San Francisco Environment Department

February 6 2023 Public Hearing Regarding Regulations Governing Enforcement of Chapter 14 of the San Francisco Environment Code

City and County of San Francisco

Environment Department

 

Notice of Public Hearing Regarding Regulations

Governing Enforcement of Chapter 14 of the San Francisco Environment Code

 

Monday, February 6, 2023, at 2:00 p.m.

Remote meeting via web conference


This hearing will be held remotely without providing a physical location. Members of the public may observe the hearing and provide public comment online.

 

Please refer to the “Remote Access to Information and Participation” section below for instructions.

 

 

AUTHORIZATION

San Francisco Environment Code Chapter 14, Section 1410

 

A law amending the Construction and Demolition Debris Recovery Ordinance (No. 144-21) was signed by the Mayor on September 24, 2021, and became effective on January 1, 2022. The ordinance amended Chapter 14 of the Environment Code, as well as the Public Works, Health, and Administrative Codes. Chapter 14 of the Environment Code as amended now:

 

  1. Requires transporters of construction and demolition debris to obtain a temporary or annual permit from the Environment Department ("SFE") for each vehicle and debris box used for such transport and to comply with permit conditions;
  2. Establishes authority for the Director and their respective designee(s) to inspect the premises, equipment, and records of any permitted Transporter with the consent of the owner or with a proper inspection warrant; and
  3. Authorizes the Director to impose administrative penalties for violations.

 

The Director of SFE promulgates these regulations and associated forms under the authority granted in section 1410 of the Environment Code to adopt regulations, guidelines, and forms as necessary and appropriate to implement Chapter 14 of the Environment Code.

 

Important Information

Copies of explanatory documents are available at (1) the Department website at https://sfenvironment.org/policy/environmental-regulation and (2) upon request to the Commission Affairs Officer at (415) 355-3709 or via e-mail at [email protected]. If any materials related to an item on this agenda have been distributed after distribution of the agenda packet, those materials are available for public inspection upon a request sent to the Commission Affairs officer, at (415) 355-3709, or via e-mail at [email protected] during normal office hours or will be made available on the website https://sfenvironment.org/environment-commission.

 

During the hearing, members of the public will have the opportunity to comment about the proposed regulations. Persons unable to attend the hearing may submit to the Environment Department, by the time the hearing begins, written comments. These comments will be made a part of the official public record and shall be brought to the attention of the Department. Any written comments should be sent to [email protected].

 

ORDER OF BUSINESS

Public comment will be taken on each agenda item.

 

  1. Call to Order.

 

  1. Presentation on Regulations Governing Enforcement of Chapter 14. Speaker: James Slattery, Construction and Demolition Zero Waste Senior Coordinator, San Francisco Environment Department. (Explanatory Documents: Draft Regulations, Inspection Report, Escalated Enforcement Process Chart, and Fine Schedule)

 

  1. Adjournment.

 

Remote Access to Information and Participation

This hearing will be held remotely using video conferencing, through the WebEx Webinars platform, and by telephone for members of the public who are unable to attend using computers or smart devices.

 

Attending the Meeting: Watch or Listen

Members of the public have the following options for attending the hearing:

 

Option 1: Watch the hearing using a computer or smart device by clicking on the following link:

 

https://sfgov.webex.com/sfgov/j.php?MTID=m57d6888f159e356f9578ca37c9a60c41

 

  • If you are able to and would like to watch via your computer, please follow these instructions: (i) Click on the link above; (ii) Enter your first name, last name, and email address if desired; (iii) Click “Join by Browser” (directly beneath the “Join Now” button).

 

  • If you are able to watch via your smart mobile device: (i) Download the WebEx Webinars application; (ii) Click on the link above; (iii) Click “Join”; (iv) Enter your name and email; (v) Click “Ready to Join.”

 

Option 2: Join the hearing by phone if you do not have access to a computer or smart device.

 

  • (i) Dial: 415-655-0001; (ii) Enter the Access Code: 2495 730 8301; (iii) Enter the Meeting Password: CCSF.

 

Participating During Public Comment

Members of the public will have opportunities to participate during public comment. The public is asked to wait for the particular agenda item before making a comment on that item. Comments will be addressed in the order they are received. When the hearing officer announces that public comment will begin, members of the public can:

 

  • (i) Dial: 415-655-0001; (ii) Enter the Access Code: 2495 730 8301; (iii) Enter the Meeting Password: CCSF.

