Governing Law and Regulations
Accidental release and risk management program: 40 CFR 68
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 9
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Air Quality Division
Maricopa County Environmental Services Department Air Quality Division
Pima County Air Quality Control District
Pinal County Air Quality Control District
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Neither ADEQ nor any of the local regulatory agencies is seeking delegation of the risk management program. Facilities required to develop a risk management program and submit a risk management plan (RMP) should follow the federal program. For more information, see the national section RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAM.
For Title V sources required to develop an RMP, the requirements of the plan will be included in the facility's Title V operating permit as applicable requirements. Such sources are responsible for certifying compliance with the requirements of the risk management program as part of the annual Title V operating permit compliance certification. For more information, see the national section TITLE V.
• Administration and enforcement. EPA Region 9 will be implementing the risk management program in Arizona. ADEQ and the local regulatory agencies are responsible for checking that Title V sources have submitted a plan as required and for drafting a Title V operating permit containing the applicable risk management program requirements.