIRTH, SEX, AGE, RELIGION, CREED, DISABILITY, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, WEIGHT, OR HEIGHT
ARTICLE 33A: PROHIBITION OF EMPLOYER INTERFERENCE WITH EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIPS AND ACTIVITIES AND REGULATIONS OF EMPLOYER DRUG TESTING OF EMPLOYEES
ARTICLE 33B: PROHIBITION AGAINST DISCRIMINATION BY CLUBS OR ORGANIZATIONS WHICH ARE NOT DISTINCTLY PRIVATE
ARTICLE 33C: DISPLACED WORKER PROTECTION
ARTICLE 33D: GROCERY WORKER RETENTION
ARTICLE 33E: HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY WORKER RETENTION
ARTICLE 33F: HOURS AND RETENTION PROTECTIONS FOR FORMULA RETAIL EMPLOYEES
ARTICLE 33G: PREDICTABLE SCHEDULING AND FAIR TREATMENT FOR FORMULA RETAIL EMPLOYEES
ARTICLE 33H: PAID PARENTAL LEAVE
ARTICLE 33I: LACTATION IN THE WORKPLACE
ARTICLE 33J: PARITY IN PAY
ARTICLE 34: REGULATIONS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS - PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 35: FIREARM STRICT LIABILITY ACT
ARTICLE 36: PROHIBITING THE CARRYING OF A FIREARM WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF AN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE OR DRUG, OR POSSESSION OF A FIREARM WHILE UPON PUBLIC PREMISES SELLING OR SERVING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
ARTICLE 36A: [SALE, MANUFACTURE, AND DISTRIBUTION OF FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION; POSSESSION OF HANDGUNS]
ARTICLE 36B: STORAGE OF FIREARMS IN MOTOR VEHICLES
ARTICLE 36C: PROHIBITION OF FIREARMS AT PUBLIC GATHERINGS
ARTICLE 36D: GUN VIOLENCE RESTRAINING ORDERS
ARTICLE 37: POLICE EMERGENCY ALARM ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 38: PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF AIDS AND ASSOCIATED CONDITIONS
ARTICLE 39: PEDICABS
ARTICLE 40: DRUG FREE WORKPLACE ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 41: PROHIBITING THE SALE OR POSSESSION OF REPLICA HYPODERMIC NEEDLES OR SYRINGES
ARTICLE 42: SALE AND DISPLAY OF AEROSOL PAINT CONTAINERS AND MARKER PENS
ARTICLE 42A: COLOR TIRES
ARTICLE 42B: MERCURY THERMOMETERS
ARTICLE 42D: SALE AND DISPLAY OF PRODUCTS CONTAINING HYDROFLUORIC ACID
ARTICLE 43: ACCESS TO REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
ARTICLE 44: CLOSED CAPTIONS ACTIVATION REQUIREMENT ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 45: FIREARMS AND WEAPONS VIOLENCE PREVENTION ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 46: PROHIBITING SELF-SERVICE MERCHANDISING OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS EXCEPT IN PLACES TO WHICH MINORS HAVE NO ACCESS
ARTICLE 47: PERSONAL WATERCRAFT
ARTICLE 48: LASER POINTERS
ARTICLE 49: PROCEDURES FOR CONSIDERING ARRESTS AND CONVICTIONS AND RELATED INFORMATION IN EMPLOYMENT AND HOUSING DECISIONS
ARTICLE 50: CRIMINAL HISTORY IN ADMISSION TO POST-SECONDARY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
ARTICLE 51: STORMWATER FLOOD RISK DISCLOSURE
ARTICLE 52: OCCUPANT'S RIGHT TO CHOOSE A COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES PROVIDER
