DC Public Law 8-36, the Environmental Policy Act of 1989, requires that all District of Columbia agencies consider the environmental impact of all proposed major actions before issuing any approvals for them.
Building permit applicants are required to submit an Environmental Intake Form (EIF) with their application to determine if an Environmental Impact Screening (EIS) is required. If an Environmental Impact Screening is required, an interagency review team will look over the applicants' Environmental Impact Screening Form (EISF) and make a determination. This process takes approximately 30 days.
All forms, regulations and maps relevant to the Environmental Review Process are located below. They are also available at the Permit Center, 1100 4th Street, SW, Second Floor. Please take the time to read and understand these materials. Remember, no permit will be issued until the environmental review process has been completed.