Governing Law and Regulations
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ)
Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Arizona does not have a property transfer law that requires DEQ to certify the condition of property before a real estate transfer may take place. However, Arizona does have rules that require hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) owners and operators to disclose certain information about the facility when it is closed. This information is available for public review and is intended to help answer questions from future property buyers about the history of a particular piece of property.
The state has also established property transfer requirements for on-site wastewater treatment facilities, sites where biosolids application has occurred, and sites where soil has been remediated. Developers of certain subdivisions must meet the requirements of the state water supply programs in order to market and sell such properties.
• Administration and enforcement. ADEQ administers and enforces the property transfer requirements for TSDFs, on-site wastewater treatment facilities, biosolids application sites, and ...