ARTICLE 55: ACCEPTANCE OF CASH BY BRICK-AND-MORTAR BUSINESSES
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Port Code
San Francisco Public Works Code
PUBLIC WORKS CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE PUBLIC WORKS CODE
ARTICLE 1: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
ARTICLE 2: PUBLIC CONTRACT PROCEDURE
ARTICLE 2.1: PERMIT FEES AND OCCUPANCY ASSESSMENTS
ARTICLE 2.3: HUNTERS POINT SHIPYARD
ARTICLE 2.4: EXCAVATION IN THE PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY
ARTICLE 3: REGULATIONS IN REGARD TO WORKING CONDITIONS
ARTICLE 4: SEWERS
ARTICLE 4.1: INDUSTRIAL WASTE
ARTICLE 4.2. SEWER SYSTEM MANAGEMENT
ARTICLE 4.3: SEWERS
ARTICLE 5: STREET FLOWER MARKETS
ARTICLE 5.1: ANTI-LITTER RECEPTACLES
ARTICLE 5.2: TABLES AND CHAIRS IN PUBLIC SIDEWALK OR ROADWAY AREAS
ARTICLE 5.3: DISPLAY OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES OR NONFOOD MERCHANDISE ON PUBLIC SIDEWALKS
ARTICLE 5.4: REGULATION OF NEWSRACKS
ARTICLE 5.5: DISTRIBUTION OF FREE SAMPLE MERCHANDISE ON PUBLIC PROPERTY
ARTICLE 5.6: POSTING OF SIGNS ON CITY-OWNED LAMP POSTS OR UTILITY POLES
ARTICLE 5.7: HANDBILL DISTRIBUTION ON PRIVATE PREMISES; DISPLAY OF BANNERS
ARTICLE 5.8: PERMIT REGULATIONS FOR MOBILE FOOD FACILITIES CONCERNING PRODUCTS FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION
ARTICLE 6: STREET IMPROVEMENT PROCEDURE
ARTICLE 6.1: IMPROVEMENT PROCEDURE CODE
ARTICLE 7: MAINTENANCE DISTRICTS
ARTICLE 9: UNACCEPTED STREETS
ARTICLE 11: SPUR TRACKS
ARTICLE 13: ENGINEERING INSPECTION
ARTICLE 14: UNDERGROUND PIPES, WIRES AND CONDUITS
ARTICLE 15: MISCELLANEOUS
ARTICLE 16: URBAN FORESTRY ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 16.1: TREE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
ARTICLE 17: CONTROL OF DUMPS DISPOSING OF MATERIALS FROM CONSTRUCTION OR DEMOLITION
ARTICLE 18: UTILITY FACILITIES
ARTICLE 19: PUBLIC TELEPHONE BOOTHS ON PUBLIC SIDEWALKS
ARTICLE 20: PROHIBITED BICYCLE ACTIONS AND TRANSACTIONS
ARTICLE 21: RESTRICTION OF USE OF POTABLE WATER FOR SOIL COMPACTION AND DUST CONTROL ACTIVITIES
ARTICLE 22: RECLAIMED WATER USE
ARTICLE 23: GRAFFITI REMOVAL AND ABATEMENT
ARTICLE 24: SHOPPING CARTS
ARTICLE 25: PERSONAL WIRELESS SERVICE FACILITIES
ARTICLE 26*: ILLEGAL DUMPING
ARTICLE 27: SURFACE-MOUNTED FACILITIES
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Subdivision Code
San Francisco Transportation Code
San Francisco Building Inspection Commission (BIC) Codes
Comprehensive Ordinance List
ARTICLE 12A:
BACKFLOW PREVENTION
 
Purpose and Findings.
Definitions.
Scope of Article.
Compliance with Cross-connection Controls.
Backflow Prevention Requirements.
Cross-connection Testing Requirements for Dual-plumbed Systems.
Authorized Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester and Cross-connection Control Specialist Requirements.
Companies Employing Authorized Backflow Prevention Assembly Testers or Authorized Cross-connection Control Specialists.
Inspection and Notices.
Violations, Enforcement Activities, and Penalties.
Promotion of the General Welfare.
