Arizona Environmental Impact Statement regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Arizona Environmental Impact Statement: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Arizona Environmental Quality Act, Arizona Revised Statutes 49-101

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Water Infrastructure Finance Authority of Arizona (WIFA) Environmental review: Arizona Administrative Code Rules (AZ Admin. Code R) 18-15-106

Categorical exclusion: AZ Admin. Code R 18-15-106(B) and AZ Admin. Code R 18-15-106(C)

Review process: AZ Admin. Code R 18-15-106(D) to 18-15-106(H)

Regulatory Agencies

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ)

Water Infrastructure Finance Authority of Arizona (WIFA)

Arizona Game and Fish Department (AGFD)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. An environmental impact statement (EIS) may be required by ADEQ during an environmental review. ADEQ requires an environmental review when designing or constructing a water treatment works, and may require a similar review, on a case-by-case basis, for other proposed projects that could have a significant impact on the environment. See the national section ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT for more information.

Administration and enforcement. ADEQ administers and enforces the state requirements for environmental review. WIFA is an independent agency of the state authorized to finance the construction, rehabilitation, and/or improvement of drinking water, wastewater, wastewater reclamation, and other water quality facilities/projects. WIFA administers the environmental assessment procedures for impacts of the design or construction of water infrastructure works. AGFD administers the Project Evaluation Program, which provides information concerning environmental impacts associated with specific projects ...


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