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Air Quality Control Regulations

Controlling Air Pollution

The District of Columbia’s main air pollution control law focuses on reducing emissions from a variety of sources, including industrial and commercial buildings, vehicles, and building construction. According to these laws, emission reduction plans are published and permits are issued following the plans.

Title 20 District Municipal Regulations:

Recent Laws and Regulations:

  • Question and Answer Session - Amendments to Nuisance Odor Requirements - Friday January 28, 2022 at 3:00 PM
    At the request of stakeholders, DOEE will be hosting a question and answer session on the proposed amendments to its Nuisance Odor Requirements. In this session DOEE staff will walk through the proposed amendments and answer any questions stakeholders have about the proposed rulemaking. DOEE will not be accepting comments at this meeting and any comments should be sent to [email protected] by January 31.

The meeting can be joined via webex: 

Meeting link >>
Meeting number: 2314 747 6690
Password: utRepRyk223

Join by phone:

+1-202-860-2110 United States Toll (Washington D.C.)
1-650-479-3208 Call-in number (US/Canada)
Access code: 2314 747 6690

  • Notice of Comment Period for Proposed Rulemaking - Amendments to Nuisance Odor Requirements
    Notice is hereby given that proposed regulations for “Amendments to Nuisance Odor Requirements” are open for public comment. The proposal would require stationary sources in three categories to develop Odor Control Plans in order to reduce the impact of nuisance odors on District residents and visitors .  All comments must be submitted and received by 4:30 PM Monday, January 31, 2022. Read More>>

- EPA’s Plain English Guide to the Clean Air Act

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