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File #: 19-279    Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Consent Calendar
File created: 3/25/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/24/2019 Final action:
Title: Ordinance adding Chapter 14.06 to the South San Francisco Municipal Code to manage polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) during building demolition projects.
Related files: 19-280
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Ordinance adding Chapter 14.06 to the South San Francisco Municipal Code to manage polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) during building demolition projects.

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WHEREAS, building demolition is a significant source of PCBs in urban stormwater; and

WHEREAS, stormwater is the largest identified source of PCBs flowing into the San Francisco Bay; and

WHEREAS, the Municipal Regional Stormwater NPDES permit ("NPDES permit") requires permitees to manage PCB-containing materials during building demolition; and

WHEREAS, Bay Area Stormwater Management Agencies Association (BASMAA) developed a model ordinance ("Model Ordinance" or "Ordinance") to assist permitees in managing PCBs during building demolition and to effectuate a significant PCB load reduction; and

WHEREAS, adoption and implementation of the Ordinance will result in a 2 kilogram per year PCB load reduction during the current NPDES permit term; and

WHEREAS, the Ordinance targets priority building materials that may contain relatively high levels of PCBs, especially in buildings constructed between 1950 and 1980; and

WHEREAS, the priority building materials are caulking, thermal/fiberglass insulation, adhesive/mastic, and rubber window gaskets; and

WHEREAS, adoption of the Ordinance is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to the provisions of Section 15308 of CEQA Guidelines which exempts actions taken by regulatory agencies, as authorized by state or local ordinance, to assure the maintenance, restoration, enhancement, or protection of the environment where the regulatory process involves procedures for protection of the environment; and

WHEREAS, the City Council desires to adopt and implement the Ordinance in order to reduce PCBs in stormwater runoff originating in the City.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED that based on the entirety of the record before it, as described below, the City Council of the City of South San Francisco does hereby ORDAIN as follows...

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