Arizona Spill Prevention (SPCC Plan) regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Arizona Spill Prevention (SPCC Plan): What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agencies
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Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Water Quality Division

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 9

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Arizona has not established any state-specific spill prevention plan requirements in addition to the federal Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) plan regulations. See the national section SPILL PREVENTION—SPCC PLAN for more information on the federal SPCC regulations.

Used oil transporters in the state may be subject to the federal SPCC plan requirements. See the state section USED OIL MANAGEMENT for more information. The state also issues general permits for aquifer protection that have provisions that allow the utilization of all or parts of an applicable SPCC plan into the Best Management Practices Plan required by the permit.

Administration and enforcement. EPA's Region 9 is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the federal SPCC plan requirements in Arizona. The ADEQ is responsible for issuing and enforcing requirements for general permits for aquifer protection in the state.

State Requirements


AZ Admin. Code R 18-9-C301

Arizona has a general permit for aquifer protection that addresses dry wells that drain areas where hazardous substances are used, stored, loaded, or treated.

The permittee may substitute any SPCC plan, facility response plan, or National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Stormwater ...

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