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PREFACE TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE CODE
CHAPTER 1: GENERAL PROVISIONS
CHAPTER 2: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
CHAPTER 2A: EXECUTIVE BRANCH
CHAPTER 2B: ASSESSMENT APPEALS BOARDS (TAX APPEAL BOARDS)
CHAPTER 3: BUDGET PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 4: CITY BUILDINGS, EQUIPMENT, AND VEHICLES
CHAPTER 5: COMMITTEES
CHAPTER 6: PUBLIC WORKS CONTRACTING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 7: DISASTER COUNCIL
CHAPTER 8: DOCUMENTS, RECORDS AND PUBLICATIONS
CHAPTER 9A: FARMERS' MARKET
CHAPTER 9B: FLEA MARKET
CHAPTER 10: FINANCE, TAXATION, AND OTHER FISCAL MATTERS
CHAPTER 10B: SPECIAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS SERVICES
CHAPTER 10C: REIMBURSEMENT FOR TOWING AND STORAGE OF VEHICLES
CHAPTER 10E: PLANNING MONITORING
CHAPTER 10F: 1660 MISSION STREET SURCHARGE
CHAPTER 10G: BOARD OF APPEALS SURCHARGE FOR PERMITS AND FEES
CHAPTER 10H: RECOVERY OF COSTS OF EMERGENCY RESPONSE
CHAPTER 11: FRANCHISES
CHAPTER 12: HOUSING AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 12A: HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
CHAPTER 12B: NONDISCRIMINATION IN CONTRACTS
CHAPTER 12C: NONDISCRIMINATION IN PROPERTY CONTRACTS
CHAPTER 12D: MINORITY/WOMEN/LOCAL BUSINESS UTILIZATION
CHAPTER 12E: CITY EMPLOYEE'S SEXUAL PRIVACY ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 12F: IMPLEMENTING THE MACBRIDE PRINCIPLES - NORTHERN IRELAND
CHAPTER 12G: PROHIBITION ON USE OF PUBLIC FUNDS FOR POLITICAL ACTIVITY BY RECIPIENTS OF CITY CONTRACTS, GRANTS, AND LOANS
CHAPTER 12H: IMMIGRATION STATUS
CHAPTER 12I: CIVIL IMMIGRATION DETAINERS
CHAPTER 12J: CITY BUSINESS WITH BURMA PROHIBITED
CHAPTER 12K: SALARY HISTORY*
CHAPTER 12L: PUBLIC ACCESS TO RECORDS AND MEETINGS OF NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
CHAPTER 12M: PROTECTION OF PRIVATE INFORMATION*
CHAPTER 12N: LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, QUEER, AND QUESTIONING YOUTH: YOUTH SERVICES SENSITIVITY TRAINING
CHAPTER 12O: EARNED INCOME CREDIT INFORMATION
CHAPTER 12P: MINIMUM COMPENSATION
CHAPTER 12Q: HEALTH CARE ACCOUNTABILITY
CHAPTER 12R: MINIMUM WAGE
CHAPTER 12S: WORKING FAMILIES CREDIT PROGRAM
CHAPTER 12T: CITY CONTRACTOR/SUBCONTRACTOR CONSIDERATION OF CRIMINAL HISTORY IN HIRING AND EMPLOYMENT DECISIONS
CHAPTER 12U: SWEATFREE CONTRACTING
CHAPTER 12V: PERSONAL SERVICES MINIMUM CONTRACTUAL RATE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 12W: SICK LEAVE*
CHAPTER 12X: PROHIBITING CITY TRAVEL AND CONTRACTING IN STATES THAT ALLOW DISCRIMINATION*
CHAPTER 12Y: SAN FRANCISCO SLAVERY DISCLOSURE ORDINANCE*
CHAPTER 12Z: SAN FRANCISCO FAMILY FRIENDLY WORKPLACE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 13: JAILS AND PRISONERS
CHAPTER 14: SAN FRANCISCO HEALTH CARE SECURITY ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 14A: DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PROGRAM
CHAPTER 14B: LOCAL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE UTILIZATION AND NON-DISCRIMINATION IN CONTRACTING ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 14C: [EXPIRED]
CHAPTER 15: MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE
CHAPTER 16: OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES GENERALLY
CHAPTER 17: PUBLIC OFF-STREET PARKING FACILITIES
CHAPTER 18: PAYROLL PROCEDURE
CHAPTER 19. COMMUNITY SAFETY CAMERA ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 19A: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER 19B: ACQUISITION OF SURVEILLANCE TECHNOLOGY
CHAPTER 20: SOCIAL SERVICES
CHAPTER 21: ACQUISITION OF COMMODITIES AND SERVICES
CHAPTER 21A: HEALTH-RELATED COMMODITIES AND SERVICES
CHAPTER 21B: COMMODITIES AND SERVICES RELATING TO PROJECTS ADDRESSING HOMELESSNESS
CHAPTER 21C: MISCELLANEOUS PREVAILING WAGE REQUIREMENTS
CHAPTER 21D: [RESERVED]
CHAPTER 21E: [RESERVED]
CHAPTER 21F: [RESERVED]
CHAPTER 21G: [RESERVED]
CHAPTER 22: RADIO COMMUNICATION FACILITIES
CHAPTER 22A: INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
CHAPTER 22B: TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACILITIES
CHAPTER 22C: PUBLIC INTERNET ACCESS
CHAPTER 22D: OPEN DATA POLICY
CHAPTER 22E: CITY-OWNED FIBER-OPTIC FACILITIES
CHAPTER 22G: OFFICE OF EMERGING TECHNOLOGY
CHAPTER 23: REAL PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS
CHAPTER 23A: SURPLUS PUBLIC LANDS ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 24: REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
CHAPTER 24A: ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE LOCAL RENT SUPPLEMENT PROGRAM IN THE OFFICE OF MAYOR
CHAPTER 24B: RELOCATION APPEALS BOARD
CHAPTER 25: STREET LIGHTING
CHAPTER 26. DEEMED APPROVED OFF-STREET ALCOHOL USE NUISANCE REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 27: HEALTHY NAIL SALON RECOGNITION PROGRAM
CHAPTER 28: ADMINISTRATIVE DEBARMENT PROCEDURE
CHAPTER 29: FINDINGS OF FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY AND FEASIBILITY
CHAPTER 29A: [APPROVAL OF POWER PLANT; PLANNING CODE SEC.