 
 
 
SEC. 12A.1.  PURPOSE AND FINDINGS.
   The Board of Supervisors finds that:
   (a)   The City's potable Public Water System must be protected from contamination by the implementation of a cross-connection control program.
   (b)   The State of California requires the City, as the public water supplier, to implement the cross-connection control program, and allows implementation of the program by the public water supplier or by means of contract between the public water supplier and the local health agency.
   (c)   Under the Charter, the authority and responsibility for managing and operating the City's Public Water System is vested in the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. The City's local health agency, the Department of Public Health, should cooperate with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission in implementing the City's cross-connection control program.
   (d)   The dangers to public health and safety posed by the potential contamination of the City's potable water system warrant the imposition of local regulations and standards in excess of those required under State law.
(Added by Ord. 100-16 , File No. 160294, App. 6/17/2016, Eff. 7/17/2016)
SEC. 12A.2.  DEFINITIONS.
   The following terms used in this Article 12A have the meanings set forth below:
   "Approved Air Gap Separation" shall mean a physical break between the water supply line and a receiving vessel, that has been approved by the General Manager and is in proper working order.
   "Approved Backflow Prevention Assembly" shall mean a device used to prevent the Backflow of substances into the Public Water System that has been approved for such use by a recognized testing organization acceptable to the General Manager and is in proper working order.
   "Authorized Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester" shall mean any person who possesses a valid certification to test, repair, and maintain Backflow prevention assemblies and is authorized by the General Manager to do such work in the City in accordance with Section 12A.7 of this Article 12A.
   "Authorized Cross-connection Control Specialist" shall mean any person who possesses a valid certification to administer a cross-connection control test and to conduct site surveys to assess cross-connection control requirements and is authorized by the General Manager to do such work in the City in accordance with Section 12A.7 of this Article 12A.
   "Auxiliary Water" shall mean any water other than that received from the Public Water System, including, but not limited to, recycled water, wastewater, graywater, groundwater, and rainwater.
   "Backflow" shall mean the flow of water, from any source or sources, into the Public Water System that is of unknown or questionable safety for human consumption, or of other liquids, gases, mixtures, or other substances that flow into the Public Water System.
   "Backflow Preventer" shall mean an Approved Backflow Prevention Assembly or Approved Air Gap Separation.
   "Backflow Tag" shall mean an identification document provided by the General Manager to Authorized Backflow Prevention Assembly Testers to be affixed to an Approved Backflow Prevention Assembly after it has passed testing.
   "Containment" shall mean protection from Backflow at the service connection.
   "Cross-connection" shall mean any unprotected actual or potential connection between any part of a potable water system used or potentially used to supply water for drinking purposes and any source or system containing water or any other substance that is not or cannot be approved as safe, wholesome, and potable.
   "Cross-connection Control Survey" shall mean an inspection of all parts of a Property with a Water Service Connection to identify potential Cross-connections.
   "Cross-connection Test" shall mean a test administered by an Authorized Cross-connection Control Specialist to verify that there is no physical uncontrolled connection between the potable water piping and any Auxiliary Water piping system.
   "Dual-plumbed" shall mean a system that utilizes separate piping systems for Auxiliary Water and potable water within a Property.
   "First Certificate of Occupancy" shall mean either a temporary certificate of occupancy or a certificate of final completion and occupancy, as defined in San Francisco Building Code Section 109A, whichever is issued first.
   "General Manager" shall mean the General Manager of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, or his or her designee.
   "On-site Hazard" shall mean any actual or potential contamination or pollution risk to the public water supply created as a result of conditions existing on a Property.
   "Point of Connection" shall mean the water meter, or, for dedicated fire services, the function of the water supply lateral and the Property's fire protection system.
   "Property" shall mean any parcel, premises, building, or other structure that receives potable water from the Public Water System.
   "Property Owner" shall mean the legal owner of a Property with a Water Service Connection to the Public Water System.
