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District of Columbia – Proposed Aquatic Facility Rules

Issue: New schedule of fines for swimming pools and spa operations

Affects:  Pool and Spa Operators

Send comments to:  Regan Ratliff, rratliff@phta.org

Rule Summary: The Director of the Department of Health has proposed amendments to Chapter 36 (Department of Health (DOH) Infractions), of Title 16 (Consumers, Commercial Practices, and Civil Infractions) of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations (DCMR). 

These proposed rules establish a new section, Section 3621 ‘Schedule of Fines for swimming pool and spa operations’, to correspond with the Notice of Final Rulemaking for Aquatic Facilities Regulations: Swimming Pools, Spa Pools, and Saunas in Subtitle C of Title 25 DCMR, which was published in the D.C. Register on June 9, 2017. 

The new proposed section sets out provisions for Class 1, Class 2, Class 3 and Class 4 infractions for certain violations. 

PHTA members who conduct business in D.C. are encouraged to read through the proposed rule and send comments to the Government Relations team. 

Status: Comments are due July 21, 2019. 

Proposed Rule Webpage: https://dcregs.dc.gov/Common/NoticeDetail.aspx?NoticeId=N0083324