D.C. Law 23-58. Anacostia River Toxics Remediation Temporary Amendment Act of 2019.


To amend, on a temporary basis, the Anacostia River Toxics Remediation Act of 2014 to extend the deadline, from December 31, 2019, to September 30, 2020, by which the Department of Energy and Environment must adopt and publish a record of decision in the District of Columbia Register choosing the remedy for remediation of contaminated sediment in the Anacostia River.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "Anacostia River Toxics Remediation Temporary Amendment Act of 2019".

Sec. 2. Section 6092 of the Anacostia River Toxics Remediation Act of 2014, effective February 26, 2015 (D.C. Law 20-155; D.C. Official Code § 8-104.31), is amended by striking the phrase "December 31, 2019" and inserting the phrase "September 30, 2020" in its place.

Sec. 3. Fiscal impact statement.

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement of the Budget Director as the fiscal impact statement required by section 4a of the General Legislative Procedures Act of 1975, approved October 16, 2006 (120 Stat. 2038; D.C. Official Code § 1-301.47a).

Sec. 4. Effective date.

(a) This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), a 30-day period of congressional review as provided in section 602(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § 1-206.02(c)(1)), and publication in the District of Columbia Register.

(b) This act shall expire after 225 days of its having taken effect.

Law Information


  • D.C. Law 23-58 (PDF)
  • D.C. Act 23-190 (PDF)
  • 67 DCR 564


Mar. 10, 2020

Legislative History (LIMS)

Law 23-58, the “Anacostia River Toxics Remediation Temporary Amendment Act of 2019,” was introduced in the Council and assigned Bill No. 23-560 which was retained by the Council. The bill was adopted on first and second readings on Dec. 3, 2019, and Dec. 17, 2019, respectively. After mayoral review, it was assigned Act No. 23-190 on Jan. 16, 2020, and transmitted to Congress for its review. D.C. Law 23-58 became effective Mar. 10, 2020.