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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.

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

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Utility Affordability Programs

DOEE can help you with your energy and utility bills. Discounts on Your Utility Bills

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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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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.  

DOEE’s Wetland Mapping Project is an immense boots-on-the-ground effort to:

Wildlife Control in the District

The District is a densely populated city that is also home to a wide assortment of wildlife. Occasionally, these two populations interact and sometimes it isn’t welcomed.

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DOEE’s Fisheries and Wildlife Division works to enhance wildlife populations and conserve sensitive species by protecting them and by improving their habitat.