Arizona Emergency Planning and Response: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Emergency response plans: Arizona Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, Arizona Revised Statutes (AZ Rev. Stat.) 26-341 to 26-348

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Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs): Arizona Administrative Code Rules (AZ Admin. Code R) 8-4-101 to 8-4-110

LEPC responsibilities: AZ Admin. Code R 8-4-103

LEPC plan: AZ Admin. Code R 8-4-105

Grants: AZ Admin. Code R 8-4-110

Emergency reporting:

Hazardous substance release: AZ Admin. Code R 8-4-106

Public water systems:

Emergency operations plan: AZ Admin. Code R 18-4-204

Generators and treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) responsibilities: AZ Admin. Code R 18-8-262 and AZ Admin. Code R 18-8-265

Oil and gas accidents: AZ Admin. Code R 12-7-120

Regulatory Agencies

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Waste Programs Division Emergency Response Unit

Arizona Emergency Response Commission (AZERC) Division of Emergency Management


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 9

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Arizona generally follows the federal rules for emergency planning and response activities to prevent hazardous substance releases and oil spills, chemical accidents, and other emergencies, with additional state notification requirements. See the state section RELEASE NOTIFICATION for additional information. See the national sections COMMUNITY RIGHT TO KNOW and EMERGENCY PLANNING AND RESPONSE for federal requirements.

The ADEQ follows the federal contingency plan rules for generators and hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities with additional notification ...

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State Requirements

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Arizona Emergency Planning and Response Resources

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