   "Public Water System" shall mean the potable water system operated and maintained by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.
   "Water Service Connection" shall mean a connection to the Public Water System.
(Added by Ord. 100-16 , File No. 160294, App. 6/17/2016, Eff. 7/17/2016)
SEC. 12A.3.  SCOPE OF ARTICLE.
   As a condition of receiving water service from the Public Water System, Property Owners shall install an approved Backflow Preventer on their Property prior to receiving potable water on any Property where any of the following exist:
   (a)   A waste-water pumping and/or treatment plant.
   (b)   The handling of a hazardous substance in any manner in which the substance could enter the Public Water System.
   (c)   An Auxiliary Water supply.
   (d)   Dual-plumbed property.
   (e)   Intricate plumbing and piping arrangements.
   (f)   A repeated history of Cross-connections.
   (g)   A dockside watering point or marine facility.
   (h)   Dedicated irrigation service.
   (i)   A fire protection system.
   (j)   A building where the highest point is 40 feet or more in height above the point of connection.
   (k)   Inadequate Backflow prevention for any on-site process that the General Manager identifies as requiring additional protection from Backflow.
   (l)   Restricted entry to the Property or parts of the Property that inhibit performance of a Cross-connection inspection.
   (m)   Multiple service connections where at least one such connection requires Backflow protection for Containment.
   (n)   A water storage facility not under control of the Public Water System.
   (o)   Any other hazard that the General Manager identifies as requiring abatement to protect the Public Water System from contamination.
(Added by Ord. 100-16 , File No. 160294, App. 6/17/2016, Eff. 7/17/2016)
SEC. 12A.4.  COMPLIANCE WITH CROSS-CONNECTION CONTROLS.
   (a)   Property Owners shall maintain and operate connections with the Public Water System in compliance with this Article 12A, regulations adopted by the General Manager, and all applicable local, state, and federal laws.
   (b)   Property Owners with connections to the Public Water System shall not install, maintain, or allow Cross-connections that are not protected from actual or potential Backflow.
   (c)   No City department shall approve or issue a First Certificate of Occupancy for any Property subject to this Article 12A unless and until the approved Backflow Preventer has been tested and certified in accordance with this Article and regulations adopted by the General Manager.
   (d)   No City department shall approve or issue a First Certificate of Occupancy for any Dual-plumbed property unless and until the system has passed a Cross-connection Test and been certified in accordance with this Article 12A and regulations adopted by the General Manager.
(Added by Ord. 100-16 , File No. 160294, App. 6/17/2016, Eff. 7/17/2016)
SEC. 12A.5.  BACKFLOW PREVENTION REQUIREMENTS.
   (a)   Backflow Preventers for Containment shall be installed as close as practical to but in any case within 25 feet of the downstream side of the water meter or Point of Connection to the Public Water System.
   (b)   Backflow Preventers shall be installed that are commensurate with the risk that exists at each Property, in accordance with criteria set forth in regulations adopted by the General Manager.
   (c)   All Approved Backflow Prevention Assemblies, prior to installation, shall have passed laboratory and field evaluation tests performed by a recognized testing organization acceptable to the General Manager that has demonstrated competency to perform such tests. Approved Backflow Prevention Assemblies that have been modified or installed in a manner that differs from the configuration tested and approved are prohibited.
   (d)   Approved Backflow Prevention Assemblies, as installed, shall be field tested in accordance with this Article 12A to determine that they are functioning properly before being placed into service.
   (e)   No person shall use water from or connect any apparatus to a City fire hydrant without first obtaining a permit and a water meter from the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. All portable water meters intended for use with hydrants shall include backflow prevention in accordance with the regulations adopted by the General Manager.
   (f)   The Property Ovmer shall be responsible for field testing all Approved Backflow Prevention Assemblies upon installation, relocation, or repair, and annually after each such action, or more frequently if determined necessary by the General Manager to eliminate an On-site Hazard.
