§ 1503.

AUTHORITY TO ADOPT RULES AND REGULATIONS

a.

Program Implementation. The Director is authorized to implement and administer a medical waste management program as approved pursuant to the California Health and Safety Code. The Director may adopt and from time to time amend reasonable rules, regulations and guidelines consistent with and implementing the provisions of this Article. Prior to adoption of any rule or regulation under this Article, the Director shall provide a 30-day public comment period by providing published notice in an official newspaper of general circulation in the City and County of San Francisco of the intent to issue or amend the rule or regulation. Rules and regulations shall be approved by the Health Commission at a public hearing. In addition to the notices required by law, the Secretary of the Health Commission shall send written notice, at least 15 days prior to the hearing, to any interested party who sends a written request to the Health Commission for notice of hearings on medical waste regulation. Regulations promulgated by the Director and approved by the Health Commission shall be maintained in the office of the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors.

b.

Hearings on Permits and Administrative Orders. Whenever notice and a hearing are required for the Director’s action on a permit, or for issuance of an administrative order, such notice shall be sent by certified mail to the permit applicant, permittee, property owner or facility operator. Notice of a hearing shall also be given by publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the City for at least two days and not less than 10 days prior to the date of such hearing. Any hearing under this Article may be continued by the person conducting the hearing for a reasonable time for the convenience of a party or a witness.

1.

The notice of hearing shall set forth the time and place of the hearing, the ground or grounds upon which the action is based, the pertinent code section or sections, and a brief statement of the factual matters in support thereof. The notice shall be given at least 15 days prior to the hearing date.

2.

In any hearing under Sections 1509 or 1512, all parties involved shall have the right to offer testimonial, documentary, and tangible evidence bearing on the issues, to see and copy all documents and other information the City relies on in the proceeding, and to be represented by counsel.

History

(Added by Ord. 375-92, App. 12/23/92)

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