Code of the District of Columbia

§ 8–771.10. Rules, enforcement, and fees.

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

(b)(1) The Mayor shall charge an annual administrative fee to producers or battery stewardship organizations implementing approved battery stewardship plans to cover the District's oversight costs, including planning, plan review, annual oversight, enforcement, and other directly related tasks.

(2) The Mayor may impose civil fines and penalties for violations of the provisions of this chapter or any rules issued pursuant to this chapter, pursuant to Chapter 18 of Title 2 ("Civil Infractions Act"). Enforcement and adjudication of an infraction shall be pursuant to the Civil Infractions Act.

(3) Fees, penalties, and fines collected under this chapter shall be deposited in the Product Stewardship Fund established by § 1-325.381.

(c)(1) For the purpose of enforcing the provisions of this chapter, or any rule issued pursuant to this chapter, the Mayor may, upon 48 hours' written notice and the presentation of appropriate credentials to the owner, operator, or agent in charge, enter upon any public or private property in a reasonable and lawful manner during normal business hours for the purpose of inspection and observation.

(2) If denied access to any place while carrying out the activities described paragraph (1) of this subsection, the Mayor may apply to a court of competent jurisdiction for a search warrant.