   (g)   Backflow prevention assembly tests and inspections required under this Article 12A shall be performed by an Authorized Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester at the sole expense of the Property Owner.
      (1)   When an Approved Backflow Prevention Assembly is inspected and has passed the testing procedure, the Authorized Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester shall:
         (A)   Immediately affix a Backflow Tag to the assembly.
         (B)   Submit certification documentation to the General Manager and the Property Owner within five business days of the completion of each inspection and test.
      (2)   Approved Backflow Prevention Assemblies that fail to pass inspection and testing shall be repaired, overhauled, or replaced, and immediately retested at the sole expense of the Property Owner.
(Added by Ord. 100-16 , File No. 160294, App. 6/17/2016, Eff. 7/17/2016)
SEC. 12A.6.  CROSS-CONNECTION TESTING REQUIREMENTS FOR DUAL-PLUMBED SYSTEMS.
   (a)   The Property Owner shall be responsible for testing all Dual-plumbed systems for Cross-connections upon installation and periodically thereafter as required in accordance with regulations adopted by the General Manager.
   (b)   Cross-connection Tests and inspections shall be performed by an Authorized Cross-connection Control Specialist at the sole expense of the Property Owner.
   (c)   The Authorized Cross-connection Control Specialist shall submit a written report documenting the results of the inspection and testing to the General Manager and the Property Owner within five business days of each inspection or test.
   (d)   If a Cross-connection is identified during inspection and testing, the Property Owner or Authorized Cross-connection Control Specialist shall:
      (1)   Immediately notify the General Manager of the existence of the Cross-connection.
      (2)   Immediately shut off the Auxiliary Water supply at the source.
      (3)   Follow the procedure for eliminating the Cross-connection, retesting, and reestablishing water service in accordance with regulations adopted by the General Manager.
   (e)   If a Cross-connection is discovered, the General Manager may shut off the potable water supply to the Property at the water meter or other connection to the Public Water System.
   (f)   Recordkeeping. Property Owners shall maintain Cross-connection testing and inspection records for a period of three years, in accordance with regulations adopted by the General Manager. The records shall be made available to the General Manager at the request of the General Manager.
(Added by Ord. 100-16 , File No. 160294, App. 6/17/2016, Eff. 7/17/2016)
SEC. 12A.7.  AUTHORIZED BACKFLOW PREVENTION ASSEMBLY TESTER AND CROSS-CONNECTION CONTROL SPECIALIST REQUIREMENTS.
   (a)   Only Authorized Backflow Prevention Assembly Testers may test Backflow prevention assemblies in the City.
   (b)   Only Authorized Cross-connection Control Specialists may conduct Cross-connection Tests in the City.
   (c)   All Authorized Backflow Prevention Assembly Testers and Authorized Cross-connection Control Specialists must obtain a permit to operate, issued in accordance with regulations adopted by the General Manager. To receive and maintain a permit to operate, Authorized Backflow Prevention Assembly Testers and Authorized Cross-connection Control Specialists must:
      (1)   Hold a valid certification as a Backflow prevention assembly tester and/or Cross-connection Control Specialist from an organization approved by the General Manager.
      (2)   Maintain or be covered by general liability insurance in full force and effect, in accordance with regulations adopted by the General Manager.
   (d)   A person may simultaneously hold separate permits to operate as an Authorized Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester and as an Authorized Cross-connection Control Specialist.
   (e)   Following a hearing that comports with due process, the General Manager at any time may suspend or revoke a permit to operate for violation of any provision of this Article 12A or any regulation adopted to implement this Article.
(Added by Ord. 100-16 , File No. 160294, App. 6/17/2016, Eff. 7/17/2016)
SEC. 12A.8.  COMPANIES EMPLOYING AUTHORIZED BACKFLOW PREVENTION ASSEMBLY TESTERS OR AUTHORIZED CROSS-CONNECTION CONTROL SPECIALISTS.
