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The DC Code: § 34-2410.01 Definitions.

Index34 Public Utilities. (Refs & Annos)

For the purposes of this subchapter, the term "private fire hydrant" means a hydrant which is not owned by the District of Columbia. The term "private fire hydrant" does not include any private water distribution system connecting the private fire hydrant to the public water system.

Historical and Statutory

Temporary Addition of Section Section 2 of D.C. Law 18-93 added a section to read as follows: "Sec. 2. Private fire hydrants. "As of October 1, 2009, the Mayor and any other District official is prohibited from approving any permit or related plan that authorizes the installation of a private fire hydrant without an agreement, to be recorded in the land records of the Recorder of Deeds, establishing the person or entity responsible for the maintenance, repair, and replacement of the private fire hydrant in perpetuity." Section 4(b) of D.C. Law 18-93 provides that the act shall expire after 225 days of its having taken effect. Section 2 of D.C. Law 18-278 added a section to read as follows: "Sec. 2. Private fire hydrants. "As of October 1, 2009, the Mayor and any other District official is prohibited from approving any permit or related plan that authorizes the installation of a private fire hydrant without an agreement, to be recorded in the land records of the Recorder of Deeds, establishing the person or entity responsible for the maintenance, repair, and replacement of the private fire hydrant in perpetuity." Section 4(b) of D.C. Law 18-278 provides that the act shall expire after 225 days of its having taken effect. Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2 of Private Fire Hydrant Responsibility Emergency Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-197, October 8, 2009, 56 DCR 8130). For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2 of Private Fire Hydrant Responsibility Emergency Act of 2010 (D.C. Act 18-511, July 30, 2010, 57 DCR 7592). For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2 of Private Fire Hydrant Responsibility Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2010 (D.C. Act 18-581, October 19, 2010, 57 DCR 10116). Legislative History of Laws Law 18-337, the "Private Fire Hydrant Act of 2010", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 18-557, which was referred to the Committee on Public Safety and the Judiciary. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on November 23, 2010, and December 7, 2010, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on January 12, 2011, it was assigned Act No. 18-681 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 18-337 became effective on March 31, 2011. DC CODE § 34-2410.01 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Mar. 31, 2011, D.C. Law 18-337, § 2, 58 DCR 609.)