§ 801.

DEFINITIONS

As used in this Article, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings indicated herein:

“City” or “City and County” shall mean the City and County of San Francisco, or any department, board, commission or agency thereof.

“City funds” shall mean all monies or other assets received and managed by, or which are otherwise under the control of, the Treasurer, and any notes, bonds, securities, certificates of indebtedness or other fiscal obligations issued by the City and County.

“Commodities” shall include, but not be limited to, goods, commodities, materials, supplies and equipment.

Contract” shall mean an agreement for public works or improvements to be performed, or for goods or services to be purchased or grants to be provided, at the expense of the City and County or to be paid out of monies deposited in the treasury or out of trust monies under the control of or collected by the City and County.

“Contracting officer” shall mean that officer or employee of the City and County authorized under the Charter, the Administrative Code or the Municipal Code, to enter into a contract on behalf of the City and County. “Contracting officer” shall include the Mayor, each department head or general manager and other employees of the City and County authorized to enter into contracts on behalf of the City and County.

“Doing business in the City and County” shall mean entering into or seeking to enter into a contract with the City and County.

“Non-tropical hardwood equivalents” shall mean any and all hardwood other than virgin redwood that grows in any geographically temperate regions, as defined by the U.S. Forest Service, and is equivalent to tropical hardwood in density, texture, grain, stability or durability. Non-tropical hardwoods, the use or purchase of which shall be preferred under this Article, shall include, but not be limited to the following species:



Scientific Name Common Name
Fraxinus americana Ash
Tilia americana Basswood
Fagus grandifolia Beech
Betula papyrifera Birch
Juglans cinera Butternut
Prunus serotina Cherry
Populus spp. Cottonwood
Taxodium distichum Cypress
Pseudotsuga menziesii Douglas Fir
Ulmus spp. Elm
Nyssa sylvatica Black Gum
Liquidambar styraciflua Red Gum
Celtis laevigata Hackberry
Tsuga heterophylla West Hemlock
Hicoria spp. Hickory
Acer saccharum Sugar Maple
Acer spp. Soft Maple
Quercus spp. Red Oak
Quercus spp. White Oak
Hicoria spp. Pecan
Pinus ponderosa Ponderosa Pine
Pinus spp. Yellow So. Pine
Liriodendron tulipifera Yellow Poplar
Picea sitchensis Sitka Spruce
Platanus occidentalis Sycamore
Juglas nigra Black Walnut

“Non-virgin redwood equivalents” shall mean any and all wood or wood product (including, but not limited to, wood from the species scientifically classified as “sequoia sempervirens”) that is not a tropical hardwood or a tropical hardwood wood product and is equivalent to virgin redwood in density, texture, grain, stability or durability.

“Purchaser” shall mean the Purchaser of the City and County or any authorized representative of that official.

“Tropical hardwood” shall mean any and all hardwood, scientifically classified as angiosperme, that grows in any tropical moist forest. Tropical hardwoods, the use or purchase of which shall be governed by this Article, shall include, but not be limited to, the following species:



Scientific Name Common Name
Vouacapoua americana Acapu
Pericopsis elata Afrormosia
Shorea almon Almon
Peltogyne spp. Amaranth
Guibourtia ehie Amazaque
Aningeria spp. Aningeria
Dipterocarpus grandiflorus Apitong
Ochrama lagopus Balsa
Virola spp. Banak
Anisoptera thurifera Bella Rosa
Guibourtia arnoldiana Benge
Detarium Senegalese Boire
Guibourtia demeusil Bubinga
Prioria copaifera Cativo
Antiaris africana Chenchen
Dalbergia retusa Concobolo
Cordia spp. Cordia
Diospyros spp. Ebony
Aucoumea klaineanal Gaboon
Chlorophora excelsa Iroko
Acacia koa Koa
Pterygota macrocarpa Koto
Shorea negrosensis Red Lauan
Pentacme contorta White Lauan
Shorea polysperma Tanguile
Terminalia superba Limba
Aniba duckei Louro
Khaya ivorensis African Mahogany
Swietenia macrophylla American Mahogany
Tieghemella heckelii Makore
Distemonanthus benthamianus Movingui
Pterocarpus soyauxii African Paduak
Pterocarpus angolensis Angola Paduak
Aspidosperma spp. Peroba
Peltogyne spp. Purpleheart
Gonystylus spp. Ramin
Dalbergia spp. Rosewood
Entandrophragma cylindricum Sapele
Shorea philippinensis Sonora
Tectona grandis Teak
Lovoa trichilioides Tigerwood
Milletia laurentii Wenge
Microberlinia brazzavillensis Zebrawood

“Tropical rainforests” shall mean any and all forests classified by the scientific term “tropical moist forests,” the classification determined by the equatorial region of the forest and average rainfall.

“Tropical hardwood wood products” shall refer to any wood products which are composed, in whole or in part, of tropical hardwood.

“Virgin redwood wood products” shall refer to any wood products which are composed, in whole or in part, of virgin redwood.

“Virgin redwood” shall mean wood from the species scientifically classified as “sequoia sempervirens” including but not limited to wood that is graded “clear heart” or “clear all heart” (or any successor or equivalent terms) under lumber industry grading standards, unless such wood is either:

a.

Reclaimed or recycled; or

b.

Certified as sustainably harvested redwood by a certification organization that bases its standards on the principles and criteria of the United States Forest Stewardship Council. “Wood products” shall refer to any wood products, wholesale or retail, in any form, including but not limited to veneer, plywood, furniture, cabinets, paneling, mouldings, doorskins, joinery, or sawnwood. As used herein, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings indicated herein:

1.

“Doorskin” shall mean a thin sheet of wood which is glued onto the frame of a door to form the face of the door.

2.

“Moulding” shall refer to decorative wood used around window and doorframes, ceilings, and corners.

3.

“Paneling” shall mean any thin sheet or sheets of attractive wood, intended to be used as wall covering, including any sheet consisting of a veneer glued onto some backing material.

4.

“Particle board” shall mean any wood sheet or board created by compressing wood chips and particles from logs, trees or industrial residue.

5.

“Plywood” shall mean any wood sheet created by gluing together thinner sheets (veneers) of any species.

6.

“Sawnwood” shall mean lumber or any form of wood which is sawn or chipped lengthwise in either a rough or smooth cut.

7.

“Veneer” shall mean a very thin slice of wood, between 1/16 inch to 1/125 inch in width, used in plywood, paneling, furniture exterior, and doorskins.

History

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

(Derivation Former Administrative Code Section 12I.2; added by Ord. 391-90, App. 12/6/90; amended by Ord. 278-96, App. 7/3/96; Ord. 409-97, App. 10/31/97; Ord. 38-01, File No. 010010, App. 3/16/2001)

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