   (a)   In order to operate in the City, companies or other entities that employ Authorized Backflow Prevention Assembly Testers or Authorized Cross-connection Control Specialists shall:
      (1)   Register with the General Manager by providing documentation required under regulations adopted by the General Manager.
      (2)   Maintain general liability insurance in full force and effect, at the expense of the company or other entity, for all activities performed by their Authorized Backflow Prevention Assembly Testers or Authorized Cross-connection Control Specialists, consistent with regulations adopted by the General Manager.
      (3)   Provide the General Manager with the names of the Authorized Backflow Prevention Assembly Testers and Authorized Cross-connection Control Specialists working for them and notify the General Manager when such employees leave the company or other entity.
      (4)   Maintain continuous records of all activities performed in relation to Backflow prevention in the City for three years, in accordance with regulations adopted by the General Manager. The records shall be made available to the General Manager at the request of the General Manager.
   (b)   Following a hearing that comports with due process, the General Manager may suspend or revoke a company or other entity's authorization to conduct testing of Backflow prevention assemblies or any Cross-connection control activities at any time for violation of any provision of this Article 12A or any regulation implementing this Article.
(Added by Ord. 100-16 , File No. 160294, App. 6/17/2016, Eff. 7/17/2016)
SEC. 12A.9.  INSPECTION AND NOTICES.
   (a)   As a condition of receiving water service, the Property Owner shall permit the General Manager to inspect any Property subject to the requirements of this Article 12A to determine compliance with the provisions of this Article and applicable laws and regulations.
   (b)   Upon written notification by the General Manager, a Property Owner shall eliminate any unprotected Cross-connections within seven days of receipt of the notification, unless the General Manager authorizes an alternate deadline for remediation.
   (c)   If a Property Owner refuses or fails to eliminate a Cross-connection within the required time, the General Manager may proceed with enforcement activities in accordance with this Article 12A and regulations adopted by the General Manager.
(Added by Ord. 100-16 , File No. 160294, App. 6/17/2016, Eff. 7/17/2016)
SEC. 12A.10.  VIOLATIONS, ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES, AND PENALTIES.
   (a)   Any Property Owner who violates any provision of this Article 12A or any regulation implementing this Article shall be subject to enforcement, including, but not limited to:
      (1)   Installation of a flow restrictor, with applicable fees as specified under regulations adopted by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.
      (2)   Disconnection of the noncompliant water service(s) until the Cross-connection has been eliminated and appropriate fees have been paid, including but not limited to service shut-off and service turn-on fees as specified under regulations adopted by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.
      (3)   Any other enforcement action deemed necessary by the General Manager and the City Attorney to protect the Public Water System, including but not limited to seeking judicial remedies.
   (b)   If a Property Owner refuses or fails to eliminate a Cross-connection, and disconnecting water service would cause significant disruption to building occupants and/or emergency response agencies, the General Manager may test, repair and/or replace a Backflow Prevention Assembly, or take other required action to eliminate the Cross-connection. The Property Owner shall be required to pay for all costs of such action.
   (c)   Whenever the General Manager determines that an existing or potential unprotected Cross-connection poses an imminent risk of hazard to the Public Water System and requires immediate abatement, the General Manager may immediately shut off water service to the Property at the meter until the Cross-connection has been eliminated and necessary payments have been made for turn-on services as specified under regulations adopted by the General Manager.
   (d)   Any Property Owner who violates any provision of this Article 12A or any regulation implementing this Article shall be subject to the imposition, enforcement, collection, and review of administrative fines, and any other available legal remedies in accordance with Chapter 100 of the Administrative Code, which is incorporated herein in its entirety and which shall govern the imposition, enforcement, collection, and review of administrative fines issued to enforce this Article 12A and any rule or regulation adopted pursuant to this Article 12A, provided that:
      (1)   Each day a violation is committed or permitted to continue shall constitute a separate violation;
      (2)   The amount of the fine for violation of this Article 12A shall be up to $1,000 per violation per day;
      (3)   The General Manager is the charging official authorized under this Article 12A;
      (4)   The General Manager shall appoint the hearing officer to conduct hearings for appeals, and said hearing officer shall determine the time and place of such hearings, and provide appropriate notice of such hearings;
      (5)   The fine for any violation issued pursuant to this Section 12A.10 shall be paid to the Treasurer of the City and County of San Francisco and credited to the appropriate San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Water Enterprise fund;
      (6)   The General Manager may recover any costs and fees, including but not limited to attorneys' fees, for enforcement initiated through this Section 12A.10 and authorized under this Article 12A.
