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Unless the context requires otherwise, the following definitions shall govern the construction of this Article 26:
“City” means the City and County of San Francisco.
“Construction and Demolition Debris” has the same meaning as set forth in Environment Code Section 1401, as may be amended from time to time.
“Costs” means any expenses incurred by the City in abating or otherwise addressing Illegal Dumping and Illegal Dumping violations including, but not limited to, litigation costs, court costs, attorneys’ fees, costs of abatement, removal, and disposal of illegally dumped waste matter (including the equivalent cost of disposal if the City is not charged), costs of investigating the incident, and enforcement costs, including, but not limited to time and expenses of the Department, the City Attorney’s Office, the Police Department, and/or other City departments, incurred by the City in identifying and apprehending a Responsible Person.
“Department” means the Department of Public Works.
“Director” means the Director of the Department of Public Works or the Director’s designee.
“Electronic Waste” means computers, computer monitors, flat screen mobile devices, televisions, audio equipment, mobile telephones, electronic gaming devices, and any other electronic equipment that contains components that are required to be specially collected and managed pursuant to federal, state, or City law.
“Hazardous Waste” has the same meaning as set forth in California Health and Safety Code Sections 25100 et seq., as may be amended from time to time.
“Illegal Dumping” means the activity, act, or actions performed by any Person to deposit, leave, place, keep, maintain, or abandon Prohibited Materials on any Public Property, either in violation of any City law or without the lawful and express written permission of the City.
“Person” means and includes companies, corporations, limited liability companies, estates, associations, partnerships, trusts, unincorporated associations and, one or more natural persons.
“Prevailing Party” has the same meaning as set forth in California Code of Civil Procedure Section 1032, or any successor provision. “Prevailing Party” includes the City in actions where the City obtains an injunction and/or civil penalties or other monies under this Article 26 or State law.
“Prohibited Materials” means Construction and Demolition Debris, Electronic Waste, Hazardous Waste, Refuse 1 Powered Scooters (as defined in the Transportation Code) that are part of a Powered Scooter Share Program, or bicycles that are part of a Stationless Bicycle Share Program (as defined in the Transportation Code), or more than five pounds or more than one cubic foot of any other waste, debris, or material.
“Public Property” includes any portion of a street, road, right-of-way, sidewalk, park, lot, or public or other land owned, operated, leased, or maintained by the City.
“Refuse” has the same meaning as set forth in Environment Code section 1902, as may be amended from time to time.
“Responsible Party” includes any Person who causes or allows or contributes to or participates in actions which constitute a nuisance under this Article 26. By way of example but not limitation, a Responsible Party may personally perform, or hire a Person to perform, an act of Illegal Dumping.
1. So in Ord. 132-20.