§ 301.


Whenever used in this Chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings set forth below.


“Antimicrobial agents” means any substance or mixture of substances intended for inhibiting the growth of or destroying any bacteria, fungi pathogenic to human and other animals, or viruses declared to be pests by California Food and Agriculture Code § 12754.5. Antimicrobial agents do not include slime control agents, substances intended for the use in or on humans or other animals, or substances intended for use in or on processed food, beverages, or pharmaceuticals.


“City department” means any department of the City and County of San Francisco and includes any pesticide applicator hired by a City department to apply pesticides on City property. City department does not include any other local agency or any federal or State agency, including but not limited to the San Francisco Unified School District, the San Francisco Community College District, the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency and the San Francisco Housing Authority.


“Commission” means the Commission on the Environment provided for by San Francisco Charter Section 4.118.


Contract” means a binding written agreement, including but not limited to a contract, lease, permit, license or easement between a person, firm, corporation or other entity, including a governmental entity, and a City department, which grants a right to use or occupy property of the City and County of San Francisco for a specified purpose or purposes.


“Contractor” means a person, firm, corporation or other entity, including a governmental entity, that enters into a contract with a City department.


“Department” means the Department of the Environment provided for by San Francisco Charter Section 4.118.


“Integrated pest management” means a decision-making process for managing pests that uses monitoring to determine pest injury levels and combines biological, cultural, physical, and chemical tools to minimize health, environmental and financial risks. The method uses extensive knowledge about pests, such as infestation thresholds, life histories, environmental requirements and natural enemies to complement and facilitate biological and other natural control of pests. The method uses the least toxic synthetic pesticides only as a last resort to controlling pests.


“Notification Sign” means a sign containing the name and active ingredient of the pesticide product, the target pest, the date of pesticide use, the signal word, the date for re entry to the area treated, and the City’s 311 information number. Such signs shall be of a standardized design that is easily recognizable to the public and workers.


“Pesticide” means pesticide as defined in Section 12753 of Chapter 2 of Division 7 of the California Food and Agricultural Code, but does not include antimicrobial agents.


“Signal word” means the applicable word—”Danger,” “Warning,” or “Caution”—or some other word, signifying the level of toxicity of a pesticide designated by Federal law under 40 C.F.R. 156.64.


“San Francisco Hazard Tier Rating System” means the pesticide hazard screening protocol developed by the San Francisco Department of the Environment, which rates pesticide hazards as Tier I (most hazardous), Tier II (medium hazard), or Tier III (least hazardous).


(Added by Ord. 171-03, File No. 030422, App. 7/3/2003)

(Derivation Former Administrative Code Section 39.2; added by Ord. 401-96, App. 10/21/ 96; amended Ord. 274-97, App. 7/3/97; Ord. 36198, App. 12/11/98; Ord. 2-00, File No. 992000, App. 1/13/2000; Ord. 7-11, File No. 100761, App. 1/7/2011)


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