Code of the District of Columbia

§ 8–417. Unlawful acts.

It shall be unlawful for any person to:

(a) Make a pesticide recommendation or use a pesticide in a manner inconsistent with the labeling thereof, or in violation of the restrictions imposed by the Environmental Protection Agency or the Mayor on the use of that pesticide;

(b) Falsify, or refuse or neglect to maintain or make available, records required to be kept by this chapter and by the rules and regulations promulgated pursuant thereto;

(c) Use fraud or misrepresentation in applying for certification or a license;

(d) Refuse or neglect to comply with any limitations or restrictions on his certification or license;

(e) Make false or fraudulent claims through any media which misrepresent the effect of a pesticide or the method to be utilized in the application of a pesticide;

(f) Apply any known ineffective or improper pesticide;

(g) Operate faulty or unsafe equipment;

(h) Use or supervise the use of a pesticide in a faulty, careless, or negligent manner;

(i) Make false or fraudulent records, invoices, or reports;

(j) Aid, abet, or conspire with any other person to evade the provisions of this chapter;

(k) Make fraudulent or misleading statements during or after an inspection concerning a pest infestation;

(l) Impersonate any federal, state, or District inspector or official;

(m) Distribute any pesticide which is adulterated or misbranded, or any device which is misbranded;

(n) Fail to register a pesticide in accordance with the provisions of this chapter;

(o) Violate any other provision of this chapter or of any rule or regulation promulgated by the Mayor pursuant thereto.