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Provide comments on DOEE's Stormwater Retrofit Plan which establishes performance metrics for storm drain retrofit projects. 

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DOEE recognizes that a sustainable future will ensure equity and prosperity for every District resident.

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Who in our community is building a greener, more sustainable future? Nominate a business, school, organization or individual!

UPDATE: The Affordable Solar program closed on September 30, 2016. Please continue to check back for updates on solar initiatives in the District of Columbia.

UPDATE: Thank you for your interest in the Small Business Solar Pilot program. The program is currently fully subscribed through the end of September 30, 2016. Please continue to check back for further updates.

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The EPA approved a joint Total Maximum Daily Load to limit trash in the Anacostia River in the District of Columbia and Maryland.

The Urban Forestry Advisory Council was created in the Tree Canopy Protection Amendment Act of 2016.

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Review the procedures, protocols, training opporunities and guidance documents for underground storage tanks.

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Review the requirements, protocals and procedures for participation in the Voluntary Cleanup Program. 

Vegetation In the District

The District, a fully developed, urban city, still hosts many green spaces, with a variety of vegetation types.  There are large natural areas covered by undeveloped forests, avenues lined by majestic willow oaks, neighborhood parks with shade trees and community gardens, wetlands filled wit

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DOEE ensure the success of the Vehicle Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Program by reviewing data collection procedures, calibrating instruments, reviewing the training certification for emissions inspectors, and conducting station performance reviews. 

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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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Anyone who qualifies to enter the VRAP Program (not an owner or responsible party of LUST site/facility), may complete the VRAP Application Package and submit it to DDOE,

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Clean water is essential for human and animal life, for commerce and industry, and for recreation. DOEE administers several programs dedicated to improving water quality within the District.

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Water Quality

The mission of the Water Quality Division is to restore and protect the surface and ground waters of the District of Columbia. 

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Review the legal standards and regulations that support water quality, stormwater management, and watershed protection in the District.

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The District's Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP) explains how DC will achieve and maintain the water quality benefits outlined in the Bay TMDL.

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DDOE's Watershed Protection Division (WPD) protects and restores the environmental health of our watersheds through stormwater management and sediment and erosion control regulations.

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The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) provides technical and financial assistance to help low-income residents reduce their energy bills by making their homes more energy efficient.