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The DC Code: § 8-109.01 Purpose.

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

The purpose of this subchapter is to promote the health, safety and welfare of District of Columbia ("District") residents, to afford the fullest possible preservation and protection of the environment through a requirement that the environmental impact of proposed District government and privately initiated actions be examined before implementation and to require the Mayor, board, commission, or authority to substitute or require an applicant to substitute an alternative action or mitigating measures for a proposed action, if the alternative action or mitigating measures will accomplish the same purposes as the proposed action with minimized or no adverse environmental effects.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 6-981. Emergency Act Amendments For temporary amendment of section, see § 12 of the Solid Waste Facility Permit Emergency Act of 1995 (D.C. Act 11-144, October 23, 1995, 42 DCR 6044). Legislative History of Laws Law 8-36, the "District of Columbia Environmental Policy Act of 1989," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 8-8, which was referred to the Committee on Public Works. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on June 27, 1989 and July 11, 1989, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on July 27, 1989, it was assigned Act No. 8-65 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. Delegation of Authority Delegation of authority pursuant to D.C. Law 8-36, see Mayor's Order 92-151, December 1, 1992. Delegation of authority pursuant to D.C. Law 8-116, the "Asbestos Licensing and Control Act of 1990", see Mayor's Order 98-51, April 15, 1998 (45 DCR 2697). Delegation of authority pursuant to D.C. Law 8-36, the "District of Columbia Environmental Policy Act of 1989", see Mayor's Order 98-86, May 29, 1998 (45 DCR 3980). DC CODE § 8-109.01 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Oct. 18, 1989, D.C. Law 8-36, § 2, 36 DCR 5741.)