New Leaf Blower Regulations

New Leaf Blower Regulations Take Effect January 1, 2022

DCRA wants to notify you of a law that was passed earlier by the Council of the District of Columbia that may soon impact local residents and businesses.
On January 1, 2022, the Leaf Blower Regulation Amendment Act of 2018 took effect. The Act prohibits the use of gasoline-powered leaf blowers in the District. Individuals and companies who continue to use gasoline-powered leaf blowers after this date will be subject to fines of up to $500 for each offense.
After January 1, 2022, violations of the law can be reported by any person who observes a gas-powered leaf blower being used in the District, which can then result in an enforcement proceeding against the violator. For your awareness, DCRA will be accepting photographic and recorded (video and audio) evidence in support of these citations.
Please plan ahead and prepare for equipment changes that comply with the new law.
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