By promoting low impact development, green building, riverfront restoration, transit options and walkable neighborhoods, Washington DC is a leader in environmentally sensitive policies.
The DOEE team promotes public and environmental health by implementing and enforcing District and Federal laws and regulations.
Lead is a powerful neurotoxin. Exposure to lead can damage the brain, injure other soft tissues and organs, and interfere with the formation of blood. Exposure to enough lead can even kill.
DOEE wants to ensure that District of Columbia residents are informed about issues concerning the lead safety of its drinking water.
Anyone engaged in eliminating lead-based paint hazards must abide by a set of work practices described in the new law and must at minimum be trained in lead-safe work practices.
Accreditation, certification and permitting protects humans and the environment.
Branches of the Lead and Healthy Housing Division are responsible for ensuring lead poisoning prevention and professional accreditation, certification and permitting.
Our city continues to work steadily toward a more sustainable DC and is leading other cities in the area of urban sustainability.
Non-point Source Pollution Grant (319 Grant) Annual Report
Certification applications are available for businesses and individual contractors who wish to provide UST services to DC.
We work daily to protect the environment in which its people live, work and play.
You can pay In-Lieu Fee (ILF) to DOEE to satisfy your Off-Site Retention Volume (Offv). DOEE recommends that projects use Stormwater Retention Credits (SRCs) instead of paying ILF.
Get information on how to obtain a Pesticide License in Washington DC.
DDOE's pesticide program aims to protect human health and the environment from risks resulting from pesticide production, registration, distribution, use and disposal.
Review the regulations for use of pesticides and the requirements for communicating with District citizens.