Governing Law and Regulations
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ)
Arizona Emergency Response Commission (AZERC)
Arizona Department of Agriculture (AZDA)
Arizona Department of Homeland Security (AZDOHS)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 9
Local emergency planning committees (LEPC)
Local fire and police departments
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Arizona's requirements concerning security for air toxics are covered in the state's accidental release prevention program, which follows the federal program. See the national sections RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAM and SECURITY for more information.
Public water suppliers in Arizona must comply with the federal Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002. In addition, Arizona's drinking water rules require all community water systems, regardless of size, to develop and maintain an emergency operations plan. The plan must address several issues associated with maintaining water service within a system during an emergency.
The state also provides guidance and direction for security at wastewater treatment facilities.
• Administration and enforcement. Arizona Department of Agriculture (AZDA) administers and enforces the requirements covering pesticide application, applicator licensing, ...