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(a) All persons and businesses shall handle all hazardous materials regulated by this Article in conformity with the provisions of this Code, the San Francisco Building Code, San Francisco Electric Code, San Francisco Public Works Code, San Francisco Fire Code and San Francisco City Planning Code. The Director of Health shall approve all installation, construction, repair or modification, closure, and removal of storage facilities.
(b) The Director of Health, as provided in this Code, may:
(1) Exempt a person or business from any specific requirement if, and only if, the person or business has demonstrated by clear and convincing evidence that strict application of the requirement would create practical difficulties not generally applicable to other establishments or property and that granting the exemption will not increase the hazard of exposure to hazardous materials and such exemption is not in conflict with any requirement of federal or State law concerning the handling of hazardous materials. The Director shall specify in writing the basis for any exemption under this paragraph; or
(2) Impose reasonable additional or different requirements if, and only if, such requirements are necessary to protect the public health, safety and welfare from the hazards arising from the storage, handling and use of hazardous materials.
(Added by Ord. 164-92, App. 6/10/92)