CHAPTER 29B: CHILD CARE FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR CITY AND CITY-FUNDED PROJECTS
CHAPTER 30: CENTRALIZATION OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
CHAPTER 31: CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT PROCEDURES AND FEES
CHAPTER 32: RESIDENTIAL REHABILITATION LOAN PROGRAM
CHAPTER 33: COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN
CHAPTER 33A: LOCAL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON THE ELIMINATION OF ALL FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN (CEDAW)*
CHAPTER 34: NOTIFICATION TO ASSESSOR CONCERNING ZONING RECLASSIFICATIONS OF PROPERTY, CONDITIONAL USE PERMITS AND VARIANCES
CHAPTER 35: RESIDENTIAL, HOTEL, AND PDR COMPATIBILITY AND PROTECTION
CHAPTER 36: COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENTS AREA PLANS AND PROGRAMS
CHAPTER 37: RESIDENTIAL RENT STABILIZATION AND ARBITRATION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 37A: RENT STABILIZATION AND ARBITRATION FEE
CHAPTER 38: COMMERCIAL LANDLORDS; ACCESS IMPROVEMENT OBLIGATIONS AND NOTICE TO SMALL BUSINESS TENANTS REGARDING DISABILITY ACCESS
CHAPTER 39: [RIGHT TO RETURN TO REVITALIZED PUBLIC HOUSING]
CHAPTER 40: HOUSING CODE ENFORCEMENT LOAN PROGRAM
CHAPTER 41: RESIDENTIAL HOTEL UNIT CONVERSION AND DEMOLITION
CHAPTER 41A: RESIDENTIAL UNIT CONVERSION AND DEMOLITION
CHAPTER 41B: COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE ACT
CHAPTER 41C: TIME-SHARE CONVERSION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 41D: RESIDENTIAL HOTEL VISITOR POLICIES
CHAPTER 41E. RESIDENTIAL HOTEL MAIL RECEPTACLE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 41F: TOURIST HOTEL CONVERSION*
CHAPTER 42: INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 43: MUNICIPAL FINANCE LAW
CHAPTER 44: ADULT DAY HEALTH CARE PLANNING COUNCIL
CHAPTER 45: JURY FEES
CHAPTER 47: PREFERENCE IN CITY AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAMS
CHAPTER 48: RENTAL SUBSIDY PROGRAM FOR LOW-INCOME FAMILIES
CHAPTER 49: SECURITY DEPOSITS FOR RESIDENTIAL RENTAL PROPERTY
CHAPTER 49A: RESIDENTIAL TENANT COMMUNICATIONS
CHAPTER 49B: RESIDENTIAL RENTAL UNITS: LOCK REPLACEMENTS BY LANDLORD WHEN TENANTS VACATE
CHAPTER 50: NONPROFIT PERFORMING ARTS LOAN PROGRAM
CHAPTER 51: VOLUNTARY ARTS CONTRIBUTIONS PROGRAM
CHAPTER 52: SAN FRANCISCO CARBON MITIGATION PROGRAM
CHAPTER 53: URBAN AGRICULTURE
CHAPTER 53A: URBAN AGRICULTURE INCENTIVE ZONES ACT PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 54: SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY FACILITY COMMISSION
CHAPTER 56: DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENTS
CHAPTER 57: FILM COMMISSION
CHAPTER 58: RIGHT TO COUNSEL IN CIVIL MATTERS
CHAPTER 59: HEALTHY FOOD RETAILER ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 60: ASSISTED HOUSING PRESERVATION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 61: WATERFRONT LAND USE
CHAPTER 62: DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIPS
CHAPTER 63: WATER EFFICIENT IRRIGATION ORDINANCE*
CHAPTER 64: CITY EMPLOYEE AND CITY CONTRACTOR SAFETY AND HEALTH
CHAPTER 65: RENT REDUCTION AND RELOCATION PLAN FOR TENANTS INCONVENIENCED BY SEISMIC WORK PERFORMED PURSUANT TO CHAPTERS 14 AND 15 OF THE SAN FRANCISCO BUILDING CODE
CHAPTER 65A: COMPENSATION, OR SUBSTITUTE HOUSING SERVICE, FOR TENANTS AFFECTED BY TEMPORARY SEVERANCE OF SPECIFIED HOUSING SERVICES DURING MANDATORY SEISMIC WORK REQUIRED BY BUILDING CODE CHAPTER 34B
CHAPTER 66: SEISMIC SAFETY RETROFIT PROGRAM
CHAPTER 67: THE SAN FRANCISCO SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OF 1999
CHAPTER 67A: CELL PHONES, PAGERS AND SIMILAR SOUND-PRODUCING ELECTRICAL DEVICES
CHAPTER 68: CULTURAL EQUITY ENDOWMENT FUND
CHAPTER 69: SAN FRANCISCO HEALTH AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 70: IN-HOME SUPPORTIVE SERVICES PUBLIC AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 71: MILLS ACT CONTRACT PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 72: RELOCATION ASSISTANCE FOR LEAD HAZARD REMEDIATION
CHAPTER 74: RENT ESCROW ACCOUNT PROGRAM
CHAPTER 77: BUILDING INSPECTION COMMISSION APPEALS
CHAPTER 78: DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING INSPECTION PERMIT TRACKING SYSTEM
CHAPTER 79: PREAPPROVAL NOTICE FOR CERTAIN CITY PROJECTS
CHAPTER 79A: ADDITIONAL PREAPPROVAL NOTICE FOR CERTAIN CITY PROJECTS
CHAPTER 80: ANTI-BLIGHT ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURE
CHAPTER 80A: ORDERS TO VACATE DUE TO HAZARDOUS HOUSING CONDITIONS
CHAPTER 82: LOCAL HIRING POLICY FOR CONSTRUCTION
CHAPTER 83: FIRST SOURCE HIRING PROGRAM
CHAPTER 84: SAN FRANCISCO RESIDENTIAL RENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR PERSONS DISQUALIFIED FROM FEDERAL RENT SUBSIDY PROGRAMS BY THE FEDERAL QUALITY HOUSING AND WORK RESPONSIBILITY ACT OF 1998 (QHWRA)
CHAPTER 86: CHILDREN AND FAMILIES FIRST COMMISSION
CHAPTER 87: FAIR HOUSING IMPLEMENTATION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 88: PERFORMANCE AND REVIEW ORDINANCE OF 1999
CHAPTER 89: DEPARTMENT OF CHILD SUPPORT SERVICES
CHAPTER 90: ENTERTAINMENT COMMISSION
CHAPTER 90A: PROMOTING AND SUSTAINING MUSIC AND CULTURE
CHAPTER 91: LANGUAGE ACCESS
CHAPTER 92: REAL ESTATE LOAN COUNSELING AND EDUCATION
CHAPTER 93: PREGNANCY INFORMATION DISCLOSURE AND PROTECTION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 94: THE SAN FRANCISCO PLAZA PROGRAM
CHAPTER 94A: THE SAN FRANCISCO PLACES FOR PEOPLE PROGRAM
CHAPTER 95: IDENTIFICATION CARDS
CHAPTER 96: COORDINATION BETWEEN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE DEPARTMENT OF POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY
CHAPTER 96A: LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
CHAPTER 96B: POLICY MAKING MARIJUANA OFFENSES THE LOWEST LAW ENFORCEMENT PRIORITY
CHAPTER 96C: POLICE INTERROGATION OF YOUTH - JEFF ADACHI YOUTH RIGHTS ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 97: HEALTHCARE IMPACT REPORTS
CHAPTER 98: THE BETTER STREETS POLICY
CHAPTER 99: PUBLIC POWER IN NEW CITY DEVELOPMENTS
CHAPTER 100: PROCEDURES GOVERNING THE IMPOSITION OF ADMINISTRATIVE FINES
CHAPTER 101: RESTRICTING THE PURCHASE, SALE, OR DISTRIBUTION OF SUGAR-SWEETENED BEVERAGES BY OR FOR THE CITY
CHAPTER 102: OUR CHILDREN, OUR FAMILIES COUNCIL
CHAPTER 103: NON-COOPERATION WITH IDENTITY-BASED REGISTRY ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 104: COLLECTION OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY DATA
CHAPTER 105: CIGARETTE LITTER ABATEMENT FEE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 106: CITY NAVIGATION CENTERS
CHAPTER 107: CULTURAL DISTRICTS
CHAPTER 107A: AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTS AND CULTURAL DISTRICT
CHAPTER 107B: CASTRO LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, AND QUEER (LGBTQ) CULTURAL DISTRICT
CHAPTER 109: PRIORITIZING 100% AFFORDABLE HOUSING
CHAPTER 115: AUTOMATED POINT OF SALE STATION REGISTRATION AND INSPECTION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 116: COMPATIBILITY AND PROTECTION FOR RESIDENTIAL USES AND PLACES OF ENTERTAINMENT
CHAPTER 117: COOPERATIVE LIVING OPPORTUNITIES FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM
CHAPTER 119: SAFE PARKING PROGRAMS
