Governing Law and Regulations
State Superfund program: Arizona Revised Statutes (AZ Rev. Stat.) 49-281 to 49-288
Water Quality Assurance Revolving Fund (WQARF) Registry: AZ Rev. Stat. 49-287.01
Cost recovery: AZ Rev. Stat. 49-285
Voluntary Remediation Program: AZ Rev. Stat. 49-172 to 49-188
Community involvement: AZ Rev. Stat. 49-289.03
Prospective Purchaser Agreements (PPAs): AZ Rev. Stat. 49-285.01
Qualified business settlements: AZ Rev. Stat. 49-292.01
Financial hardship settlements: AZ Rev. Stat. 49-292.02
General settlements: AZ Rev. Stat. 49-292
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Waste Programs Division Remedial Projects Section
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Arizona has its own Superfund rules for the cleanup of hazardous waste disposal sites in the state. The WQARF program is modeled on the federal Superfund rules and procedures.
• Administration and enforcement. ADEQ's Remedial Projects Section is responsible for the identification, assessment, and remediation of sites that are contaminated with hazardous substances under the WQARF program.
STATE SUPERFUND PROGRAM
AZ Rev. Stat. 49-281 to 49-288
Under its Remedial Projects Section, ADEQ identifies, assesses, and cleans up soil, groundwater, and surface water contaminated with hazardous substances. The section conducts these efforts throughout Arizona with support from state and federal funds. The section also oversees privately funded cleanup projects.
WQARF was created under the Environmental Quality Act of 1986 to support hazardous substance cleanup ...