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DDOE Issues Interim Policy on Groundwater Protection

Monday, January 12, 2009

Media Contact: Alan Heymann (202) 741-2136

Washington, DC -- George Hawkins, director of the District Department of the Environment (DDOE), has issued an interim policy clarifying DDOE's approach to groundwater protection.

The directive charges the DDOE Water Quality Division with the task of refining a comprehensive strategy for protecting the District’s groundwater; focuses on applying the groundwater criteria in 20 DCMR 7201.2 during the Environmental Impact Statement Form (EISF) process; and clarifies the scope of DDOE’s review under the EISF regulations.