CHAPTER 120: ADMINISTRATION OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING FUNDS
CHAPTER 121: CLOSURE OF JUVENILE HALL
APPENDIX: Table of Initiative Ordinances and Policy Declarations
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Business and Tax Regulations Code
BUSINESS AND TAX REGULATIONS CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE BUSINESS AND TAX REGULATIONS CODE
ARTICLE 1: PERMIT PROCEDURES
ARTICLE 2: LICENSE FEES
ARTICLE 3: [REPEALED]
ARTICLE 4: [RESERVED]
ARTICLE 5: ELECTRICAL MUSICAL DEVICES
ARTICLE 6: COMMON ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 7: TAX ON TRANSIENT OCCUPANCY OF HOTEL ROOMS
ARTICLE 8: SUGARY DRINKS DISTRIBUTOR TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 9: TAX ON OCCUPANCY OF PARKING SPACE IN PARKING STATIONS
ARTICLE 10: UTILITY USERS TAX
ARTICLE 10B: ACCESS LINE TAX
ARTICLE 11: STADIUM OPERATOR ADMISSION TAX
ARTICLE 12: BUSINESS REGISTRATION
ARTICLE 12-A: PAYROLL EXPENSE TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 12-A-1: GROSS RECEIPTS TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 12-B: BUSINESS TAX REFUND
ARTICLE 12B-1: NEIGHBORHOOD BEAUTIFICATION AND GRAFFITI CLEAN-UP FUND TAX OPTION
ARTICLE 12-C: REAL PROPERTY TRANSFER TAX
ARTICLE 12-D: UNIFORM LOCAL SALES AND USE TAX
ARTICLE 13: CONNECTIONS TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT TERMINAL ALARM PANEL
ARTICLE 14: TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
ARTICLE 15: BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS PROCEDURE CODE
ARTICLE 15A: PUBLIC REALM LANDSCAPING, IMPROVEMENT AND MAINTENANCE ASSESSMENT DISTRICTS ("GREEN BENEFIT DISTRICTS")
ARTICLE 16: LIVING WAGE FOR EDUCATORS PARCEL TAX
ARTICLE 17: BUSINESS TAX PENALTY AMNESTY PROGRAM
ARTICLE 20: FINANCIAL INFORMATION PRIVACY ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 21: EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION COMMERCIAL RENTS TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 22: PARKING STATIONS; REVENUE CONTROL EQUIPMENT
ARTICLE 23: VEHICLE REGISTRATION FEE EXPENDITURE PLAN
ARTICLE 28: HOMELESSNESS GROSS RECEIPTS TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 32: TRAFFIC CONGESTION MITIGATION TAX
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code
San Francisco Environment Code
ENVIRONMENT CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE ENVIRONMENT CODE
CHAPTER 1: PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE POLICY STATEMENT
CHAPTER 2: ENVIRONMENTALLY PREFERABLE PURCHASING ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 3: INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
CHAPTER 4: HEALTHY AIR AND CLEAN TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM
CHAPTER 5: RESOURCE CONSERVATION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 7: GREEN BUILDING REQUIREMENTS FOR CITY BUILDINGS
CHAPTER 8: TROPICAL HARDWOOD AND VIRGIN REDWOOD BAN
CHAPTER 9: GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS TARGETS AND DEPARTMENTAL ACTION PLANS
CHAPTER 10: TRANSPORTATION OF AGGREGATE MATERIALS
CHAPTER 11: CELL PHONE DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS
CHAPTER 12: URBAN FORESTRY COUNCIL
CHAPTER 13: ARSENIC-TREATED WOOD
CHAPTER 14: CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION DEBRIS RECOVERY ORDINANCE*
CHAPTER 15: GREEN BUSINESS PROGRAM
CHAPTER 16: FOOD SERVICE AND PACKAGING WASTE REDUCTION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 17: PLASTIC BAG REDUCTION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 18: SOLAR ENERGY INCENTIVE PROGRAM
CHAPTER 19: MANDATORY RECYCLING AND COMPOSTING
CHAPTER 20: EXISTING BUILDINGS ENERGY PERFORMANCE
CHAPTER 21: CLEAN ENERGY FULL DISCLOSURE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 22: SAFE DRUG DISPOSAL
CHAPTER 23: DRINK TAP ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 24: BOTTLED DRINKING WATER
CHAPTER 25: CLEAN CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS FOR PUBLIC WORKS
CHAPTER 26: BETTER ROOF REQUIREMENTS
CHAPTER 27: ANTIBIOTIC USE IN FOOD ANIMALS
CHAPTER 28: FLAME RETARDANT CHEMICALS IN UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE AND JUVENILE PRODUCTS
CHAPTER 29: ELECTRIC VEHICLE READINESS IMPLEMENTATION*
CHAPTER 30: RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS
CHAPTER 31: ELECTRIC VEHICLE AND CHARGING IN COMMERCIAL PARKING LOTS AND GARAGES*
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Fire Code
San Francisco Health Code
HEALTH CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE HEALTH CODE
ARTICLE 1: ANIMALS
ARTICLE 1A: ANIMAL SACRIFICE
ARTICLE 1B: PERFORMANCE OF WILD OR EXOTIC ANIMALS FOR PUBLIC ENTERTAINMENT OR AMUSEMENT
ARTICLE 1C: SALE OF ANIMALS
ARTICLE 1D: ANIMAL FUR PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 2: COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
ARTICLE 3: HOSPITALS
ARTICLE 4: DECEASED PERSONS
ARTICLE 5: PUBLIC HEALTH - GENERAL
ARTICLE 6: GARBAGE AND REFUSE
ARTICLE 7: LAUNDRIES
ARTICLE 8: FOOD AND FOOD PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 8A: CANNABIS CONSUMPTION PERMITS
ARTICLE 9: DAIRY AND MILK CODE
ARTICLE 10: MEAT AND MEAT PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 11: NUISANCES
ARTICLE 11A: BED BUG INFESTATION PREVENTION, TREATMENT, DISCLOSURE, AND REPORTING
ARTICLE 12: SANITATION - GENERAL
ARTICLE 12A: BACKFLOW PREVENTION
ARTICLE 12B: SOIL BORING AND WELL REGULATIONS
ARTICLE 12C: ALTERNATE WATER SOURCES FOR NON-POTABLE APPLICATIONS
ARTICLE 14: AMBULANCES AND ROUTINE MEDICAL TRANSPORT VEHICLES
ARTICLE 15: PUBLIC SWIMMING POOLS
ARTICLE 16: REGULATING THE USE OF 'ECONOMIC POISONS'
ARTICLE 17: DISPOSAL OF UNCLAIMED PERSONAL PROPERTY AT SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL
ARTICLE 18: PROVIDING FOR ISSUANCE OF CITATIONS TO VIOLATORS
ARTICLE 19: SMOKING POLLUTION CONTROL
ARTICLE 19A: REGULATING SMOKING IN EATING ESTABLISHMENTS [SUSPENDED]
ARTICLE 19B: REGULATING SMOKING IN SHARED OFFICE WORKPLACE [SUSPENDED]
ARTICLE 19C: REGULATING SMOKING IN PUBLIC PLACES AND IN HEALTH, EDUCATIONAL AND CHILD CARE FACILITIES [SUSPENDED]
ARTICLE 19D: PROHIBITING CIGARETTE VENDING MACHINES
ARTICLE 19E: PROHIBITING SMOKING IN PLACES OF EMPLOYMENT AND CERTAIN SPORTS ARENAS [SUSPENDED]
ARTICLE 19F: PROHIBITING SMOKING IN ENCLOSED AREAS, CERTAIN UNENCLOSED AREAS, AND SPORTS STADIUMS
ARTICLE 19G: ENFORCEMENT OF SMOKING PROHIBITIONS
ARTICLE 19H: PERMITS FOR THE SALE OF TOBACCO
ARTICLE 19I: PROHIBITING SMOKING IN CITY PARK AND RECREATIONAL AREAS AND FARMERS' MARKETS
ARTICLE 19J: PROHIBITING PHARMACIES FROM SELLING TOBACCO PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 19K: PROHIBITING SALES OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS ON PROPERTY OWNED BY OR UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO
ARTICLE 19L: PROHIBITING SMOKING AT CERTAIN OUTDOOR EVENTS
ARTICLE 19M: DISCLOSURE TO PROSPECTIVE RESIDENTIAL TENANTS OF WHETHER A UNIT IS SMOKE FREE OR SMOKING OPTIONAL, AND INFORMING EXISTING RESIDENTIAL TENANTS WHERE SMOKING IS OPTIONAL
ARTICLE 19N: ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES - RESTRICTIONS ON SALE AND USE
ARTICLE 19O: [SMOKELESS TOBACCO - USE PROHIBITED AT ATHLETIC VENUES]
