Arizona Pollution Prevention regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Arizona Pollution Prevention: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reporting: Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), 42 USC 11001 to 11050 and regulations at 40 CFR 372

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Pollution prevention (P2): Arizona Revised Statutes (AZ Rev. Stat.) 49-961 to 49-973

Toxic Data Report: AZ Rev. Stat. 49-962

Pollution prevention (P2) plans: AZ Rev. Stat. 49-963

Plan contents: AZ Rev. Stat. 49-963 and AZ Rev. Stat. 49-964

State agency plans: AZ Rev. Stat. 49-972 and AZ Rev. Stat. 49-973

Regulatory Agencies

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

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 has established its own P2 program that requires certain industrial facilities that produce hazardous waste or use toxic substances to file an annual P2 plan. For additional information about EPA's federal P2 program, see the national section POLLUTION PREVENTION.

Administration and enforcement. ADEQ's Sustainability Programs Unit administers and enforces P2 requirements in Arizona.

State Requirements


AZ Rev. Stat. 49-962

Arizona requires the following facilities to file a Toxic Data Report with the ADEQ by July 1 for the preceding calendar year:

  • Facilities required to file an annual TRI report under EPCRA Section 313
  • Facilities that generate an average of 1 kilogram (kg) per month of acutely hazardous waste or an average of 1,000 kg per month of hazardous waste in a calendar year

The annual toxic data report must include:

  • A P2 Plan Annual Progress Report on completion of specific ...

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Governing Law and Regulations
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Comparison: State vs. Federal
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