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Summary of District of Columbia Laws


"D.C. Environmental Policy Act of 1989"

D.C. Code Ann. § 8-101.01 et seq.

DCMR Chapter 20-72 Environmental Policy Act Regulations

The Law: This Act includes the environmental measures listed below, whose overall purpose if to promote the health, safety and welfare of District residents and to preserve and protect the environment, including the required use of environmental impact statements.

Cross Reference: See the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. § 4321 et seq. Also see other federal environmental laws including: Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA) as amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) , 42 U.S.C. §§ 9601 et seq.; Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 7401 et seq.; Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. §§ 1251 et seq.




DC Environmental Impact Screening Form 

District Dept of Energy and the Environment

DC Regulating Hazardous Waste



updated 9/5/17 AAS