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(a) "Approved CFC recycling equipment" means equipment certified by the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency pursuant to Section 609(b) of the Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. Section 7671h(b), or equipment which has been certified by Underwriters Laboratories or another independent standards testing authority, as meeting the standards of the Society of Automotive Engineers for equipment for the extraction and reclamation of refrigerants from motor vehicle air conditioners, including but not limited to SAE standard J-1990. Equipment purchased before the commencement of certification by Underwriters Laboratories or another independent testing organization shall be considered approved if it is substantially identical to equipment certified under the previous sentence.
(b) "Chlorofluorocarbon(s)" or "CFC(s)" means the family of substances containing carbon, fluorine and chlorine that have no hydrogen atoms and no double bonds, and which includes, but is not limited to, trichlorofluoromethane (CFC-11), dichlorofluoromethane (CFC-12), trichlorotrifluoromethane (CFC-113), dichlorotetrafluoroethane (CFC-114), and monochloropentafluoroethane (CFC-115). The term shall also include any substance listed under Section 602 of the Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. Section 7671(a).
(c) "Department" means the San Francisco Department of Public Health.
(d) "Director" means the Director of the San Francisco Department of Public Health or the Director's designee.
(e) "Establishment" means a single business or government operation conducted on the same or contiguous parcels of property under the same ownership or entitlement to use, and the building or buildings, appurtenant structures, and surrounding land area used by the operation at that location or site.
(f) "Motor vehicle" means any vehicle which is self-propelled, such as automobiles, trucks, and buses, and includes public transportation vehicles operated by the San Francisco Municipal Railway.
(g) "Motor vehicle air-conditioning system" means mechanical vapor compression refrigeration equipment used to cool the driver or passenger compartment of any motor vehicle.
(h) "Permit" means a document issued by the Director which authorizes a person or establishment to operate approved CFC recycling equipment in order to install, service, repair, dismantle or dispose of motor vehicle air-conditioning systems.
(i) "Person" means an individual, trust, firm, joint stock company, corporation, including a government corporation, partnership, association, city, county, city and county, district, the State, including any department or agency thereof to the extent authorized by State law, or the United States to the extent authorized by federal law.
(j) "Release" means any leaking, pumping, venting, emptying, or discharging of CFCs to the environment by persons subject to this Article, except as authorized by a permit.
(Added by Ord. 279-91, App. 7/3/91)