§ 1181.

DEFINITIONS

a.

“Covered process” means a process that has a regulated substance present in more than a threshold quantity, as determined pursuant to Section 68.115 of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

b.

“Department” shall mean the San Francisco Department of Public Health.

c.

“Director” shall mean the Director of the Department of Public Health.

d.

“Qualified person” means a person who is qualified to attest, at a minimum, to the completeness of an RMP.

e.

“Regulated substance” means any substance which is either of the following:

1.

A regulated substance listed in Section 68.130 of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations pursuant to Paragraph (3) of Subsection (r) of Section 112 of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. Section 7412(r)(3)); or

2.

An extremely hazardous substance listed in Appendix A of Part 355 of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations which is any of the following:

A.

A gas at standard temperature and pressure,

B.

A liquid with a vapor pressure at standard temperature and pressure equal to or greater than 10 millimeters mercury,

C.

A solid that is one of the following:

i.

In solution, in molten form,

ii.

In powder form with a particle size less than 100 microns, or

iii.

Reactive with a National Fire Protection Association rating of 2, 3, or 4,

D.

A substance that is determined by the State of California to either:

i.

Meet one or more of the criteria set forth in Clauses (A), (B), or (C), or

ii.

Pose a regulated substance accident risk pursuant to Section 25543.3 of the Health and Safety Code.

f.

“RMP” means the risk management plan required under Subpart G of Part 68 of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations or Article 2, Chapter 6.95 of the Health and Safety Code, in addition to local requirements imposed under this Article.

g.

“Regulated substance accident risk” means a potential for the accidental release of a regulated substance into the environment which could produce a significant likelihood that persons exposed may suffer acute health effects resulting in significant injury or death.

h.

“Stationary source” means any buildings, structures, equipment, installations, or substance-emitting stationary activities which belong to the same industrial group, which are located on one or more contiguous properties, which are under the control of the same person (or persons under common control), and from which an accidental release may occur. A stationary source includes transportation containers that are no longer under active shipping papers and transportation containers that are connected to equipment at the stationary source for the purposes of temporary storage, loading, or unloading. The term “stationary source” does not include transportation, including storage incident to transportation, of any regulated substance or any other extremely hazardous substance under the provisions of this Article, if that transportation is regulated under Part 192, Part 193, or Part 195 of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Properties shall not be considered contiguous solely because of a railroad or gas pipeline right-of-way.

i.

“Threshold quantity” means the quantity of a regulated substance that is determined to be present at a stationary source in the manner specified in Section 68.115 of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations and that is the lesser of the following:

1.

The threshold quantity for the regulated substance specified in Section 68.130 of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations;

2.

The “State threshold quantity” as that term is defined in Section 25532(j) of the Health and Safety Code.

History

(Added by Ord. 399-97, App. 10/17/97)

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