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(a) Any person that is required to obtain one or more UST permits shall obtain the permits by filing the required application form through the California Environmental Reporting System ("CERS"), paying the required permit fee and demonstrating compliance with this Article, and Article 31, if the permit is for a site located in Hunters Point Shipyard Parcel A as determined by inspection of the UST by the Department. For permits in the area of San Francisco subject to the requirements of Article 31, such permit application shall not be deemed complete until the department receives written notification from the Director that the applicant has complied with all provisions of Article 31 that are required to be met prior to permit issuance.
(b) Any person required to obtain a UST permit shall submit the information required by the Department, Article 31 and Chapters 6.7 and 6.75 of the California Health and Safety Code (commencing with Section 25280) and implementing regulations adopted by the State Water Resources Control Board and the Health Commission. No permit shall be granted to the owner or operator of a UST unless the applicant demonstrates compliance with this Article and its implementing regulations, Article 31 and all applicable provisions of Chapters 6.7 and 6.75 of the California Health and Safety Code (commencing with Section 25280) and implementing regulations, as the law and regulations may be amended.
(c) All modifications, repairs, closures and removals of USTs shall require approval of the Department, compliance with this Article and its implementing regulations, compliance with Article 31 if the approval is for a site in Hunters Point Shipyard Parcel A, compliance with applicable provisions of Chapters 6.7 and 6.75 of the California Health and Safety Code (commencing with Section 25280) and its implementing regulations, and payment of applicable fees. Any person who performs unauthorized modifications, repairs, removals or closures, or fails to schedule a site inspection with the Department prior to performing such work shall be assessed additional fees and a site investigation fee, if a site investigation is required, as a penalty. The amount of the additional fees and site investigation fee is specified in Section 1176. A person assessed such fees may appeal the amount of the fee levied by requesting a Director's hearing pursuant to Section 1137.
(d) No permit may be granted pursuant to this Article until the Department has inspected the UST and unless the applicant has corrected any Code violations cited by the Department; the applicant has furnished all requested information and paid the required permit fees; and the applicant demonstrates to the satisfaction of the Director of Health, by the submission of appropriate plans and other required information, that the design and construction of the UST meets all applicable City, State and federal laws and regulatory requirements.
(e) Each permit shall include requirements that the person reimburse the City for extraordinary costs, in addition to applicable permit fees, for inspection and monitoring, administration, incidental expenses and cleanup and remediation costs resulting from releases of hazardous substances or failure by the permittee to handle hazardous substances in accordance with the requirements of this Article. Permits shall not be renewed unless all such costs have been paid to the City.
(Added by Ord. 164-92, App. 6/10/92; amended by Ord. 399-97, App. 10/17/97; Ord. 303-04, File No. 041541, App. 12/24/2004; Ord. 26-14, File No. 130401, App. 3/21/2014, Eff. 4/20/2014)