Notice of Update: Adding Chapter 7.29 to the Dublin Municipal Code to Manage Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) During Building Demolition Projects
At its May 21, 2019 meeting, Dublin City Council will be considering adding Chapter 7.29 to the Dublin Municipal Code to Manage Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs). The proposed new ordinance language can be found here.
New Requirements in Development: The Bay Area Municipal Regional Stormwater National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit (MRP) requires most San Francisco Bay Area municipalities to develop a program to ensure that PCBs from building materials (e.g., caulk, paint, mastic) do not enter storm drains during building demolition. MRP requirements include:
- Developing methods to identify applicable structures and materials before demolition.
- Developing protocols to ensure that PCBs are not discharged to the storm drain during demolition of these structures.
- Establishing the necessary authority for requiring implementation of the protocol via municipal ordinance or other mechanism.
Affected structures: Commercial, public, institutional, and industrial structures constructed or remodeled between 1950 and 1980. Single-family homes and wood-frame structures are exempt.
Specific PCBs building demolition program information may be found in the PCBs in Priority Building Materials: Model Screening Assessment Applicant Package.
Development Permits - Stormwater Requirements
Stormwater requirements, including construction best management practices, stormwater management plan content, and template documents for Stormwater Management Maintenance Agreements can be found on the Development Permits - Stormwater Requirements page.
Development Permits - Solid Waste Requirements
Please refer to the Waste Handling Standards for Commercial and Multi-Family Properties for solid waste requirements.
All projects must provide a completed Waste Enclosure Requirements Checklist with each application.
The City of Dublin requires all construction and demolition (C&D) projects recycle at least 65% of the waste for remodels or tenant improvements, and 75% of the waste for new construction generated on a job site, excluding asphalt and concrete debris, of which 100% must be recycled. For more information and required forms, visit the construction and demolition webpage.