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The DC Code: § 8-701 Regulations for the collection and disposal of garbage.

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

The Mayor is hereby authorized to make necessary regulations for the collection and disposition of garbage in the District of Columbia, and to annex to said regulations such penalties as will secure the enforcement thereof.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 6-501. 1973 Ed., § 6-501. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 14-116 substituted "Mayor" for "Council of the District of Columbia". Temporary Amendments of Section For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 6 of Food Regulation Temporary Amendment Act of 2001 (D.C. Law 14-55, December 6, 2001, law notification 49 DCR 356). Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 6 of Food Regulation Emergency Amendment Act of 2001 (D.C. Act 14-128, August 3, 2001, 48 DCR 7939). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 6 of Food Regulation Legislative Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2001 (D.C. Act 14-147, October 23, 2001, 48 DCR 10183). Legislative History of Laws Law 14-116, the "Food Regulation Amendment Act of 2002", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 14-154, which was referred to the Committee on Human Services. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on December 4, 2001, and February 5, 2002, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on February 25, 2002, it was assigned Act No. 14-268 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 14-116 became effective on May 2, 2002. Change in Government This section originated at a time when local government powers were delegated to a Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia (see Acts Relating to the Establishment of the District of Columbia and its Various Forms of Governmental Organization in Volume 1). Section 402(139) of Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1967 (see Reorganization Plans in Volume 1) transferred all of the functions of the Board of Commissioners under this section to the District of Columbia Council, subject to the right of the Commissioner as provided in § 406 of the Plan. The District of Columbia Self-Government and Governmental Reorganization Act, 87 Stat. 818, § 711 (D.C. Code, § 1-207.11), abolished the District of Columbia Council and the Office of Commissioner of the District of Columbia. These branches of government were replaced by the Council of the District of Columbia and the Office of Mayor of the District of Columbia, respectively. Accordingly, and also pursuant to § 714(a) of such Act (D.C. Code, § 1-207.14(a)), appropriate changes in terminology were made in this section. Miscellaneous Notes New implementing regulations: Pursuant to this section, the following new regulations were adopted in 1983: The "Solid Waste Regulations Amendments Act of 1983" (D.C. Law 5-20, August 2, 1983, 30 DCR 3331). DC CODE § 8-701 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Mar. 2, 1895, 28 Stat. 758, ch. 176; May 2, 2002, D.C. Law 14-116, § 6, 49 DCR 1945.)