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(a) The Director of Health shall adopt and, from time to time, may amend reasonable regulations implementing the provisions and intent of this Article. Said regulations shall be approved by the Health Commission at a public hearing. In addition to the notices required by law, before the Health Commission approves the issuance or amendment of any rule or regulation, the Director of Health shall provide a 30-day public comment period by providing published notice in an official newspaper of general circulation in the City and County of San Francisco of the intent to issue or amend the rule or regulation.
(b) Regulations promulgated by the Director of Health shall be designed to protect the public health, safety and welfare from the hazards arising from the handling of hazardous materials. In developing such regulations, the Director of Health shall consider, among other things, State and federal statutes and regulations pertaining to hazardous materials and consensus standards such as those published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) with the purpose of coordinating local regulations with them. The Director of Health shall also consult with other City departments, bureaus and commissions and other public agencies with jurisdiction over hazardous materials regulation, in developing said regulations.
(c) Regulations promulgated by the Director of Health and approved by the Health Commission shall be maintained in the Office of the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors.
(Added by Ord. 164-92, App. 6/10/92)