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In addition to the general definitions applicable to this Code, whenever used in this Article, the following terms shall have the meanings set forth below:
“Applicant” means a person applying for any building permit as specified by Section .1 of the San Francisco Building Code.
"Certified Laboratory" means a laboratory certified by the California Department of Health Services, pursuant to the provisions of Section 25198 of the California Health and Safety Code, for analyzing samples for the presence of hazardous substances.
"Director" means the Director of the San Francisco Department of Public Health or the Director's designee.
"Director of Building Inspection" means the Director of the Department of Building Inspection of the City and County of San Francisco.
"Hazardous Substance" means any hazardous substance as defined in the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. § 9601(14) and petroleum products and byproducts.
“Industrial Use” means an Industrial Use, Automobile Use, or Utility and Infrastructure Use described in Section 102 of the San Francisco Planning Code.
“Industrially Zoned (i.e. zoned for industrial use)” means one of the following zoning districts, as further described in the San Francisco Planning Code: CMUO (Central SoMa Mixed Use Office), Folsom Street Neighborhood Commercial Transit (Folsom Street NCT), M-1 (Light Industrial), M-2 (Heavy Industrial), MUG (Mixed Use-General), MUO (Mixed Used-Office), MUR (Mixed Use-Residential), PDR-l-B (Light Industrial Buffer), PDR-l-D (Light Industrial Design), PDR-l-G (Light Industrial General), PDR-2 (Core Production, Distribution and Repair), RCD (Regional Commercial District), RED-MX (Residential Enclave-Mixed District), SPD (South Park District), UMU (Urban Mixed Use), WMUG (WSoMa Mixed Use-General), and WMUO (WSoMa Mixed Use-Office), or any other zoning district that allows for industrial uses, either as a principal permitted use or as a conditional use, as determined by the Zoning Administrator.
“Intended Use” means the land uses allowed at the site under the building permit sought and any construction activities required to carry out the permitted work.
“Qualified Person” means a professional geologist, licensed civil engineer, or engineering geologist.