Code of the District of Columbia

§ 8–432. District restricted-use pesticides.

(a) The Department shall create and maintain lists of pesticides classified as District restricted-use.

(b) Repealed.

(c) The Department shall, through regulations, designate as District restricted-use any pesticide that:

(1) When used as directed or in accordance with commonly recognized practice requires additional restrictions for that use to prevent a hazard to human health, the environment, or property; or

(2) The Department determines presents a significant, scientifically sound basis justifying that reclassification. In making this determination, the Department may rely on the findings of state, national, or international government bodies or non-governmental organizations that publish lists of chemicals that are known or likely to be hazardous to human health or the environment.

(d) The Department shall offer an opportunity for public comment conforming to the conditions set forth in subsection (e) of this section before classifying as District restricted-use any pesticide that is not designated as restricted-use under 40 CFR § 152.175 or adding restrictions to a restricted-use pesticide designated under 40 CFR § 152.175.

(e) The opportunity for public comment required by subsection (d) of this section shall include at least one published notice in the District of Columbia Register regarding the proposed reclassification of a particular pesticide and a comment period of at least 30 days; provided, that the agency is required to hold a public hearing only if significant public interest is expressed during the 30-day comment period.