ARTICLE 19P: PROHIBITING THE SALE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS TO PERSONS AGED 18, 19, OR 20
ARTICLE 19Q: PROHIBITING THE SALE OF FLAVORED TOBACCO PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 19R: PROHIBITING THE SALE OF ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES LACKING FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION PREMARKET APPROVAL
ARTICLE 19S: PROHIBITING THE SALE AND DISTRIBUTION OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS IN SAN FRANCISCO
ARTICLE 20: ALKYL NITRITES
ARTICLE 21: HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
ARTICLE 21A: RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
ARTICLE 22: HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT
ARTICLE 22A: ANALYZING SOILS FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE
ARTICLE 22B: CONSTRUCTION DUST CONTROL REQUIREMENTS
ARTICLE 23: VIDEO DISPLAY TERMINAL WORKER SAFETY
ARTICLE 24: CHLOROFLUOROCARBON RECOVERY AND RECYCLING
ARTICLE 25: MEDICAL WASTE GENERATOR REGISTRATION, PERMITTING, INSPECTIONS AND FEES
ARTICLE 26: COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL LEAD POISONING INVESTIGATION, MANAGEMENT AND ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM
ARTICLE 27: HEALTH SERVICE SYSTEM AGREEMENT
ARTICLE 28: MEDICAL CANNABIS USER AND PRIMARY CAREGIVER IDENTIFICATION CARDS
ARTICLE 29: LICENSING AND REGULATION OF MASSAGE PRACTITIONERS AND MASSAGE BUSINESSES
ARTICLE 30: REGULATION OF DIESEL BACKUP GENERATORS
ARTICLE 31: HUNTERS POINT SHIPYARD
ARTICLE 32: DISEASE PREVENTION DEMONSTRATION PROJECT
ARTICLE 33: MEDICAL CANNABIS ACT
ARTICLE 34: HEALTHY PRODUCTS, HEALTHY CHILDREN ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 35: BIOLOGICAL AGENT DETECTORS
ARTICLE 36: CHILD COUGH AND COLD MEDICINE WARNING ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 37: TRANS FAT FREE RESTAURANT PROGRAM ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 38: ENHANCED VENTILATION REQUIRED FOR URBAN INFILL SENSITIVE USE DEVELOPMENTS
ARTICLE 39: COMMERCIAL DOG WALKING
ARTICLE 40: SAFE BODY ART
ARTICLE 41: MENTAL HEALTH
ARTICLE 42: SUGAR-SWEETENED BEVERAGES
ARTICLE 43: SURPLUS MEDICATION REPOSITORY AND DISTRIBUTION
ARTICLE 45: CITY-OPERATED ADULT RESIDENTIAL FACILITY
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Municipal Elections Code
San Francisco Park Code
San Francisco Planning Code
San Francisco Zoning Maps
San Francisco Police Code
POLICE CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE POLICE CODE
ARTICLE 1: PUBLIC NUISANCES
ARTICLE 1.1: REGULATING THE USE OF VEHICLES FOR HUMAN HABITATION
ARTICLE 1.2 DISCRIMINATION IN HOUSING AGAINST FAMILIES WITH MINOR CHILDREN
ARTICLE 1.3: TEMPORARY MORATORIUM ON RENTAL INCREASES RENT ROLLBACK BASED UPON APRIL 15, 1979, RENTAL RATES AND REFUNDING ANY RENT INCREASES
ARTICLE 1.5: DISPLAY OF LIFE AND PROPERTY CONSERVATION DECALS
ARTICLE 2: DISORDERLY CONDUCT
ARTICLE 3: GAMES OF CHANCE
ARTICLE 4: PARADES
ARTICLE 4.5: FUNERAL PROCESSION ESCORTS
ARTICLE 5: OFFENSIVE POWDERS
ARTICLE 6: FRAUD AND DECEIT
ARTICLE 7: ANIMALS AND BIRDS
ARTICLE 7.1: HORSE-DRAWN VEHICLES
ARTICLE 8: MINORS
ARTICLE 9: MISCELLANEOUS CONDUCT REGULATIONS
ARTICLE 9.5: PROHIBITING OF PROFESSIONAL STRIKEBREAKERS
ARTICLE 9.6: REGULATIONS FOR SOLICITATION FOR CHARITABLE PURPOSES
ARTICLE 10: REGULATIONS FOR ADVERTISING
ARTICLE 10.1: REGULATING EXPOSURE OF PHOTOGRAPHS, CARTOONS OR DRAWINGS ON NEWSRACKS
ARTICLE 10.2: REGULATION OF COMPUTER RENTAL BUSINESSES
ARTICLE 11: REGULATIONS FOR AMUSEMENTS
ARTICLE 11.1: COMMERCIAL DISPLAY OF DEAD HUMAN BODIES
ARTICLE 11.2: REGULATIONS FOR ADULT THEATERS AND ADULT BOOKSTORES PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 12: REGULATIONS FOR AUTOMOBILES
ARTICLE 13: MISCELLANEOUS REGULATIONS FOR PROFESSIONS AND TRADES
ARTICLE 13.1: JUNK DEALERS - PERMIT AND REGULATION
ARTICLE 13.2 BICYCLE MESSENGER BUSINESSES
ARTICLE 13.3: CAR RENTAL BUSINESSES
ARTICLE 13.4: REDUCING RENTAL-CAR BURGLARIES
ARTICLE 14: LICENSES FOR ADVERTISING
ARTICLE 15: LICENSES FOR AMUSEMENTS
ARTICLE 15.1: ENTERTAINMENT REGULATIONS PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 15.2: ENTERTAINMENT REGULATIONS FOR EXTENDED-HOURS PREMISES
ARTICLE 15.3: PROHIBITING NUDE PERFORMERS, WAITERS AND WAITRESSES
ARTICLE 15.4: ENCOUNTER STUDIOS
ARTICLE 15.5: NUDE MODELS IN PUBLIC PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS
ARTICLE 15.6: ESCORT SERVICES
ARTICLE 15.7: EVENT PROMOTERS
ARTICLE 16: REGULATION OF CANNABIS
ARTICLE 17: MISCELLANEOUS LICENSE REGULATIONS
ARTICLE 17.1: REGULATIONS FOR FORTUNETELLING; PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 18: SAN FRANCISCO POLICE PISTOL RANGE
ARTICLE 19: DISPOSAL OF UNCLAIMED PROPERTY
ARTICLE 20: REPRODUCING AND FURNISHING REPORTS
ARTICLE 22: CITATIONS FOR VIOLATIONS OF CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE HEALTH CODE AND POLICE CODE
ARTICLE 23: REGULATIONS FOR PORT AREA*
ARTICLE 24: REGULATING STREET ARTISTS*
ARTICLE 25: REGULATIONS FOR PRIVATE PROTECTION AND SECURITY SERVICES*
ARTICLE 26: REGULATIONS FOR PUBLIC BATH HOUSES
ARTICLE 27: REGULATIONS FOR MORTGAGE MODIFICATION CONSULTANTS
ARTICLE 28: REGULATIONS FOR PAWNBROKERS PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 29: REGULATION OF NOISE
ARTICLE 30: PERMITS FOR TOW CAR DRIVERS
ARTICLE 30.1: PERMITS FOR TOW CAR FIRMS
ARTICLE 31: REGULATIONS FOR TEMPORARY HELIPORTS AND PERMIT PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 32: REGULATIONS FOR CONDUCTING BINGO GAMES
ARTICLE 32A: REGULATIONS FOR CONDUCTING POKER GAMES
ARTICLE 33: PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATION BASED ON RACE, COLOR, ANCESTRY, NATIONAL ORIGIN, PLACE OF BIRTH, SEX, AGE, RELIGION, CREED, DISABILITY, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, WEIGHT, OR HEIGHT
ARTICLE 33A: PROHIBITION OF EMPLOYER INTERFERENCE WITH EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIPS AND ACTIVITIES AND REGULATIONS OF EMPLOYER DRUG TESTING OF EMPLOYEES
ARTICLE 33B: PROHIBITION AGAINST DISCRIMINATION BY CLUBS OR ORGANIZATIONS WHICH ARE NOT DISTINCTLY PRIVATE
ARTICLE 33C: DISPLACED WORKER PROTECTION
ARTICLE 33D: GROCERY WORKER RETENTION
ARTICLE 33E: HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY WORKER RETENTION
ARTICLE 33F: HOURS AND RETENTION PROTECTIONS FOR FORMULA RETAIL EMPLOYEES
ARTICLE 33G: PREDICTABLE SCHEDULING AND FAIR TREATMENT FOR FORMULA RETAIL EMPLOYEES
ARTICLE 33H: PAID PARENTAL LEAVE
ARTICLE 33I: LACTATION IN THE WORKPLACE
ARTICLE 33J: PARITY IN PAY
ARTICLE 34: REGULATIONS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS - PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 35: FIREARM STRICT LIABILITY ACT
ARTICLE 36: PROHIBITING THE CARRYING OF A FIREARM WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF AN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE OR DRUG, OR POSSESSION OF A FIREARM WHILE UPON PUBLIC PREMISES SELLING OR SERVING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
ARTICLE 36A: [SALE, MANUFACTURE, AND DISTRIBUTION OF FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION; POSSESSION OF HANDGUNS]
ARTICLE 36B: STORAGE OF FIREARMS IN MOTOR VEHICLES
ARTICLE 36C: PROHIBITION OF FIREARMS AT PUBLIC GATHERINGS
