Code of the District of Columbia

§ 8–1041.12. Rules; enforcement.

(a)(1) The Mayor, pursuant to subchapter I of Chapter 5 of Title 2, may issue rules to implement the provisions of this chapter.

(2) The Mayor may expand the definition of covered electronic equipment to include items exempted in § 8-1041.01(4); provided, that the Mayor shall not do so before January 1, 2018; provided further, that the Mayor shall not include household appliances. Before issuing such a rule, the Mayor shall provide a report and economic analysis to the Council outlining the reasons that expanding the definition is beneficial to the District's electronics waste diversion activities and will likely result in higher recycling or reuse rates of the electronic equipment that the Mayor proposes to include.

(3) The Mayor may, by rule, restrict the definition of covered electronic equipment to exclude equipment sold to businesses with 100 or more employees.

(b) The Mayor may impose civil fines and penalties as sanctions for violations of the provisions of this chapter or any rules issued under the authority of this chapter, pursuant to Chapter 18 of Title 2. Revenue generated from the enforcement of this chapter shall be deposited in the Product Stewardship Fund established by § 1-325.381.

(c) In addition to the enforcement authority provided in subsection (b) of this section, the Mayor may seek injunctive relief or other appropriate remedy in any court of competent jurisdiction to enforce compliance with the provisions of this chapter.


(Feb. 26, 2015, D.C. Law 20-154, § 126, 61 DCR 9971; Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-160, § 6032(h), 63 DCR 10775; Dec. 13, 2017, D.C. Law 22-33, § 6003(c), 64 DCR 7652; Mar. 16, 2021, D.C. Law 23-211, § 2(o), 68 DCR 00068.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 6003(c) of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-167, Oct. 24, 2017, 64 DCR 10802).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 6003(c) of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-104, July 20, 2017, 64 DCR 7032).