Arizona RCRA regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Arizona RCRA: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste management laws and rules: Arizona Revised Statutes (AZ Rev. Stat.) 49-901 to 49-944 and regulations at Arizona Administrative Code Rules (AZ Admin. Code R) 18-8-260 to 18-8-280

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Solid (nonhazardous) waste laws and rules: AZ Rev. Stat. 49-701 to 49-881 and regulations at AZ Admin. Code R 18-13-201 to 18-13-2703

Underground storage tank (UST) laws and rules: AZ Rev. Stat. 49-1001 to 49-1093 and regulations at AZ Admin. Code R 18-12-101 to 18-12-809

Regulatory Agencies

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Waste Programs Division

ADEQ Tank Program 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's waste management rules include many of the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act's (RCRA) rules as well as more stringent state requirements for hazardous and solid (nonhazardous) waste management and USTs. Arizona has received RCRA authorization from EPA. RCRA authorization allows ADEQ to enforce the state's hazardous waste, solid (nonhazardous) waste, and UST management programs.

To receive RCRA authorization from EPA, a state's waste management rules must be, at the time of authorization, at least as stringent as, and consistent with, the federal RCRA rules. To maintain federal authorization, ADEQ must adopt EPA's latest RCRA rules, or adopt more stringent state standards. See the following state sections for specific information: HAZARDOUS WASTE (REGULATORY OVERVIEW), SOLID WASTE, and UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS.

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Arizona RCRA Resources

Type Title
Forms Source Reduction strategy Manual
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