§ 8–1731.07. Exception for research.
(a) Notwithstanding § 8-1731.04(b) and (c), the Mayor may issue a permit to allow the importation, possession, purchase, gift, receipt, transportation, planting, or breeding of an invasive plant or a nonindigenous nuisance species listed pursuant to § 8-1731.04(a) in the District for research by a recognized institution or government agency upon determining that adequate safeguards will be implemented and maintained to prevent the release, escape, or introduction of any such invasive plant or nonindigenous nuisance species into the District or District waters.
(b) The Mayor may modify, suspend, revoke, or deny a permit issued under this section for failure to comply with any conditions associated with the issuance of the permit, this chapter, or regulations promulgated pursuant to this chapter.
(c) A person aggrieved by an action of the Mayor taken pursuant to this section may appeal the action of the Mayor to the Office of Administrative Hearings pursuant to § 2-1831.03(a).