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The DC Code: § 8-1773.01 Definitions.

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

For the purposes of this chapter, the term:

1
"Commission" means the Public Service Commission.
2
"District Department of the Environment," "DDOE," or "Energy Office" means the District Department of the Environment Energy Office.
3
"Electric company" shall have the same meaning as in § 34-207.
4
"Energy Assistance Trust Fund" or "EATF" means the Energy Assistance Trust Fund established under § 8-1774.11.
5
"Existing electricity programs" means those programs operated by the District Department of the Environment under the names "Weatherization Plus," "Low Income Appliance Replacement Program," and "Weatherization and Rehabilitation."
6
"Existing low-income programs" means those programs operated under the names "LIHEAP Expansion and Energy Education" and "Residential Essential Service Expansion and Awareness Program".
7
"Existing natural gas programs" means those programs proposed or operated by the District Department of the Environment under the names "Heating System Repair, Replacement, and Tune-Up Program," "Residential Weatherization and Efficiency Program," "Energy Awareness Program," and "Saving Energy in D.C. Schools."
8
"Fiscal Agent" means the Office of the Chief Financial Officer.
9
"Gas company" shall have the same meaning as in § 34-209.
10
"Green-collar jobs" means jobs in the environmental sector of the economy which jobs may involve the implementation of environmentally-conscious design, policy, or technology.
11
"OIML" means the International Association of Legal Metrology.
12
"Request for Proposals" or "RFP" means the request for proposals prepared by the District Department of the Environment for the SEU.
13
"Residential Aid Discount" means the utility discount program offered by the electric company to low-income electricity customers in the District of Columbia.
14
"Residential Essential Service" means the utility discount program offered by the gas company to low-income natural gas customers in the District of Columbia.
15
"Solar thermal systems" means systems which utilize the sun's radiation to efficiently heat fluids or air.
16
"SRCC" means the Solar Rating and Certification Corporation.
17
"Substantial improvement" has the same meaning as in section 202 of Title 12J of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations (12J DCMR § 202).
18
"Sustainable Energy Trust Fund" or "SETF" means the Sustainable Energy Trust Fund established under § 8-1774.10.
19
"Sustainable Energy Utility" or "SEU" means the private contractor selected to develop, coordinate, and provide programs for the purpose of promoting the sustainable use of energy in the District of Columbia.
20
"Sustainable Energy Utility Advisory Board", "Advisory Board", or "Board" means the board established under § 8-1774.03 that advises the DDOE on the procurement of the contract with the SEU and monitors the progress of the SEU under its contract.
21
"Temporary electricity programs" means those programs operated by the District Department of the Environment under the names "Affordable Housing Energy Efficient Rebate Program", "Weatherization Rehabilitation Asset Partnership", and "Home Energy Rating System".
22
"Utility or energy company" means a company distributing, supplying, or transmitting electricity or natural gas in the District of Columbia.

Historical and Statutory

Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 18-195 rewrote par. (6), which had read as follows: "(6) 'Existing low-income programs' means those programs operated by the District Department of the Environment under the names 'LIHEAP Expansion and Energy Education,' 'RAD Expansion,' 'RAD Arrearages Retirement and Education Program,' and 'Residential Essential Service Expansion and Awareness Program'." D.C. Law 19-171, in pars. (3) and (22), validated previously made technical corrections; and, in par. (10), substituted "Green-collar jobs" for "Green collar jobs". Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 101 of Clean and Affordable Energy Emergency Act of 2008 (D.C. Act 17-508, September 25, 2008, 55 DCR 10856). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(a) of Residential Aid Discount Subsidy Stabilization Emergency Amendment Act of 2010 (D.C. Act 18- 398, May 10, 2010, 57 DCR 4362). Legislative History of Laws Law 17-250, the "Clean and Affordable energy Amendment Act of 2008", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 17-492 which was referred to the Committee on Public Services and Consumer Affairs. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on July 1, 2008, and July 15, 2008, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on August 4, 2008, it was assigned Act No. 17-497 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 17-250 became effective on October 22, 2008. Law 18-195, the "Residential Aid Discount Subsidy Stabilization Amendment Act of 2010", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 18-493, which was referred to the Committee on Government Operations and the Environment. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on April 20, 2010, and May 4, 2010, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on May 19, 2010, it was assigned Act No. 18-407 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 18-195 became effective on July 23, 2010. For history of Law 19-171, see notes under § 8-105.02. Miscellaneous Notes Section 801 of D.C. Law 17-250 provides: "Sec.801. Applicability." "This act shall apply on the later of October 1, 2008, or the effective date of this act." DC CODE § 8-1773.01 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Oct. 22, 2008, D.C. Law 17-250, § 101, 55 DCR 9225; July 23, 2010, D.C. Law 18-195, § 2(a), 57 DCR 4519; Sept. 26, 2012, D.C. Law 19-171, § 62(a), 59 DCR 6190.)