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(a) The Director is authorized to enforce the criminal provisions of this Article, to call upon the Chief of Police and authorized agents to assist in the enforcement of this Article, or both.
(b) Any person who violates this Article shall be deemed guilty of an infraction. Every violation determined to be an infraction is punishable by (1) a fine not exceeding $100 for the first violation within one year; (2) a fine not exceeding $200 for a second violation within one year from the date of the first violation; (3) a fine not exceeding $500 for the third and each additional violation within one year from the date of the first violation.
(c) When a government official authorized to enforce this Article pursuant to Subsection (a) has reasonable cause to believe that any person has committed an infraction in the official's presence that is a violation of this Article, the official may issue a citation to that person pursuant to California Penal Code, Part II, Title 3, Chapters 5, 5C, and 5D.
(d) Among other violations, citations may be issued for the following specific violations:
(i) Excavation without a valid permit;
(ii) Excavation without proof of the permit issuance on site;
(iii) Excavation without proper notice to the Underground Service Alert;
(iv) Excavation without proper public notice;
(v) Excavation that violates the San Francisco Traffic Code;
(vi) Excavation that violates the regulations concerning excavation sites (Section 2.4.53), which include, but are not limited to, protection of the excavation, housekeeping and removal of excavated material, and hazardous material;
(vii) Excavation that does not meet the requirements for restoration concerning backfill, replacement of pavement base, and finished pavement (Section 2.4.55(b)); or
(viii) Excavation that exceeds the scope of the permit, including, but not limited to, obstructing the path of automobile or pedestrian travel in excess of the permitted area.
(Added by Ord. 341-98, App. 11/13/98; amended by Ord. 33-02, File No. 020051, App. 3/28/2002)