Welcome to DOEE's Asbestos ePermitting System
This system allows licensed asbestos abatement contractors to submit a notification to the District to receive a District asbestos abatement permit. All asbestos abatement work conducted within the District is subject to the District’s asbestos abatement regulations (20 DCMR 800). This e-notification system does take the place of the federal reporting requirements under the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for asbestos. For NESHAP notification you may still use the Asbestos Notification Form (PDF).
Appropriate fees may be paid via this system. Once a complete notification, including the appropriate fee, is submitted DOEE will review and issue the permit. Final District asbestos abatement permits will be emailed to email address provided by the user. All conditions in the issued permit must be followed. Any issued permit is not transferable, and is only applicable for the dates listed within the permit.
To use this system click "Existing User", enter your user name (email address) and password. If you do not have a user name please select the “New User” button and follow the provided instructions.
DOEE has created templates (attached below) for building owners to use to notify building occupants/tenants of upcoming asbestos abatement work.
Blanket Permit: An asbestos project taking place for longer than 6 months, over the course of a calendar year not to exceed 364 calendar days, or a project where over 100,000 SF of asbestos containing material will be abated. Please note that the language in this letter needs to inform building occupants that work will take place intermittently over an extended period of time if applicable.
Vacancy Notice: This letter is sent to DOEE to request to waive Title 20 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations (DCMR) - Section 800.9 - which requires the owner/operator of a building where planned asbestos abatement is scheduled, to notify the buildings’ occupants at least 30 calendar days prior to the start of any asbestos removal activity. This vacancy waiver will only be granted for a project where building vacancy can be confirmed for the entire building during the entire schedule of abatement.
30 Day Tenant notification: Per Title 20 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations (DCMR) - Section 800.9 - requires the owner/operator of a building where planned asbestos abatement is scheduled, to notify the buildings’ occupants at least 30 calendar days prior to the start of any asbestos removal activity. This letter to occupants needs to include the following information:
- Date of abatement initiation
- Property Name
- Property Address
- A list of all areas/units where abatement is scheduled
- Project duration
- Abatement Company Name
- Building Contact Name, Name of Company, phone number and email address
These templates can be used as a guide however it is the responsibility of the building/property owner to ensure that all pertinent information is included each notice/ waiver and that all District and federal regulations are adhered to.
Variance Requests: Contractors may request a variance to deviate from conventional asbestos abatement removal methods or final sample clearance testing methods for a particular project. During the application process, contractors are required to update the 'Engineering Controls' section of the notification via the DOEE asbestos ePermitting System by checking the 'Clearance Sampling Variance Requested' box and uploading a letter justifying the reason for requesting a deviation from standard abatement and clearance sampling methods. The variance request letter (attached below) must be dated, addressed to DOEE, include the appropriate subject, and provide detailed explanation(s) for the nature of the request. Please note that submitting a variance request successfully is not final confirmation that the request will be approved. Contractors must receive written confirmation of a granted variance request in writing from a member of the Air Quality Division's Asbestos Team before proceeding with applicable deviation.