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Laboratory shall mean space within any structure intended or primarily suitable for scientific research. The space requirements of uses within this category include specialized facilities and/or built accommodations that distinguish the space from office uses (as defined in Section 890.70), light manufacturing (as defined in Section 890.54(a)), or heavy manufacturing (including uses listed in Sections 226(g) through 226(w)). Examples of laboratories include the following:
(a) Chemistry, biochemistry, or analytical laboratory;
(b) Engineering laboratory;
(c) Development laboratory;
(d) Biological laboratories including those classified by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) as Biosafety level 1, Biosafety level 2, or Biosafety level 3;
(e) Animal facility or vivarium, including laboratories classified by the CDC/NIH as Animal Biosafety level 1, Animal Biosafety level 2, or Animal Biosafety level 3;
(f) Support laboratory;
(g) Quality assurance/Quality control laboratory;
(h) Core laboratory; and
(i) Cannabis testing (License Type 8—Testing laboratory, as defined in California Business and Professions Code, Division 10).
(Added by Ord. 298-08, File No. 081153, App. 12/19/2008; amended by Ord. 229-17, File No. 171041, App. 12/6/2017, Eff. 1/5/2018)
Undesignated introductory paragraph and division (h) amended; division (i) added; Ord. 229-17, Eff. 1/5/2018.