§ 1513.

INSPECTION AND INVESTIGATION FEES

a.

Notwithstanding any other provision of this Article, the Director may conduct an investigation and an inspection pursuant to Section 1512 whenever information is received that any medical waste generator or any person is in violation of this Article. The Director may require any person subject to this Article to pay an inspection and investigation fee equal to $167 for each hour or portion thereof spent by the Department of Public Health in conducting such activities.

b.

A notice of payment due shall be sent by the Director to the medical waste generator and the owner of the property inspected, advising of the amount of any fee and containing the following information:

1.

The date and location of the Director’s investigation and inspection activities;

2.

The amount of the fee;

3.

A statement advising the generator and property owner that he or she is liable under this Article for the fee in the amount indicated in the notice and that payment to the City is due within 30 days of the mailing date of the notice;

4.

A statement advising the generator and property owner that a penalty of 10 percent plus interest at the rate of one percent per month on the outstanding balance shall be added to the costs from the date that payment is due under Subsection (b)(3);

5.

A statement advising the property owner that if payment of the costs is not received within 90 days of the mailing date, a lien may be imposed on the property of the owner where the generator is located, or where the violation occurred, pursuant to the provisions of this Section;

6.

A statement that the generator or property owner may appeal the fee determination contained in the notice of payment due to the Director. Said appeal must be filed in writing with the Director no later than 30 days after the date the notice of payment due is issued. The Director’s decision on the appeal shall be final.

c.

If full payment of the costs is not received within 30 days after the notice of payment due was sent, a second notice of payment due shall be sent by the Director to the generator and property owner. The second notice shall state that the generator and property owner are liable for the payment of the costs indicated on the notice.

d.

If full payment of the costs is not received within 30 days after the second notice of payment due was sent, a third (and final) notice of payment due shall be sent by the Director to the generator and property owner. The third notice shall state that the generator and property owner are liable for the payment of the costs indicated on the notice and that if payment of such costs is not received within 30 days of the mailing date of the third notice, lien proceedings may be initiated against the subject property pursuant to the provisions of this Article.

e.

If payment is not received within 30 days following mailing the third notice, the Department shall initiate lien proceedings pursuant to the provisions of Article XX of Chapter 10 of the San Francisco Administrative Code.

History

(Added by Ord. 375-92, App. 12/23/92; amended by Ord. 322-00, File No. 001917, App. 12/28/2000; Ord. 176-04, File No. 040734, App. 7/22/2004; Ord. 148-08, File No. 080745, App. 7/30/2008)

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