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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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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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On average, Americans produce 4.6 pounds of waste each day or 1,679 pounds per year!   Learn to reduce waste and help the environment.

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DDOE 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

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DOEE offers a series of rebates for homeowners to install their own trees, rain barrels, or rain gardens or remove impervious surfaces from their property.

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Obtain an NPDES discharge permit in order to discharge storm water from the separate storm sewer system in the District.

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Skip the Bag, Save the River

DC's "Bag Law" is intended to change consumer behavior by encouraging District residents to use reusable bags, thereby reducing bag pollution in waterways.

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The Small Business Assistance Program (SBAP) helps small businesses understand and comply with air quality regulations.

Smarter DC Challenge

The Smarter DC Challenge is a no-cost green business engagement program that will create a culture of sustainability in the District by transforming one thousand businesses, organizations, and institutions into sustainability stewards and champions by 2020.

As a SmartWay® Affiliate, the District encourages freight

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Soil erosion and sediment control minimizes erosion and prevents sediment pollution from entering the Potomac River, the Anacostia River, their tributaries and the District's sewer system. 

Solar for All is the District of Columbia’s new solar energy initiative, established by the Renewable Portfolio Standard Expansion Amendment Act of 2016.

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Update: Solar Works DC is now recruiting for the Fall 2017 cohort! Read More>>

Five Easy Steps to Going Solar in DC:

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DDOE works with the US Department of Defense to provide technical review and guidance for installation restoration projects at active military sites and formerly used defense sites in the District .

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DOEE works with the Stormwater Advisory Panel and the Technical Working Group to effectively reduce stormwater throughout the City.