ARTICLE 37: POLICE EMERGENCY ALARM ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 38: PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF AIDS AND ASSOCIATED CONDITIONS
ARTICLE 39: PEDICABS
ARTICLE 40: DRUG FREE WORKPLACE ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 41: PROHIBITING THE SALE OR POSSESSION OF REPLICA HYPODERMIC NEEDLES OR SYRINGES
ARTICLE 42: SALE AND DISPLAY OF AEROSOL PAINT CONTAINERS AND MARKER PENS
ARTICLE 42A: COLOR TIRES
ARTICLE 42B: MERCURY THERMOMETERS
ARTICLE 42D: SALE AND DISPLAY OF PRODUCTS CONTAINING HYDROFLUORIC ACID
ARTICLE 43: ACCESS TO REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
ARTICLE 44: CLOSED CAPTIONS ACTIVATION REQUIREMENT ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 45: FIREARMS AND WEAPONS VIOLENCE PREVENTION ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 46: PROHIBITING SELF-SERVICE MERCHANDISING OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS EXCEPT IN PLACES TO WHICH MINORS HAVE NO ACCESS
ARTICLE 47: PERSONAL WATERCRAFT
ARTICLE 48: LASER POINTERS
ARTICLE 49: PROCEDURES FOR CONSIDERING ARRESTS AND CONVICTIONS AND RELATED INFORMATION IN EMPLOYMENT AND HOUSING DECISIONS
ARTICLE 50: CRIMINAL HISTORY IN ADMISSION TO POST-SECONDARY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
ARTICLE 51: STORMWATER FLOOD RISK DISCLOSURE
ARTICLE 52: OCCUPANT'S RIGHT TO CHOOSE A COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES PROVIDER
ARTICLE 55: ACCEPTANCE OF CASH BY BRICK-AND-MORTAR BUSINESSES
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Port Code
San Francisco Public Works Code
PUBLIC WORKS CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE PUBLIC WORKS CODE
ARTICLE 1: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
ARTICLE 2: PUBLIC CONTRACT PROCEDURE
ARTICLE 2.1: PERMIT FEES AND OCCUPANCY ASSESSMENTS
ARTICLE 2.3: HUNTERS POINT SHIPYARD
ARTICLE 2.4: EXCAVATION IN THE PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY
ARTICLE 3: REGULATIONS IN REGARD TO WORKING CONDITIONS
ARTICLE 4: SEWERS
ARTICLE 4.1: INDUSTRIAL WASTE
ARTICLE 4.2. SEWER SYSTEM MANAGEMENT
ARTICLE 4.3: SEWERS
ARTICLE 5: STREET FLOWER MARKETS
ARTICLE 5.1: ANTI-LITTER RECEPTACLES
ARTICLE 5.2: TABLES AND CHAIRS IN PUBLIC SIDEWALK OR ROADWAY AREAS
ARTICLE 5.3: DISPLAY OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES OR NONFOOD MERCHANDISE ON PUBLIC SIDEWALKS
ARTICLE 5.4: REGULATION OF NEWSRACKS
ARTICLE 5.5: DISTRIBUTION OF FREE SAMPLE MERCHANDISE ON PUBLIC PROPERTY
ARTICLE 5.6: POSTING OF SIGNS ON CITY-OWNED LAMP POSTS OR UTILITY POLES
ARTICLE 5.7: HANDBILL DISTRIBUTION ON PRIVATE PREMISES; DISPLAY OF BANNERS
ARTICLE 5.8: PERMIT REGULATIONS FOR MOBILE FOOD FACILITIES CONCERNING PRODUCTS FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION
ARTICLE 6: STREET IMPROVEMENT PROCEDURE
ARTICLE 6.1: IMPROVEMENT PROCEDURE CODE
ARTICLE 7: MAINTENANCE DISTRICTS
ARTICLE 9: UNACCEPTED STREETS
ARTICLE 11: SPUR TRACKS
ARTICLE 13: ENGINEERING INSPECTION
ARTICLE 14: UNDERGROUND PIPES, WIRES AND CONDUITS
ARTICLE 15: MISCELLANEOUS
ARTICLE 16: URBAN FORESTRY ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 16.1: TREE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
ARTICLE 17: CONTROL OF DUMPS DISPOSING OF MATERIALS FROM CONSTRUCTION OR DEMOLITION
ARTICLE 18: UTILITY FACILITIES
ARTICLE 19: PUBLIC TELEPHONE BOOTHS ON PUBLIC SIDEWALKS
ARTICLE 20: PROHIBITED BICYCLE ACTIONS AND TRANSACTIONS
ARTICLE 21: RESTRICTION OF USE OF POTABLE WATER FOR SOIL COMPACTION AND DUST CONTROL ACTIVITIES
ARTICLE 22: RECLAIMED WATER USE
ARTICLE 23: GRAFFITI REMOVAL AND ABATEMENT
ARTICLE 24: SHOPPING CARTS
ARTICLE 25: PERSONAL WIRELESS SERVICE FACILITIES
ARTICLE 26*: ILLEGAL DUMPING
ARTICLE 27: SURFACE-MOUNTED FACILITIES
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Subdivision Code
San Francisco Transportation Code
San Francisco Building Inspection Commission (BIC) Codes
Comprehensive Ordinance List
ARTICLE 4.2.
SEWER SYSTEM MANAGEMENT
 
[Construction Site Runoff]
Construction Site Runoff Control.
Definitions.
Emergency Action.
Land-disturbing Activities.
Erosion and Sediment Control Performance Standards.
Construction Site Runoff Control Permit.
Permit Process.
Erosion and Sediment Control Plan.
Maintenance and Inspection Requirements.
Enforcement.
Severability.
[Stormwater]
Stormwater Management.
Definitions.
Stormwater Control Plan.
Limitations and Prohibited Discharges.
Compliance with Maintenance and Inspection Requirements.
Enforcement and Cost Reimbursement.
Severability.
 
Editor's Notes:
   The bracketed division headers in this Article have been provided by the editor for the convenience of the user and are not official parts of this Code.
   Ordinance 83-10 repealed former Secs. 140-149.4 and enacted new material currently codified as Secs. 147-147.6.
[Construction Site Runoff]
SEC. 146.  CONSTRUCTION SITE RUNOFF CONTROL.
   (a)   The purpose of Sections 146 through 146.11 of Article 4.2 and the City's construction site runoff control program is to protect water quality by controlling the discharge of sediment or other pollutants from construction sites and preventing erosion and sedimentation due to construction activities.
   (b)   Construction sites can be significant sources of pollution. Materials from construction sites such as concrete, mortars, disturbed soil, sawdust, paint chips, and other debris can be easily transported off construction sites by runoff and wind, and eventually may be washed into storm drains during street cleaning and rainy weather. These sediments can damage infrastructure as well as cause many water quality concerns.
   (c)   Construction sediment and debris can create local flood hazards by clogging the storm drains and sewer system and reduce the flow capacity, allowing wastewater to spill onto the streets. These sediments are abrasive, and can degrade the pump stations in the sewer system, causing increased maintenance costs, as well as carry toxic pollutants to the bay, local lakes, and the ocean. Also, construction runoff and debris can reduce the capacity and treatment efficiency of the City's collection and wastewater treatment facilities operating during wet weather.
   (d)   Sections 146-146.11 of Article 4.2 set forth uniform requirements and prohibitions for dischargers and places of discharge to the City's Sewerage System necessary to provide for the protection of water quality and the City's Sewerage System. By implementing these controls, the City is protecting and promoting the public health, safety, and general welfare of its residents, businesses, and visitors.
(Added by Ord. 260-13 , File No. 130814, App. 11/14/2013, Eff. 12/14/2013)
SEC. 146.1.  DEFINITIONS.
   The definitions provided in Section 119 of Article 4.1 of this Code apply to Sections 146-146.11 of Article 4.2, in addition to the following defined terms:
   Applicant. The Owner and any of the Owner's authorized representatives who submit an application to the General Manager for a Construction Site Runoff Control Permit pursuant to this Article.
   Construction Project. Any construction or demolition activity disturbing 5,000 square feet or more of the ground surface, measured cumulatively, undertaken after January 1, 2014, including any Land-disturbing Activities.
