Governing Law and Regulations
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Waste Programs Division
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Arizona has adopted by reference the federal contingency plan requirements and added an emergency notification requirement.
• Administration and enforcement. The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality's (ADEQ) Waste Programs Division administers and enforces the contingency plan requirements in Arizona.
AZ Admin. Code R 18-8-264(G) and AZ Admin. Code R 18-8-265(G) (interim status)
Once a contingency plan has been implemented, the federal rules require the emergency coordinator to immediately notify either the National Response Center at 800-424-8802 or the government official designated as the on-scene coordinator for that geographical area. In addition, Arizona requires that the emergency coordinator immediately notify the ADEQ at 602-771-2330 or 800-234-5677, Ext. 771-2330.