Code of the District of Columbia

§ 9–1211.02. Analysis and review requirements.

(a)(1) If a helicopter landing pad constructed after August 25, 2018 is used for more than 175 round-trip flights during a calendar year, the Mayor shall, no later than 60 days following the end of that period:

(A) Conduct an analysis to ascertain the specific uses of the helicopter landing pad and the reasons for the use of the helicopter landing pad for more than 175 round-trip flights; and

(B) Determine whether to pursue the adoption of rules pursuant to subchapter I of Chapter 5 of Title 2 to restrict the use of the helicopter landing pad or take other action as the Mayor shall deem appropriate.

(2) In conducting an analysis pursuant to this subsection, the Mayor shall utilize a plan to receive public comments and input from the affected community and Advisory Neighborhood Commissions.

(3) The information generated and received pursuant to this subsection shall be reported to the Council and to affected Advisory Neighborhood Commissions.

(4) A determination made pursuant to paragraph (1)(B) of this subsection shall be made in writing and shall be published in the District of Columbia Register.

(b)(1) The Mayor shall determine, in consultation with affected Advisory Neighborhood Commissions, whether to pursue the adoption of rules pursuant to subchapter I of Chapter 5 of Title 2 to curtail helicopter flights between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. from helicopter landing pads that are:

(A) Located at hospitals that are certified as Level One Trauma Centers; and

(B) Constructed after August 25, 2018.

(2) The determination made pursuant to paragraph (1) of this subsection shall be made in writing and shall be published in the District of Columbia Register.


(Oct. 9, 1987, D.C. Law 7-40, § 2a; as added Aug. 25, 2018, D.C. Law 22-156, § 2(b), 65 DCR 7343.)