Arizona Training regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Arizona Training: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations


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Prescribed burning: Arizona Administrative Code Rules (AZ Admin. Code R) 18-2-1512


Pest control advisors: AZ Admin. Code R 3-3-207

Private and commercial applicators: AZ Admin. Code R 3-3-208

Handlers and workers: AZ Admin. Code R 3-3-1003


Drinking water: AZ Admin. Code R 18-5-101 to 18-5-116

Wastewater: AZ Admin. Code R 18-5-101 to 18-5-116

Storage tanks:

Underground storage tank (UST) operators: Arizona Revised Statutes (AZ Rev. Stat.) 49-1083

Tank service providers: AZ Admin. Code R 18-12-801 to 18-12-809

Regulatory Agencies

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ)

Industrial Commission of Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH)

Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT)

Arizona Department of Agriculture (ADOA) Environmental Services 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 training requirements for workers conducting prescribed burns and for pesticide workers that are stricter than the federal rules. The state has adopted its own certification requirements for wastewater treatment plant and collection system operators and drinking water system operators. The state also requires all underground storage tank (UST) service providers to be certified and three classes of UST operators to be trained. See the Table for state-specific training requirements.

Arizona is a "state plan" state; that is, it has its own federally approved occupational safety and health plan, the Arizona Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1972 (AOSHA). The training requirements set forth in AOSHA are the same as the ...

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