 

  • Participate over the phone by pressing *3 (this step is very important, as it will activate the “Raise Hand” icon in the Participant window).

 

Depending on the number of people also in line ahead of you, you may have to wait before it is your opportunity to speak. When it is your turn, you will be notified that your line has been unmuted, and it will be your opportunity to speak. Your line will be muted again when your allotted time expires.

 

Copies of explanatory documents are available (1) on the Commission’s website https://sfenvironment.org/environment-commission; and (2) upon request to the Commission Affairs Officer, at (415) 355-3709, or via e-mail at [email protected].

 

Announcement

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the hearing officer may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices.

 

Public Comment

Public comment will be taken on each item before or during consideration of the item. Each member of the public may address the hearing for up to three minutes, unless otherwise announced by the hearing officer. If it is demonstrated that the comments by the public will exceed 15 minutes, the hearing officer may continue Public Comment to another time during the meeting.

 

Disability Access

To obtain a disability-related accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, or to obtain meeting materials in alternative format, please contact Kyle Wehner at (415) 355-3709. Providing at least 72 hours’ notice will help to ensure availability. Written reports or background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and are available online at https://sfenvironment.org/environment-commission.

 

The following services are available on request 72 hours prior to the meeting; except for Monday meetings, for which the deadline shall be 4:00 p.m. of the last business day of the preceding week: For American sign language interpreters or the use of a reader during a meeting, a sound enhancement system, and/or alternative formats of the agenda, please contact Kyle Wehner at (415) 355-3709 to make arrangements for the accommodation. Late requests will be honored, if possible. 

 

Language Access

Per the Language Access Ordinance (Chapter 91 of the San Francisco Administrative Code), Chinese, Spanish and or Filipino (Tagalog) interpreters will be available upon requests. Assistance in additional languages may be honored whenever possible. To request assistance with these services please contact the Commission Affairs Officer at (415) 355-3709 or [email protected] at least 48 hours in advance of the hearing. Late requests will be honored if possible.

 

語言服務

根據語言服務條例(三藩市行政法典第91章),中文、西班牙語和/或菲律賓語(泰加洛語)傳譯人員在收到要求後將會提供傳譯服務。其他語言協助在可能的情況下也將可提供。上述的要求,請於會議前最少48小時致電 (415) 355-3709或電郵至 [email protected] 向委員會秘書提出。逾期提出的請求,若可能的話,亦會被考慮接納。

 

Acceso A Idioma

De acuerdo con la Ordenanza de Acceso a Idiomas “Language Access Ordinance” (Capítulo 91 del Código Administrativo de San Francisco “Chapter 91 of the San Francisco Administrative Code”) intérpretes de chino, español y/o filipino (tagalo) estarán disponibles de ser requeridos. La asistencia en idiomas adicionales se tomará en cuenta siempre que sea posible. Para solicitar asistencia con estos servicios favor comunicarse con el Secretario de la Comisión al (415) 355-3709, o [email protected] por lo menos 48 horas antes de la reunión. Las solicitudes tardías serán consideradas de ser posible.

 

Access Sa Wika

Ayon sa Language Access Ordinance (Chapter 91 ng San Francisco Administrative Code), maaaring mag-request ng mga tagapagsalin sa wikang Tsino, Espanyol, at/o Filipino (Tagalog). Maari din magkaroon ng tulong sa ibang wika. Sa mga ganitongu ri ng kahilingan, mangyaring tumawag sa Clerk ng Commission sa (415) 355-3709, o [email protected] sa hindi bababa sa 48 oras bago mag miting. Kung maari, ang mga late na hiling ay posibleng pagbibigyan.

 

Know your Rights under the Sunshine Ordinance

(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code)

Government’s duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people’s business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people’s review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, City Hall, Room 244, One Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102-4683 at Phone No.: (415) 554-7724; Fax No.: (415) 554-5163; E-mail: [email protected] Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force, the San Francisco Public Library and on the City’s website at www.sfgov.org.

 

Lobbyist Registration and Reporting Requirements

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Campaign & Governmental Conduct Code §2.100, et. seq] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at: 25 Van Ness Avenue, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94102; telephone (415) 252-3100, fax (415) 252-3112, web site at www.sfgov.org/ethics. 

 

Kyle Wehner, Commission Affairs Officer

TEL: (415) 355-3709

 

Posted: January 27, 2023

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