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The DC Code: § 8-107.01 Definitions.

Index8 Environmental and Animal Control and Protection (Refs & Annos)

For the purposes of this subchapter, the term:

"Cleaning agent" means soaps and detergents used for domestic or commercial cleaning purposes, including the purposes of cleaning fabrics, dishes, eating and cooking utensils, homes, or commercial premises, but the term does not include cosmetics and personal hygiene products like toothpaste, shampoo, and hand soap.
"Trace quantity of phosphorus" means the portion of a cleaning agent, not more than 0.5% of the weight of the cleaning agent, that constitutes all of the phosphorus in the cleaning agent.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 6-971. Legislative History of Laws Law 6-98, the "Phosphate Soaps and Detergent Restriction Act of 1985," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 6-212, which was referred to the Committee on Public Works. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on December 3, 1985, and December 17, 1985, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on January 28, 1986, it was assigned Act No. 6-126 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. DC CODE § 8-107.01 Current through December 11, 2012


(Mar. 25, 1986, D.C. Law 6-98, § 2, 33 DCR 723.)