      (7)   The Board of Supervisors finds that Cross-connections between real properties and the Public Water System create a direct public health risk to the Public Water System, and thus a violation of this Article 12A will have a nexus between the violation and real property located in the City. In accordance with the requirements of Chapter 100 of the Administrative Code, the General Manager may provide notice of enforcement action to the owner of the real property and that unpaid Public Utilities Commission fines for the citations may become a lien on the Property, and the General Manager may collect such fines.
(Added by Ord. 100-16 , File No. 160294, App. 6/17/2016, Eff. 7/17/2016)
SEC. 12A.11.  PROMOTION OF THE GENERAL WELFARE.
   In enacting and implementing this Article 12A, the City 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.
(Added by Ord. 100-16 , File No. 160294, App. 6/17/2016, Eff. 7/17/2016)
SEC. 750.  [REPEALED.]
(Added by Ord. 356-84, App. 8/24/84; repealed by Ord. 100-16 , File No. 160294, App. 6/17/2016, Eff. 7/17/2016)
SEC. 751.  [REPEALED.]
(Added by Ord. 356-84, App. 8/24/84; repealed by Ord. 100-16 , File No. 160294, App. 6/17/2016, Eff. 7/17/2016)
SEC. 752.  [REPEALED.]
(Added by Ord. 356- 84, App. 8/24/84; repealed by Ord. 100-16 , File No. 160294, App. 6/17/2016, Eff. 7/17/2016)
SEC. 753.  [REPEALED.]
(Added by Ord. 356-84, App. 8/24/84; repealed by Ord. 100-16 , File No. 160294, App. 6/17/2016, Eff. 7/17/2016)
SEC. 754.  [REPEALED.]
(Added by Ord. 356-84, App. 8/24/84; repealed by Ord. 100-16 , File No. 160294, App. 6/17/2016, Eff. 7/17/2016)
SEC. 755.  [REPEALED.]
(Added by Ord. 356-84, App. 8/24/84; repealed by Ord. 100-16 , File No. 160294, App. 6/17/2016, Eff. 7/17/2016)
SEC. 756.  [REPEALED.]
(Added by Ord. 356-84, App. 8/24/84; repealed by Ord. 100-16 , File No. 160294, App. 6/17/2016, Eff. 7/17/2016)
SEC. 757.  [REPEALED.]
(Added by Ord. 356-84, App. 8/24/84; repealed by Ord. 100-16 , File No. 160294, App. 6/17/2016, Eff. 7/17/2016)
SEC. 758.  [REPEALED.]
(Added by Ord. 356-84, App. 8/24/84; repealed by Ord. 100-16 , File No. 160294, App. 6/17/2016, Eff. 7/17/2016)
SEC. 759.  [REPEALED.]
(Added by Ord. 356-84, App. 8/24/84; repealed by Ord. 100-16 , File No. 160294, App. 6/17/2016, Eff. 7/17/2016)
SEC. 760.  [REPEALED.]
(Added by Ord. 356-84, App. 8/24/84; repealed by Ord. 100-16 , File No. 160294, App. 6/17/2016, Eff. 7/17/2016)
SEC. 761.  [REPEALED.]
(Added by Ord. 85-86, App. 3/21/86; repealed by Ord. 100-16 , File No. 160294, App. 6/17/2016, Eff. 7/17/2016)