DOEE protects DC residents, visitors, and the natural environment by reducing the concentration of pollutants in the outdoor air.
Review the regulations and laws related to air quality, pollution control, asbestos abatement and vehicle emmissions.
Though lead has proven to be a very useful substance, exposure to lead causes serious adverse health effects.
DOEE provides current water conditions of the Anacostia River and Potomac River, including temperature, Dissolved Oxygen (DO), pH, depth, chlorophyll, and turbidity.
The Anacostia River Watershed is approximately 176 square miles (456 sq. km.) in area and roughly 25% of its land area lies in the District. The river is the focus of large-scale restoration efforts.
The District of Columbia and State of Maryland have agreed to use the Anacostia river as a model of how to reduce trash and move toward a trash free Potomac Watershed.
AREC is an aquarium and aquatic education center located minutes from Capitol Hill in Anacostia Park.
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Fact Sheet contains the following information on arsenic.
To get a permit, submit an Asbestos Notification Form with the appropriate fee payment.
The District’s Asbestos Abatement Program ensures that asbestos removal contractors protect their own health and safety, and the health and safety of building occupants and the general public.
DOEE Citizen Science Initiatives
DC residents can learn more about the wildlife by participating in national and regional citizen science initiatives that provide hands on experience watching and monitoring plants and wildlife.
It is illegal to sell, use, or permit the use of coal tar pavement products in the District of Columbia.
All land disturbing activity unless specifically exempted from the soil erosion and sedimentation control regulations, require a DCRA building permit.
This DC Clean Marina Partnership promotes environmental stewardship, waste minimization and pollution prevention at marinas, clubs and boatyards.
A road map that will lay the foundation for District-wide implementation and integration of environmental education into the K-12 curriculum.