   Construction Site Best Management Practice or "BMP." Any program, technology, technique, process, operating method, measure or device which controls prevents, removes or reduces pollution, erosion and sediment transport in runoff from construction sites.
   Construction Site Runoff Control Permit. Authorization issued by the General Manager for the commencement of a Construction Project in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.
   Construction Site Runoff Control Regulations. A compilation of technical standards and design specifications adopted by the General Manager for controlling construction related surface runoff, erosion and sedimentation.
   Erosion. The washing or wearing away of ground surface as a result of the movement of wind, water, or Land-disturbing Activities.
   Erosion and Sediment Control Plan. A plan or set of plans indicating the specific BMPs or equivalent measures and sequencing to be used to control Erosion and sediment on a Construction Project.
   Erosion Control. A BMP that prevents Erosion.
   General Manager. The General Manager of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, or his or her designee.
   Land-disturbing Activities. Any movement of earth or a change in the existing soil cover or existing topography that may result in soil erosion from wind, or water, and the movement of sediments into or upon waters, lands, or public rights-of-way within the City and County of San Francisco, including, but not limited to building demolition, clearing, grading, grubbing, filling, stockpiling, excavating and transporting of land.
   Owner. Any Person with legal or equitable interest in the land for which a Construction Site Runoff Control Permit has been issued.
   Permittee. The Applicant in whose name a valid permit is issued pursuant to Section 146.5, and his or her agents, employees, and others acting under his or her direction.
   Runoff. Any water flowing over the ground surface that leaves the Site.
   Sediment Control. A BMP that prevents eroded sediment from leaving the Site.
   Site. The entire area of land covered by the Construction Site Runoff Control Permit on which the land-disturbing activities are conducted.
   Start of Construction. The first Land-disturbing Activities associated with a Construction Project.
(Added by Ord. 260-13 , File No. 130814, App. 11/14/2013, Eff. 12/14/2013)
SEC. 146.2.  EMERGENCY ACTION.
   Any emergency action immediately necessary tor the protection of life, health, or property is exempt from obtaining a Construction Site Runoff Control Permit. An emergency that warrants emergency action is a sudden, unforeseeable and unexpected occurrence involving a clear and imminent danger, demanding immediate action to prevent or mitigate loss of or damage to, life, health, or property. Any Land-disturbing Activities performed after the clear and imminent danger has been alleviated shall not constitute an emergency, and must be performed in compliance with Sections 146-146.11 of this Article.
(Added by Ord. 260-13 , File No. 130814, App. 11/14/2013, Eff. 12/14/2013)
SEC. 146.3.  LAND-DISTURBING ACTIVITIES.
   (a)   Any person performing Land-disturbing Activities shall implement and maintain BMPs to minimize surface Runoff Erosion, and sedimentation.
   (b)   Whenever the General Manager determines that any Land-disturbing Activity has become a hazard to life and limb, or endangers the property of another, or adversely affects the safety, use, slope, or soil stability of a public right-of way, publicly controlled wetland, or Sewerage System, the Owner of the property upon which the Land-disturbing Activity is located, or other person or agent in control of said property, upon receipt of notice from the General Manager, shall within the period specified therein repair or eliminate such conditions.
(Added by Ord. 260-13 , File No. 130814, App. 11/14/2013, Eff. 12/14/2013)
SEC. 146.4.  EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL PERFORMANCE STANDARDS.
   (a)   A Land-disturbing Activity shall be considered in violation of Sections 146-146.11 of Article 4.2 if eroded sediment has been deposited onto adjacent properties, a public right-of-way, a publicly controlled wetland, or the Sewerage System.
   (b)   The design, testing, installation, and maintenance of erosion and sediment control operations and facilities shall adhere to the standards and specifications contained in the Construction Site Runoff Regulations.
(Added by Ord. 260-13 , File No. 130814, App. 11/14/2013, Eff. 12/14/2013)
SEC. 146.5.  CONSTRUCTION SITE RUNOFF CONTROL PERMIT.
   (a)   Any person proposing to undertake Land-disturbing Activities shall apply for a Construction Site Runoff Control Permit prior to commencing a Construction Project. Commencing Land-disturbing Activities or a Construction Project prior to issuance of the Construction Site Runoff Control Permit, or performing such activities in excess of or inconsistent with Construction Site Runoff Control Permit requirements is a violation of Sections 146-146.11 of Article 4.2 .
   (b)   Unless and until a Construction Site Runoff Control Permit has been issued by the General Manager, no City department shall approve or issue:
      (1)   a site or building permit;
      (2)   a demolition permit;
      (3)   a permit to grade, quarry, fill, or excavate;
      (4)   a public right of way encroachment permit.
   (c)   Permittees shall comply with all permit conditions authorized by the General Manager, including, but not limited to:
      (1)   The granting (or securing from others) and the recording in City land records of easements for drainage facilities, including the acceptance of their discharge on the property of others, and for the maintenance of slopes or erosion controls,
      (2)   Adequate control of dust by watering, or other control methods acceptable to the General Manager, and in conformance with applicable air pollution laws and regulations,
      (3)   Improvements of any existing grading, ground surface, or drainage condition on the site (not to exceed the area as proposed for work or development in the application) to meet the standards required under this Article for new grading, drainage and erosion control,
      (4)   Payment of charges to defray increased costs to the City created by the Land-disturbing Activity, and
      (5)   Any other conditions and terms deemed necessary by the General Manager to achieve the objectives of Sections 146-146.11 of Article 4.2 .
   (d)   Reimbursement. Each Permittee shall reimburse the City, in addition to any applicable sewer service fees, for the inspection and monitoring, administration, incidental expenses, and payment of penalties imposed on the City by enforcement agencies caused by any violation of the Construction Site Runoff Control Permit.
(Added by Ord. 260-13 , File No. 130814, App. 11/14/2013, Eff. 12/14/2013)
SEC. 146.6.  PERMIT PROCESS.
   (a)   Persons commencing Construction Projects after January 1, 2014, must obtain a Construction Site Runoff Control Permit prior to the commencement of Land-disturbing Activities.
   (b)   A written application, in a format provided by the General Manager, from the Applicant shall be submitted to the General Manager for each Construction Site Runoff Control Permit.
   (c)   An application for a Construction Site Runoff Control Permit shall include an Erosion and Sediment Control Plan for each Construction Project that conforms to the format and criteria provided by the General Manager.
   (d)   The General Manager may grant or deny the Construction Site Runoff Control Permit, or require further information or analysis pertinent to compliance with this Article.
   (e)   The Permittee shall maintain a copy of the Construction Site Runoff Control Permit and approved plans and reports required under the permit on the work site and available for public inspection during all working hours.
(Added by Ord. 260-13 , File No. 130814, App. 11/14/2013, Eff. 12/14/2013)
SEC. 146.7.  EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL PLAN.
   (a)   The Erosion and Sediment Control Plan shall include a vicinity map showing the location of the site in relationship to the surrounding area's water courses, water bodies, and other significant geographic features; a site survey; suitable contours for the existing and proposed topography, area drainage, proposed construction and sequencing, proposed drainage channels; proposed erosion and sediment controls; dewatering controls where applicable; soil stabilization measures where applicable; maintenance controls; sampling, monitoring, and reporting schedules; and any other information deemed necessary by the General Manager.
   (b)   Any Person performing Land-disturbing Activities at sites greater than or equal to one acre within a separate sewer system area may submit to the General Manager the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) used to comply with the State of California's General Permit for Discharges of Storm Water Associated with Construction Activity in lieu of an Erosion and Sediment Control Plan.
(Added by Ord. 260-13 , File No. 130814, App. 11/14/2013, Eff. 12/14/2013)
SEC. 146.8.  MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS.
   (a)   Daily Maintenance. The Permittee shall daily inspect, maintain, and repair all graded surfaces and erosion and sediment controls, drainage structures, and other protective devices, plantings, and ground cover installed while construction is active.
   (b)   Reporting. Every person who operates any erosion and sediment control or controls must provide inspection and maintenance information as set forth in the Construction Site Runoff Control Permit, and certify under penalty of perjury that such information is accurate and true.
   (c)   Inspections. Permittees shall permit the General Manager to perform inspections as may be deemed necessary in the General Manager's sole discretion to carry out the intent of this Article.
   (d)   Milestone Notification. The Permittee shall notify the General Manager at least two working days before the following milestones occur:
      (1)   Start of construction.
      (2)   Erosion and sediment control measures are completely installed and stabilized.
