Arizona Hazardous Waste Generators regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Arizona Hazardous Waste Generators: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Rules for generators of hazardous waste: Arizona Administrative Code Rules (AZ Admin. Code R) 18-8-262

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Annual registration requirements and fees: Arizona Revised Statutes (AZ Rev. Stat.) 49-929, AZ Rev. Stat. 49-931, AZ Rev. Stat. 49-932, and AZ Admin. Code R 18-8-260(M)

Small quantity generator emergency response: AZ Admin. Code R 18-8-262(F)

Ignitable, reactive, or incompatible waste: AZ Admin. Code R 18-8-262(M)

Pollution prevention: AZ Rev. Stat. 49-962 and AZ Rev. Stat. 49-963

Substitution of agency responsibilities: AZ Admin. Code R 18-8-262(H) and AZ Admin. Code R 18-8-262(I)

Regulatory Agency

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Waste Programs Division

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Arizona adopts by reference the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective in Arizona as of March 1, 2019. Arizona has additional standards for large quantity generators (LQGs) and small quantity generators (SQGs) but no additional requirements for very small quantity generators (VSQGs).

Administration and enforcement. The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) administers and enforces the generator rules in Arizona

State Requirements


AZ Rev. Stat. 49-929, AZ Rev. Stat. 49-931, AZ Rev. Stat. 49-932, and AZ Admin. Code R 18-8-260(M)

Annual registration. All LQGs and SQGs are required to register annually with the ADEQ. Registration is valid for 1 year from the date of registration. The application for registration must be accompanied by a $300 registration fee for LQGs and a $100 fee for SQGs (AZ Rev. Stat. 49-929).

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