Apply for certification and licensing for air pollution, hazardous substances, water quality.
The District offers a vast amount of environmental data for interested researchers and residents to access.
The environment is intrinsically tied to public health. And so, at the District Department of the Environment (DDOE), our work revolves around maintaining the health and safety of our residents.
The District Department of the Environment offers a number of interactive maps for your review
DOEE educates students, teachers, and residents about the connections between their personal actions and the health of their surroundings.
Business owners, managers, and employees need to comply with the District's environmental regulations and evaluate the environmental impact of your operations, products and services.
The District law requires that all children get screened for lead exposure at both 1 and 2 years of age.
The District’s Fertilizer Law took effect on April 20, 2013, and is formally known as the Anacostia River Clean Up and Protection Fertilizer Act of 2012.
OEEJ implements DOEE’s Environmental Justice Program, and serves as the agency contact for environmental enforcement matters.
Whether you fish or simply enjoy the beauty and importance of the District’s wild animals, wildlife matters. DOEE’s Fisheries and Wildlife Division is the guardian of the District's wildlife resources.
The ability to better protect, conserve, and enhance fisheries and wildlife resources is crucial for our native species.
Flood insurance provides a better alternative to disaster aid, and helps reduce the rising costs of restoring flood-damaged buildings and their contents after a flood.
DOEE coordinates the District's participation in the National Flood Insurance Program, and works with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and District agencies on implementation.
You should check the floodplain maps to ensure that you are maintaining proper insurance coverage for your property.
Building Permits protect the residents, their families, communities, and buildings by ensuring all proposed work complies with current codes, standards, ordinances and construction techniques.
The Food Service Packaging Requirements began on January 1, 2017.
The District’s Foam Ban took effect on January 1, 2016.
If you see a business using non-compliant products,
DOEE and partners will be hosting free blood lead screenings throughout the summer.