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For purposes of this Article, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
"Agent" shall mean a person or persons authorized to assist an owner in the permitting process or in the performance of an excavation.
"Applicant" shall mean an owner or duly authorized agent of such owner, who has submitted an application for a permit to excavate.
"Article" shall mean this Article 2.4 of the Public Works Code.
"Block" shall mean that part of the public right-of-way that includes the street area from the property line to the parallel property line in width and extending from the property line of an intersecting street to the nearest property line of the next intersecting street in length. For purposes of this definition, an intersection also shall be considered a "block."
"City" shall mean the City and County of San Francisco.
"City communications infrastructure" shall mean conduits, pull boxes, and other facilities that are used by the City to provide communications services.
"Department" shall mean the Department of Public Works.
"Department of Technology" shall mean the Department of Technology or any successor City agency that is responsible for managing City communications infrastructure.
"Department of Technology Requirements" shall mean the Department of Technology's regulations implementing the Department of Technology's participation in excavation projects by installing City communications infrastructure.
"Deposit" shall mean any bond, cash deposit, or other security provided by the applicant in accordance with Section 2.4.40 of this Article.
"Director" shall mean the Director of the Department of Public Works or his or her designee.
"Excavation" shall mean any work in the surface or subsurface of the public right-of-way, including, but not limited to opening the public right-of-way; installing, servicing, repairing or modifying any facility(ies) in or under the surface or subsurface of the public right-of-way, and restoring the surface and subsurface of the public right-of-way.
"Facility" or "facilities" shall include, but not be limited to, any and all cables, cabinets, ducts, conduits, converters, equipment, drains, handholds, manholes, pipes, pipelines, splice boxes, surface location markers, tracks, tunnels, utilities, vaults, and other appurtenances or tangible things owned, leased, operated, or licensed by an owner or person, that are located or are proposed to be located in the public right-of-way.
"Incremental cost" shall mean the cost associated with adding City communications infrastructure to an excavation project, including the cost of the materials needed by the City and any additional labor cost.
"Large excavation project" shall mean any excavation of more than 1000 square feet.
"Major work" shall mean any reasonably foreseeable excavation that will affect the public right-of-way for more than 15 consecutive calendar days.
"Medium excavation project" shall mean any excavation of more than 100 but no greater than 1,000 square feet.
"Moratorium street" shall mean any block that has been reconstructed, repaved, or resurfaced by the Department or any other owner or person in the preceding five-year period.
"Municipal excavator" shall mean any agency, board, commission, department, or subdivision of the City that owns, installs, or maintains a facility or facilities in the public right-of-way.
"Owner" shall mean any person, including the City, who owns any facility or facilities that are or are proposed to be installed or maintained in the public right-of-way.
"Permit" or "permit to excavate" shall mean a permit to perform an excavation as it has been approved, amended, or renewed by the Department.
"Permittee" shall mean the applicant to whom a permit to excavate has been granted by the Department in accordance with this Article.
"Person" shall mean any natural person, corporation, partnership, any municipal excavator, or any governmental agency, including the State of California or United States of America.
"Public right-of-way" shall mean the area across, along, beneath, in, on, over, under, upon, and within the dedicated public alleys, boulevards, courts, lanes, roads, sidewalks, spaces, streets, and ways within the City, as they now exist or hereafter will exist and which are or will be under the permitting jurisdiction of the Department of Public Works.
"Responsible party" shall mean the owner for each excavation involving the owner's facility or facilities. In addition, it shall mean any person who performs an excavation or has a duty or right to manage or participate in the management of an excavation and whom the Director designates as responsible, in whole or in part, for such excavation.
"Sidewalk" shall mean the area between the fronting property line and the back of the nearest curb.
"Small excavation project" shall mean any excavation of 100 square feet or less.
"Standard City communications infrastructure specifications" shall mean the type, size, and quantity of conduits, the size and frequency of pull boxes, and any other facilities that the Department of Technology determines are necessary to serve the City's communications needs.
"Utility excavator" shall mean any owner whose facility or facilities in the public right-of-way are used to provide electricity, gas, information services, sewer service, steam, telecommunications, traffic controls, transit service, video, water, or other services to customers regardless of whether such owner is deemed a public utility by the California Public Utilities Commission.
(Added by Ord. 341-98, App. 11/13/98; amended by Ord. 33-02, File No. 020051, App. 3/28/2002; Ord. 220-14 , File No. 130412, App. 11/7/2014, Eff. 12/7/2014)