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The DC Code: § 8-151.07 Authority of the Director.

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

The Director shall administer and have authority over DDOE, its functions and personnel, including the authority to:

Re-delegate to employees authority as, in the judgment of the Director, is warranted in the interest of efficiency and sound administration;
Establish general policy and standards to promote and guide the development of environmental services in the District;
Take the steps necessary, pursuant to this chapter and federal requirements, to achieve primacy to enable the District to administer and enforce federal environmental laws, rules, regulations, standards, and programs, where it is determined that it will benefit the District;
Promulgate rules, regulations, standards, and programs to preserve, protect, and enhance the environment that are at least as stringent as corresponding federal rules, regulations, and standards;
Delegate duties, powers, and functions to other DDOE officials authorized to administer or enforce environmental laws or regulations;
Establish liaisons with other agencies to effect the purposes of this chapter;
Recruit, train, and accept without regard to District Service classification laws, rules, or regulations the services of individuals without compensation as volunteers for or in aid of activities related to areas administered by the Director, except that the Director shall not use volunteers to displace any District employee, in accordance with § 1-319.01;
Apply for and receive federal grants, the funds of which shall be used solely for the purposes specified under the terms of the grants and appropriations involved and may not be obligated or expended for any other purpose;
Establish a grant office to ensure that all potentially available federal grants are properly and timely sought;
Make awards and grants, and develop incentive programs to encourage businesses, nonprofit organizations, and community groups to voluntarily reduce energy, emissions, or take other action to improve the environment;
Execute and enforce the provisions of this chapter and the rules and regulations adopted pursuant to this chapter; and
Delegate to other employees of DDOE any of the Director's duties and powers.

Historical and Statutory

Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 17-138, in par. (10), inserted "and grants," following "awards", and inserted ", nonprofit organizations, and community groups" following "businesses". Legislative History of Laws For Law 16-51, see notes following § 8-151.01. Law 17-138, the "National Capital Revitalization Corporation and Anacostia Waterfront Corporation Reorganization Act of 2008", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 17-340 which was referred to the Committee on Economic Development.  The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on December 11, 2007, and January 8, 2008, respectively.   Signed by the Mayor on February 5, 2008, it was assigned Act No. 17-289 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review.  D.C. Law 17-138 became effective on March 26, 2008. DC CODE § 8-151.07 Current through December 11, 2012


(Feb. 15, 2006, D.C. Law 16-51, § 107, 52 DCR 10812; Mar. 26, 2008, D.C. Law 17-138, § 702, 55 DCR 1689.)