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Cold Emergency Activated: Additional services and supports are available for residents experiencing homelessness.
If you see someone in need of shelter, call 311 or (202) 399-7093.
If someone is in immediate danger, call 911.

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You can pay In-Lieu Fee (ILF) to DOEE to satisfy your Off-Site Retention Volume (Offv). However, DOEE recommends that projects use Stormwater Retention Credits (SRCs) instead of paying ILF.

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Get information on how to obtain a Pesticide License in Washington DC.

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DDOE's pesticide program aims to protect human health and the environment from risks resulting from pesticide production, registration, distribution, use and disposal.

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Review the regulations for use of pesticides and the requirements for communicating with District citizens.

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Learn about DOEE's plans and commitments for environmental improvements throughout the Distric.

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Information for property managers on the proper management of spent compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), fluorescent light bulbs, and batteries.

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DC PACE provides an attractive financing solution that will help District property owners implement energy efficiency improvements.


Winter weather brings its own set of environmental challenges to the District. As snow and ice accumulate it becomes contaminated with salt, litter, dirt, and other pollutants.

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District residents can obtain a free radon test kit to reduce prolonged exposure to harmful levels of radon in the home. 

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Eligible households may receive assistance towards their energy bill between $250 and $1,500 as a one-time Regular Energy Assistance benefit. 

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The Utility Discount Programs helps eligible, low-income District residents reduce their utility costs

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Learn the facts and get resources about how the presence of waste and hazardous materials in our environment has consequences that cut across a number of environmental issues. 

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Facts and resources for DC businesses about recycling waste and hazardous materials in the District.

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Registering For An EPA ID NumberDDOE regulations require, facilities generating Hazardous Waste, Universal Waste, or used oil must register for an EPA ID number.

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The Toxic Substances Division of the Environmental Services Administration oversees areas related to air quality, hazardous waste, lead, pesticides, and underground storage tanks.

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DOEE offers a variety of resources to DC businesses and residents, including data, maps, permit applications, grants and funding opportunties and careers.

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DOEE encourages all District businesses to incorporate sound environmental policies and practices in their daily operations. 

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DOEE works tirelessly to ensure that District residents have the resources they need to incorporate environmentally friendly practices in their day-to-day activities