A. CTR Program Submittal and Implementation. Not more than 90 days after the adoption of the ordinance codified in this chapter, or within 90 days after an employer qualifies under the provisions of this chapter, the employer will be given the fiscal year following notification to collect baseline data and 90 days to submit a CTR program as provided in BMC 14.06.070. The CTR program will be developed in consultation with the city and implemented not more than 90 days after the program’s approval by the city. Employers who do not implement an approved CTR program according to this section are in violation of this chapter. The employer shall implement an approved CTR program not more than 90 days after the initial program submittal to the city. Implementation of the approved program modifications will occur within 30 days of the final administrative decision on such modifications to the CTR program or CTR quarterly reports, or within of 90 days of the initial program submittal, whichever is greater.
B. CTR Quarterly Progress Reports. Upon approval of an employer’s initial CTR program, the employer shall submit quarterly reports on the dates requested from the city, the first of which shall be submitted no less than 90 days after program approval.
C. Extensions. An employer may request additional time to complete any action required under this chapter; provided, that no extension shall apply to the requirements of BMC 14.06.130. Such requests shall be made in writing no less than 30 days before the due date for which the extension is being requested. The city shall grant or deny the employer’s extension request by written notice within 10 working days of its receipt of the extension request. If there is no response issued to the employer, an extension is automatically granted for 30 days. Extensions not to exceed 90 days shall be considered for reasonable causes. Employers will be limited to a total of 90 extension days per year. Extensions shall not exempt an employer from any responsibility in meeting program goals. Extensions granted due to delays or difficulties with any program element(s) shall not be cause for discontinuing or failing to implement other program elements. An employer’s reporting date shall not be adjusted permanently as a result of these extensions. An employer’s reporting date may be extended at the discretion of the city designee.
D. Schedule for Review of Programs and Required Program Modifications. The city shall provide the employer with written notification if a CTR program is deemed unacceptable. The notification must give cause for any rejection. The employer shall have 30 days to resubmit a modified program. If the employer receives no written notification of extension of the review period of its CTR program or comments on the CTR program or quarterly report within 90 days of submission, the employer’s program or quarterly report is deemed accepted. The city may extend the review period up to 90 days. The implementation date for the employer’s CTR program will be extended an equivalent number of days. The city shall complete review of the employer’s program within 90 days of receipt. The city shall, as necessary during this review period to facilitate approval, discuss with the employer any issues of concern relating to the submitted program or report. The city shall provide the employer with written notification of the decision of approval or rejection of the employer’s CTR program including the cause for rejection.
If the decision is to reject an initial CTR program or quarterly report submittal, the employer shall resubmit the revised CTR program or annual report within 10 city business days of receipt of this decision notice.
Within 30 days of receipt of the revised program, the city shall review the revision and notify the employer in writing of the approval or rejection of the revised program or report. If the city’s decision is to reject the revised program or report, the employer may appeal this decision as provided in BMC 14.06.130. (Ord. 2207 § 1 (Exh. A), 2016; Ord. 2017 § 1 (Att. A), 2009; Ord. 1789 § 1, 1999).