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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.

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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. 

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DOEE works hard to build, sustain, and improve the District's capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate flood hazards.

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You should check the floodplain maps to ensure that you are maintaining proper insurance coverage for your property.

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Building Permits protect the residents, their families, communities, and buildings by ensuring all proposed work complies with current codes, standards, ordinances and construction techniques.

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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,

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New requirements for single-use plastic straws and stirrers began on January 1, 2019. Fines for single-use plastic straws and stirrers begins July 1, 2019.

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DOEE and partners will be hosting free blood lead screenings throughout the summer.

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FrogWatch

New Volunteers: Attend a Training Session

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 Conserving fuel will lessen the impact of higher oil prices and our country's reliance on foreign oil imports, help the nation's economy, and improve the environment.

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Obtain a license from any one of the many fishing license vendors in the District.

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DOEE is responsible for ensuring compliance of both District and federal laws, inspecting DC workplaces, worksites, and retail establishments that sell, store, or use pesticides.

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RiverSmart

DOEE’s RiverSmart programs help to reduce stormwater runoff that harms the District’s waterways and the Chesapeake Bay.

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The Green Area Ratio sets standards for landscape and site design to help reduce stormwater runoff, improve air quality, and keep the city cooler.

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These tips highlight steps that tread more lightly on our Earth through more energy-efficient technologies, the use of less or non-toxic materials, and other environmentally beneficial methods.

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The District is a national leader in green building which supports the Sustainable DC Plan.

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Green Zone Environmental Program (GZEP), one of the largest green jobs training programs for youth in the nation.

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GreenWrench Technical Assistance

The GreenWrench Technical Assistance Program provides free pollution prevention guidance and training to District mechanics and auto body shops. This voluntary, grant-funded program is offered free of charge.

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The Habitat Restoration Program plans, funds, and oversees activities that will protect and restore river, stream and wetland habitats in the District of Columbia.

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