The purpose of this handbook is to promote appropriate, consistent, and timely evaluations of compliance and initiation of enforcement by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality. This handbook describes a uniform system for pursuing and escalating enforcement. It serves as a road map for new ADEQ compliance and enforcement staff, and a desk reference for those with more experience. It also provides guidance to those local authorities that have undertaken compliance and enforcement responsibilities through a delegation agreement with ADEQ. All of the concepts within ADEQ’s Compliance and Enforcement Policy, along with a number of other ADEQ compliance and enforcement related policies, have been incorporated into this handbook either explicitly or through the development of boilerplate.
This handbook describes the fleet station permitting process, the types of permits and inspector licenses that are issued, required inspection equipment and equipment maintenance, inspection procedures for specific classes of vehicles, and record keeping procedures. The handbook was developed from laws and regulations found in Arizona Revised Statutes Title 49, Chapter 3, Article 5, and Arizona Administrative Code, Title 18, Chapter 2, Article 10.
This handbook describes the fleet emissions inspection station requirements for all entities other than licensed motor vehicle dealers. Contained within are: Summarizations of the fleet emissions inspection station permitting and inspector licensing processes; lists of required inspection equipment and equipment maintenance/calibration standards; inspection procedures for specific classes of vehicles; record keeping procedures. The handbook was developed from laws and regulations found in Arizona Revised Statutes Title 49, Chapter 3, Article 5, and Arizona Administrative Code, Title 18, Chapter 2, Article 10.
This handbook describes the requirements for a licensed motor vehicle dealer to operate a fleet emissions inspection station. Contained within are: Summarizations of the fleet emissions inspection station permitting and inspector licensing processes; lists of required inspection equipment and equipment maintenance/calibration standards; inspection procedures for specific classes of vehicles; record keeping procedures. The inspection procedures outlined in this handbook apply to vehicles specifically held for retail sale. Vehicles other than those held for retail sale (parts truck, courtesy van, loaner vehicle) must be inspected at an official state emissions inspection station. Because dealers typically do not own the required equipment and apply for a permit to inspect diesel powered vehicles, this handbook does not address their inspection. The handbook was developed from laws and regulations found in Arizona Revised Statutes Title 49, Chapter 3, Article 5, and Arizona Administrative Code, Title 18, Chapter 2, Article 10.
In March 2000, Governor Jane Hull convened the Brown Cloud Summit to examine methods to improve visibility in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. As part of this Summit, a Visibility Standards Subcommittee was established to recommend methods for measuring visible air quality and tracking improvements in visible air quality over time. Based on its research, the Visibility Standards Subcommittee recommended that a visibility index be established through a public survey process representative of a cross-section of residents. Acting on the recommendation, ADEQ established the Visibility Index Oversight Committee. The Committee’s goal was to coordinate the involvement of Phoenix-area residents in the development of a visibility index.
The Arizona Legislature established ADEQ as the state’s environmental regulatory agency under the Environmental Quality Act of 1986. Its mission is to protect and enhance public health and the environment in Arizona. The department achieves this mission by administering our state’s environmental laws and delegated federal programs to prevent pollution of our air, water and land, and to clean up such pollution when it occurs. The department’s organizational structure is composed of four programmatic divisions that fulfill our environmental protection mission in the areas of air quality, water quality, waste programs, and tank programs.
The Upper Hassayampa groundwater basin covers approximately 787 square miles within Maricopa and Yavapai counties and is located about 60 miles northwest of Phoenix. The basin is characterized by mid-elevation mountains and had an estimated population of 10,479 in 2000. The largest population center is the Town of Wickenburg. Other communities include Congress and Groom Creek. Low-intensity livestock grazing is the predominant land use and most ranches have limited acreages of irrigated pasture to raise additional animal feed. There are no surface water diversions or impoundments besides small stock ponds within the basin. Groundwater is the only source for public water supply, domestic, irrigation and industrial purposes. Public water supply uses the most groundwater in the basin.
The Aravaipa Canyon groundwater basin covers approximately 517 square miles in southeastern Arizona within Graham and Pinal counties. Largely undeveloped, the remote basin has an estimated 135 residents and includes the community of Klondyke. Low-intensity livestock grazing is the predominant land use although there are some irrigated fields and orchards along Aravaipa Creek. Historic mining activity resulted in the creation of the Klondyke Tailings Water Quality Assurance Revolving Fund site in 1998. Groundwater is used for all domestic purposes within the basin as well as most irrigation and stock water supplies. Irrigation uses the most groundwater in the basin.
An update to the Flagstaff Regional Plan 2030 (FRP30), to bring its Road Network Illustration (Map 25) into compliance with Arizona Revised Statute requirements and to resolve inconsistencies between Map 25 and parts of the Flagstaff City Code. This update does not alter the intent of FRP30; it is only concerned with correcting errors, removing legal vulnerability, and improving the readability of FRP30.
A five-year assessment of ADEQ's ambient air quality monitoring network, providing a broader view of topics than is found in the complementary annual network monitoring plans that ADEQ produces.