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The DC Code: § 9-1173 Aerial wire planning requirements.

Index9 Transportation Systems. (Refs & Annos)
a
Prior to the expansion or construction of aerial wire-powered streetcar transit beyond the H Street/Benning Road line, authorized pursuant to § 9- 1171, the Mayor shall develop a plan for the use of aerial wires for each phase or extension of the streetcar transit system and submit the plan to the Council, along with a written report that includes:
1
An evaluation of the impact of aerial wires on federal property, including federal buildings and infrastructure; commemorative works of art, as that term is defined in 40 U.S.C.§ 8902(1); congressionally mandated historic districts; historic properties as defined in section 301(5) of the National Historic Preservation Act, approved December 12, 1980 (94 Stat. 3001; 16 U.S.C. § 470w(5)); and the vistas, streets, avenues, and public reservations identified as contributing elements of the L'Enfant Plan of the City of Washington.
2
The possible effect, including the visual effect, of aerial wires on the character of any historic district, including comments, if any, from the State Historic Preservation Officer;
3
All applicable review requirements pursuant to District and federal law;
4
Designation of any additional wire-free zones within the proposed phase or extension, as identified in coordination with impacted agencies and authorities; and
5
The feasibility of using non-aerial power as a means of propulsion for the phase or extension.
b
The Mayor shall submit each proposed plan to the Council for a 45-day period of review, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, and days of Council recess. If the Council does not approve or disapprove of a proposed plan, by resolution, within the 45-day review period, the plan shall be deemed disapproved.
c
The Council shall hold a hearing on each plan before the plan shall be approved or disapproved.

Historical and Statutory

Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 4 of Transportation Infrastructure Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2010 (D.C. Act 18-583, October 19, 2010, 57 DCR 10129). Legislative History of Laws For history of Law 18-339, see notes under § 9-1171. DC CODE § 9-1173 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Mar. 31, 2011, D.C. Law 18-339, § 4, 58 DCR 618.)