      (3)   Final grading has been completed.
      (4)   Project completion.
   (e)   Authority to Sample and Establish Sampling Devices. Permittees shall provide devices or locations necessary to conduct sampling or metering operations, if requested by the General Manager.
   (f)   Requirement to Test or Monitor. Permittees shall undertake such monitoring activities or analysis and furnish such reports as the General Manager may specify, if requested by the General Manager.
   (g)   Notification of Spills. All Persons responsible for implementing BMPs shall provide immediate notification to the General Manager of any suspected, confirmed or unconfirmed release of Pollutants that creates a risk of non-stormwater discharge into any of the City's sewer systems. Such persons shall take all necessary steps to ensure the detection and containment and cleanup of such release.
   (h)   Public Right-of-Ways. The Permittee shall be responsible for the prompt removal of, and the correction of damage resulting from any soil, miscellaneous debris or other materials washed, spilled, tracked dumped or otherwise deposited on public streets, highways, sidewalks or other public  thoroughfare, incident to the construction activity, or during transit to and from the construction site.
(Added by Ord. 260-13 , File No. 130814, App. 11/14/2013, Eff. 12/14/2013)
SEC. 146.10.  ENFORCEMENT.
   Persons violating any provision of the Construction Site Runoff Control Permit or Sections 146-146.11 of this Article or applicable laws or regulations are subject to enforcement by the General Manager pursuant to Section 132 of Article 4.1 of this Code. Persons violating Sections 146-146.11 of Article 4.2 or applicable laws or regulations are subject to penalties and abatement in accordance with Sections 133 and 134 of Article 4.1 of this Code, and any other remedies allowed by law. For construction projects in areas of the City under the jurisdiction of the Port Commission, the Port’s Executive Director or his or her designee shall have enforcement authority identical to the enforcement authority referenced in the two preceding sentences.
(Added by Ord. 260-13 , File No. 130814, App. 11/14/2013, Eff. 12/14/2013; amended by Ord. 104-17, File No. 170123, App. 5/26/2017, Eff. 6/25/2017)
SEC. 146.11.  SEVERABILITY.
   If any section, subsection, subdivision, paragraph, sentence, clause, or phrase is for any reason held to be unconstitutional, invalid or ineffective by any court of competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect the validity or effectiveness of the remaining portions of this Article. The Board of Supervisors declares that it would have passed each section, subsection, subdivision, paragraph, sentence, clause, or phrase irrespective of the fact that any one or more sections, subsections, subdivisions, paragraphs, sentences, clauses, or phrases could be declared unconstitutional, invalid or ineffective.
(Added by Ord. 260-13 , File No. 130814, App. 11/14/2013, Eff. 12/14/2013)
[Stormwater]
SEC. 147.  STORMWATER MANAGEMENT.
   (a)   The intent of Sections 147-147.6 of this Code is to reduce the volume of stormwater entering the City's Combined and Separate Sewer Systems and to protect and enhance the water quality of receiving waters, pursuant to, and consistent with Federal and State laws, lawful standards and orders applicable to stormwater and urban runoff control, and the City's authority to manage and operate its drainage systems.
   (b)   Urban runoff is a significant cause of pollution throughout California. Pollutants of concern found in urban runoff include sediments, non-sediment solids, nutrients, pathogens, bacteria, oxygen-demanding substances, petroleum hydrocarbons, heavy metals, floatables, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), trash, and pesticides and herbicides.
   (c)   During urban development, two important changes occur. First, where no urban development has previously occurred, natural vegetated pervious ground cover is converted to impervious surfaces such as paved highways, streets, rooftops, and parking lots. Natural vegetated soil can both absorb rainwater and remove pollutants, providing a very effective purification process. Because pavement and concrete can neither absorb water nor remove pollutants, the natural retention and purification characteristics of the land are lost, increasing the volume of stormwater entering the collection system and the concentration of pollutants within that water. Second, urban development creates new pollutant sources, including vehicle emissions, vehicle maintenance wastes, pesticides, household hazardous wastes, pet wastes, trash, and other contaminants that can be washed into the City's Separate or Combined Sewer Systems.
   (d)   A high percentage of impervious area correlates to a higher rate of stormwater runoff, which generates greater pollutant loadings to the City's Separate and Combined Sewer Systems, resulting in turbid water, nutrient enrichment, bacterial contamination, toxic compounds, temperature increases, and increases of trash or debris.
   (e)   When stormwater impacts are considered during the planning stages of a project, new development and redevelopment projects can more efficiently incorporate Post-Construction Stormwater Controls that will enhance the function and capacity of the City's Separate and Combined Sewer Systems by providing pretreatment of stormwater and protecting water quality.
   (f)   Sections 147-147.6 of this Code protect the health, safety and general welfare of the City's residents by:
      (1)   reducing stormwater runoff rates and volume whenever possible through Post-Construction Stormwater Controls, and ensuring that these stormwater controls are safe and properly maintained;
      (2)   minimizing increases in pollution caused by stormwater runoff from development that would otherwise degrade local water quality; and
      (3)   controlling the discharge of contaminants to the City's sewer and drainage systems through spills, dumping, or disposal.
(Added by Ord. 83-10, File No. 100102, 4/22/2010; amended by Ord. 64-16 , File No. 160155, App. 4/27/2016, Eff. 5/27/2016)
SEC. 147.1.  DEFINITIONS.
   In addition to the definitions provided in Section 119 of Article 4.1 of this Code, the following definitions shall apply:
   Combined Sewer System. All facilities under the jurisdiction of the Department designed and operated to collect, transport, treat, and dispose of stormwater runoff, domestic sewage, and industrial wastewater combined in the same collection, storage, transport, treatment, and disposal facilities.
   Department. The Public Utilities Commission. With regard to stormwater management in areas of the City under the jurisdiction of the Port Commission, "Department" also means the Port Commission until the Port Commission adopts its own standards and procedures.
   General Manager. The General Manager of the Public Utilities Commission of the City, or a designated representative of the General Manager. With regard to post-construction stormwater management in areas of the City under the jurisdiction of the Port Commission, the Executive Director of the Port Commission or a designated representative of the Executive Director shall have the same authority under this Article 4.2 as the General Manager until the Port Commission adopts its own standards and procedures regarding post-construction stormwater management in all areas under Port Commission jurisdiction.
   Green Infrastructure. Post-Construction Stormwater Controls that mimic pre-development drainage patterns and hydrologic processes by increasing retention, detention, infiltration, and treatment of stormwater at its source.
   Large Development Project. Any construction activity that will result in the creation and/or replacement of 5,000 square feet or more of impervious surface, measured cumulatively, that is located on a property that discharges or will discharge Stormwater to the City's Separate or Combined Sewer System. Activities that create or replace impervious surface include, but are not limited to, the construction, modification, conversion, or alteration of any building or structure and the creation or replacement of outdoor impervious surfaces such as parking areas, driveways, private street areas, or new public rights-of way to be dedicated to and accepted by the City within Large Development Projects that are subject to the Subdivision Code. Activities that create or replace impervious surface do not include interior remodeling projects, replacement of existing sidewalks and streets dedicated to and accepted by the City, routine maintenance or repair activities such as pavement resurfacing within the existing footprint, exterior wall surface replacement, and re-roofing. In areas that connect to the Separate Sewer System, Large Development Projects also include discrete linear utility and road projects that result in 5,000 square feet or more of newly constructed contiguous impervious surface including, but not limited to, the construction of new streets or the widening of existing streets with additional traffic lanes.
   Non-Stormwater Discharge. Any discharge to the City's Separate or Combined Systems that is not composed entirely of Stormwater.
   Pollutant. Any substance listed in Section 119 of Article 4.1 of the Public Works Code and any substance described as a pollutant in the Stormwater Management Requirements and Guidelines.
   Post-Construction Stormwater Control. A technology designed to reduce pollution in stormwater runoff or reduce runoff rate or volume, through infiltration, retention, non-potable reuse, detention, direct plant uptake, or filtration. Post-Construction Stormwater Controls may include Green Infrastructure technologies, but do not include Construction Site Best Management Practices outlined in Section 146.1 of this Code.
   Separate Sewer System. Facilities under the jurisdiction of the Department that collect, convey and discharge Stormwater, without combining Stormwater and sewage in the same facilities.
