District businesses selling food or alcohol are required to charge $.05 for each disposable paper or plastic carryout bag. Find out about DC's Bag Law.
Air Quality Law and Regulations
In 1970, Congress passed the Clean Air Act (CAA) to give the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the authority to clean the air. EPA works with states and the District as co-regulators to implement the CAA and subsequent CAA amendments (CAAA).
The District of Columbia Air Pollution Control Act of 1984 was established to “develop a comprehensive program for the control and prevention of air pollution in the District.” The Act was replaced with the Air Quality Amendment Act of 2014. The following air quality regulations implement the District’s air quality control law.
- Chapter 1 - General
- Chapter 2 - General and Non-attainment Area Permits
- Chapter 3 - Operating Permits and Acid Rain Programs
- Chapter 4 - Ambient Monitoring and Emergency Procedures
- Chapter 5 - Source Monitoring and Testing
- Chapter 6 - Particulates
- Chapter 7 - Volatile Organic Compounds
- Chapter 8 - Asbestos, Sulfur, Nitrogen Oxides, and Lead
- Chapter 9 - Motor Vehicular Pollutants, Lead, Odors, and Nuisance Pollutants
- Chapter 10 - Nitrogen Oxides Emissions Budget Program
- Chapters 11 to 14 - Reserved
- Chapter 15 - General and Transportation Conformity
- Chapters 16 to 20 - Reserved