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BEPS Program Rulemaking and Public Comments

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DOEE publishes draft rules for public comment in the DC Register. DOEE reviews and considers all comments received, and if substantial changes are needed, publishes another draft. Otherwise, DOEE publishes final rules. The final rules are then included in the DC Municipal Regulations.

DOEE has published both proposed and final rules related to the BEPS Program in the DC Register. The final rules are or will be located in Title 20 of the DCMR at 3517-3521 (BEPS Compliance Regulations) and 3530 (2021 BEPS Establishment Regulations). The 2021 BEPS Establishment Regulations are final.

DOEE has published both a second proposed version of the BEPS Compliance Regulations in the DC Register and the draft Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS) Compliance and Enforcement Guidebook for Compliance Cycle 1 at the link below on July 23, 2021. Both documents have a 30 day public comment period.

All persons desiring to comment on BEPS Compliance Regulations should submit comments no later than thirty (30) days after publication in the D.C. Register. Comments should be clearly marked “Public Comments: BEPS Compliance Regulations” and filed with DOEE, Benchmarking, 1200 First Street, N.E., 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20002, Attention: Building Performance and Enforcement Branch, or e-mailed to [email protected].

Additionally, all persons desiring to comment on the draft BEPS Compliance and Enforcement Guidebook for Compliance Cycle 1 should submit comments no later than thirty (30) days after publication of notice in the D.C. Register. Comments should be clearly marked “Public Comments: BEPS Guidebook” and filed with DOEE, Benchmarking, 1200 First Street, N.E., 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20002, Attention: Building Performance and Enforcement Branch, or e-mailed to [email protected].

Please note: All comments will be treated as public documents and will be made available for public viewing on the Department’s website at www.doee.dc.gov. If a comment is sent by e-mail, the e-mail address will automatically be captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public record and made available on the Department’s website.

Links to all the rulemakings, public comments received, and associated guidance documents can be found below.

BEPS Compliance Regulations (20 DCMR 3517 – 3521)

2021 BEPS Establishment Regulations (20 DCMR 3530)

Guidance and Forms

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