   Small Development Project. Any development activity that will result in the creation or replacement of between 2,500 and 5,000 square feet of impervious surface, measured cumulatively, which is located on a property that is connected or proposing to connect to the Separate Sewer System. Activities that create or replace impervious surface include, but are not limited to, the construction, modification, conversion, or alteration of any building or structure and the creation or replacement of outdoor impervious surfaces such as parking areas, driveways, private street areas, or new public rights-of-way to be dedicated to and accepted by the City within Small Development Projects that are subject to the Subdivision Code. Activities that create or replace impervious surface do not include: interior remodeling projects; replacement of existing sidewalks and streets dedicated to and accepted by the City; routine maintenance or repair activities, such as pavement resurfacing within the existing footprint, exterior wall surface replacement, and re-roofing.
   Stormwater. Runoff that is generated when precipitation from rain events flows over land or impervious surfaces and does not percolate into the ground.
   Stormwater Control Plan. A plan submitted by a Large Development Project proponent to the Department for review and approval that meets all applicable criteria, performance standards and other stormwater management requirements contained in this Article and the Stormwater Management Requirements and Guidelines.
   Stormwater Management Requirements and Design Guidelines. The Stormwater Management Requirements and Design Guidelines adopted by the Department. The Stormwater Management Requirements and Design Guidelines contain requirements pertaining to the type, design, performance, sizing, and maintenance of Post-Construction Stormwater Controls.
(Added by Ord. 83-10, File No. 100102, 4/22/2010; amended by Ord. 64-16 , File No. 160155, App. 4/27/2016, Eff. 5/27/2016)
SEC. 147.2.  STORMWATER CONTROL PLAN.
   (a)   Small Development Project Requirements. Every Small Development Project shall implement Post Construction Stormwater Controls and submit documentation of these measures as described in the Stormwater Management Requirements and Design Guidelines and in accordance with this Article 4.2.
   (b)   Large Development Project Requirements. Every Large Development Project shall implement Post-Construction Stormwater Controls in accordance with this Article 4.2 and the Stormwater Management Requirements and Design Guidelines. Every Large Development Project shall submit a Stormwater Control Plan for review and approval in accordance with this Article and the Stormwater Management Requirements and Design Guidelines. No City department shall approve or issue a permit to construct a project, including a building or site permit, unless and until a Stormwater Control Plan is developed and has been approved by the General Manager. Large Development Projects not subject to City building or planning approvals, including, but not limited to, State and Federal projects, must submit a Stormwater Control Plan and receive approval from the General Manager before undertaking any construction activity.
   (c)   Subdivision Approvals.
      (1)   Parcel Map or Tentative Subdivision Map Conditions. The Director of Public Works shall not approve a tentative subdivision map or a parcel map for any Small or Large Development Project subject to the provisions of this Article 4.2 unless a condition is imposed requiring compliance with this Article and the Stormwater Management Requirements and Design Guidelines.
      (2)   Subdivision Regulations. The Director of Public Works shall adopt regulations as necessary, consistent with and in furtherance of this Article 4.2, to ensure that all subdividers of Small or Large Development Projects comply with this Article and the Stormwater Management Requirements and Guidelines, including submission of a Stormwater Control Plan if applicable.
      (3)   Final Maps. The Director of Public Works shall not endorse and file a final map without first determining whether:
         (A)   The subdivider has complied with the conditions imposed on the tentative subdivision map or parcel map, pursuant to this Article 4.2 and the Stormwater Management Requirements and Guidelines; or
         (B)   For any such conditions not fully satisfied prior to the recordation of the final map, the subdivider has signed a certificate of agreement and/or improvement agreement, to ensure compliance with such conditions.
      (4)   This Subsection (c) shall not apply to tentative subdivision maps or parcel maps submitted solely for the purposes of condominium conversion, as defined in Subdivision Code Section 1308(d).
(Added by Ord. 83-10, File No. 100102, 4/22/2010; amended by Ord. 64-16 , File No. 160155, App. 4/27/2016, Eff. 5/27/2016)
SEC. 147.3.  LIMITATIONS AND PROHIBITED DISCHARGES.
   (a)   The establishment, use, maintenance, or continuation of any unauthorized drainage connections to the Stormwater Collection System is prohibited.
   (b)   The discharge of Pollutants and Non-Stormwater Discharges into the stormwater collection facilities located in the Separate Sewer System portions of the Stormwater Collection System is prohibited, except as provided in this Section 147.3.
   (c)   The following discharges are exempt from the prohibitions set forth in subsection (b) above if the Regional Water Quality Control Board approves the exempted category in a discharge permit issued to the City: uncontaminated pumped groundwater, foundation drains, water from crawl space pumps, footing drains, air conditioning condensate, irrigation water, landscape irrigation, lawn or garden watering, planned and unplanned discharges from potable water sources, water line and hydrant flushing, individual residential car washing, discharges or flows from emergency fire fighting activities, and dechlorinated swimming pool discharges.
(Added by Ord. 83-10, File No. 100102, 4/22/2010; amended by Ord. 64-16 , File No. 160155, App. 4/27/2016, Eff. 5/27/2016)
SEC. 147.4.  COMPLIANCE WITH MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS.
   (a)   All Post-Construction Stormwater Controls shall be maintained according to the Stormwater Management Requirements and Guidelines and the maintenance plan included in the approved Stormwater Control Plan. The person(s) or organization(s) responsible for maintenance shall be designated in the plan. Those persons responsible for maintenance shall inspect the Post-Construction Stormwater Controls at least annually and shall maintain the Post-Construction Stormwater Controls as required by the Stormwater Management Requirements and Guidelines and the approved Stormwater Control Plan.
   (b)   Maintenance and Self-Certification Inspections. Every person who owns, leases or operates any Post-Construction Stormwater Control or Controls must provide annual self-certification for inspection and maintenance, as set forth in the Stormwater Management Requirements and Guidelines.
   (c)   The General Manager may perform routine or scheduled inspections and sampling, as may be deemed necessary in the General Manager's sole discretion to carry out the intent of this Article 4.2 and the Stormwater Management Requirements and Guidelines.
   (d)   Authority to Sample and Establish Sampling Devices. The General Manager may require any person discharging Stormwater to the Separate or Combined Sewer System to provide devices or locations necessary for the Department to conduct sampling or metering operations.
   (e)   Requirement to Monitor. If requested by the General Manager, any person responsible for Post-Construction Stormwater Controls shall undertake monitoring and furnish monitoring reports to the General Manager, as he or she may specify.
   (f)   Notification of Spills. All persons in charge of the Post-Construction Stormwater Controls shall provide immediate notification to the General Manager of any suspected, confirmed, or unconfirmed release of pollutants creating a risk of non-stormwater discharge into the Separate or Combined Sewer System. Such persons shall take all necessary steps to ensure the detection and containment and clean up of such release. This notification requirement is in addition to and not in lieu of other required notifications.
(Added by Ord. 83-10, File No. 100102, 4/22/2010; amended by Ord. 64-16 , File No. 160155, App. 4/27/2016, Eff. 5/27/2016)
SEC. 147.5.  ENFORCEMENT AND COST REIMBURSEMENT.
   Any violation of this Article 4.2 may be enforced by the General Manager pursuant to Section 132 of Article 4.1 of the Public Works Code. Persons violating any provision of this Article, the Stormwater Management Requirements and Guidelines, or Department regulations may be subject to penalties and abatement in accordance with the Stormwater Management Requirements and Guidelines and Sections 133 and 134 of Article 4.1 of the Public Works Code. For Small and Large Development Projects in areas of the City under the jurisdiction of the Port Commission, the Port's Executive Director or his or her designee shall have enforcement authority identical to the enforcement authority referenced in the two preceding sentences.
(Added by Ord. 83-10, File No. 100102, 4/22/2010; amended by Ord. 64-16 , File No. 160155, App. 4/27/2016, Eff. 5/27/2016)
SEC. 147.6.  SEVERABILITY.
   If any section, subsection, subdivision, paragraph, sentence, clause, or phrase of this Article, is for any reason held to be unconstitutional, invalid or ineffective by any court of competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect the validity or effectiveness of the remaining portions of this Article. The Board of Supervisors declares that it would have passed each section, subsection, subdivision, paragraph, sentence, clause, or phrase of this Article irrespective of the fact that any one or more sections, subsections, subdivisions, paragraphs, sentences, clauses, or phrases could be declared unconstitutional, invalid or ineffective.
(Added by Ord. 83-10, File No. 100102, 4/22/2010)