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Proposed Amendments to the 2013 Stormwater Rule


In the five and a half years since the finalization of the 2013 Rule on Stormwater Management and Soil Erosion and Sediment Control (2013 Stormwater Rule), the Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) has learned from its implementation of the regulations. On February 15, 2019, DOEE proposed amendments to the District’s stormwater management regulations to provide compliance flexibility and exemptions for projects that have been disproportionately burdened by compliance, to improve environmental outcomes through updates to the Stormwater Retention Credit (SRC) program, and to update review fees and processes. 

Understanding the Regulatory Change 

You may find the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the District of Columbia Register (D.C. Register).

Submitting comments on the proposed amendments 

DOEE will accept comments on the proposed amendments until 4:30pm on April 1, 2019. To comment, you may 

  • Mail or hand-deliver comments to: 
    Department of Energy and Environment 
    Attention: DOEE Stormwater Management and Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Regulations  
    1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor 
    Washington, DC 20002 
  • Email comments to James Dunbar at [email protected] with the subject indicated as “DOEE Stormwater Management and Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Regulations”
  • Attend a public hearing at DOEE on March 20 at 4pm. Sign up online or contact Regan Wilhelm at [email protected] or (202) 671-5004 by 4pm on March 19th if you wish to present testimony 
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