Arizona Contingency Plan regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Arizona Contingency Plan: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Contingency plan rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): Arizona Administrative Code Rules (AZ Admin. Code R) 18-8-264(A), AZ Admin. Code R 18-8-264(G), AZ Admin. Code R 18-8-265(A), and AZ Admin. Code R 18-8-265(G) (interim status)

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Contingency plan rules for hazardous waste large quantity generators: AZ Admin. Code R 18-8-262(A)

Notification requirements: AZ Admin. Code R 18-8-264(G) and AZ Admin. Code R 18-8-265(G) (interim status)

Regulatory Agency

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Waste Programs 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 by reference the federal contingency plan requirements and added an emergency notification requirement.

Administration and enforcement. The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality's (ADEQ) Waste Programs Division administers and enforces the contingency plan requirements in Arizona.

State Requirements


AZ Admin. Code R 18-8-264(G) and AZ Admin. Code R 18-8-265(G) (interim status)

Once a contingency plan has been implemented, the federal rules require the emergency coordinator to immediately notify either the National Response Center at 800-424-8802 or the government official designated as the on-scene coordinator for that geographical area. In addition, Arizona requires that the emergency coordinator immediately notify the ADEQ at 602-771-2330 or 800-234-5677, Ext. 771-2330.

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