Arizona Superfund regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Arizona Superfund: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

State Superfund program: Arizona Revised Statutes (AZ Rev. Stat.) 49-281 to 49-288

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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

Settlement options:

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

Regulatory Agency

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 Requirements


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 ...

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