Governing Law and Regulations
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ)
Arizona Department of Agriculture (AZDA)
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Arizona generally follows the federal financial responsibility requirements for hazardous waste and underground storage tank (UST) facilities, with additional requirements for pesticide businesses, solid waste facilities, and as a condition for individual aquifer protection permits. See the national section FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY for federal rule guidance.
• Administration and enforcement. The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state’s financial responsibility requirements for facilities that must obtain aquifer protection permits, hazardous waste and solid waste facilities, and UST facilities. The Arizona Department of Agriculture (AZDA) administers and enforces the state pest control business financial responsibility requirements.
In Arizona, there are several financial assurance mechanisms that owners or operators may use alone, or in combination, to demonstrate that they meet financial responsibility requirements sufficient to cover costs of cleanup of environmental damage caused by a spill or a leak and third-party claims of personal injury or property damage.
Although specific rules should be ...