§ 903.

GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS REDUCTION PLAN

a.

Consistent with its Charter duty regularly to produce an assessment of San Francisco’s environmental condition, the Department of the Environment shall coordinate all departmental action plans, reports of actions taken, and their effectiveness in achieving the greenhouse gas emissions limits provided herein.

b.

The Department of the Environment, in cooperation with the SFPUC, shall manage the City’s monitoring and reporting obligations imposed, from time to time, by Federal or State law, including but not limited to requirements imposed by the CARB under AB32.

c.

On or before January 30, 2009, all City departments shall assess GHG emissions associated with their activities and submit, in a format specified by the Department of the Environment, a written action plan that identifies and makes recommendations on GHG emission reduction measures applicable to

i.

operations of the department and other City greenhouse gas emission sources within its jurisdiction, and

ii.

private sector greenhouse gas emission sources regulated by the department. Such Plan shall identify the potential costs of identified measures and the estimated potential benefits of elements in the plan for reducing greenhouse gases, and may also identify other economic and non-economic impacts to the City’s economy and environment

d.

In addition to the requirement set forth in subsection (d), above, the following requirements apply to the following City departments:

i.

The San Francisco Planning Department shall:

A.

Review the City’s General Plan, including but not limited to the environmental protection, air quality, urban design and transportation elements, for consistency with this Ordinance and, as appropriate, urge the Planning Commission to recommend to the Board of Supervisors amendments to the General Plan to add the greenhouse gas emissions limits in this Ordinance and policies to achieve those targets;

B.

Include consideration of a project’s impact on the San Francisco greenhouse gas emissions limits in this Ordinance as part of its review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA); and

C.

In consultation with the Executive Director of the Municipal Transportation Agency, Department of Public Health, San Francisco County Transportation Authority, the Department of the Environment and other affected City departments, review City transit, pedestrian, bicycle, parking, and transportation demand management programs and requirements within their jurisdiction and, as appropriate, recommend legislation to the Board of Supervisors that will enhance the City’s “transit first” policy, encourage a shift to sustainable transportation modes for trips to, from, and within the City, and reduce transportation-related emissions to achieve City greenhouse gas emissions targets set forth in this Ordinance.

ii.

The San Francisco Department of Building Inspection shall review and, as appropriate, recommend to the Board of Supervisors amendments to the Building Code or other local laws (A) to improve energy efficiency in new construction and in repairs and alterations to existing buildings, (B) to optimize energy efficiency of HVAC, lighting, and other building systems, and (C) to mandate retrofitting of buildings at time of sale.

iii.

The Department of Public Works shall:

A.

Review maintenance and construction standards, programs and requirements within its jurisdiction and, as appropriate, develop orders, regulations, or amendments to the Department’s Standard Plans and Specifications to address the policies of this Ordinance and/or recommend legislation to the Board of Supervisors, including amendments to the Public Works Code or other City codes or ordinances, to achieve the greenhouse gas emissions limits set forth in this Ordinance; and

B.

in consultation with the SFPUC and other affected City Departments, review, and as appropriate recommend changes to street and other public lighting standards to enhance energy efficiency and thereby reduce City greenhouse gas emissions.

iv.

The City Administrator shall:

A.

review, in consultation with the SFPUC, the energy efficiency of City buildings and city occupied leaseholds, and, as necessary, recommend cost effective steps to increase their efficiency, and

B.

in collaboration with the Department of the Environment and other affected City departments, review, and, as appropriate, recommend amendments to City procurement laws and practices, including but not limited to Chapter 2 of this Code (Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Ordinance), to include the impact of City procurement decisions on greenhouse gas emissions.

History

(Added by Ord. 81-08, File No. 071294, App. 5/13/2008)

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