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.
Controlling Air Pollution
The District of Columbia’s main air pollution control law focuses on reducing emissions from a variety of sources, including industrial and commercial buildings, vehicles, and building construction. According to these laws, emission reduction plans are published and permits are issued following the plans.
Title 20 District Municipal Regulations:
- 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
- Chapter 15 - General and Transportation Conformity
Recent Laws and Regulations: