Active Regulatory Process

The Maricopa County Enhanced Regulatory Outreach Program (EROP) was adopted in an effort to promote consistency and transparency among selected regulatory departments. During each regulatory amendment, one of three different processes will occur. The three processes include standard, expedited and Incorporation by Reference and each type determines the number of steps that will be included.

The Standard process, which is the most common, includes steps 1 through 10. The Expedited process eliminates steps 6 and 7 and may only be used if the proposed amendment has included at least one stakeholder workshop and one citizen's board or commission meeting (public meeting). Additionally, there must not have been any comments of opposition submitted from the public for the proposed amendment. Incorporation by Reference only requires steps 1, 8, 9 and 10. This process may only be used when the rule merely changes the date of incorporation of a federal rule or statute. Please view the County-Wide Regulatory Adoption Amendment Process Flowcharts (PDF) as well as the Department-Specific Rulemaking Process Flowcharts (PDF) for more information.

Citizen Feedback

The Air Quality Department is committed to providing multiple opportunities for stakeholder input regarding the adoption and amendment of all regulatory requirements. In the event the Department fails to observe adoption procedures pertaining to Maricopa County's Enhanced Regulatory Outreach Program policy, citizens can submit a complaint.

Step 1 County Manager Briefs Board of Supervisors

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Number
Item
Description
Related
Documents
AQ-2017-002 Rule 321 Municipal Solid Waste Landfills
​(On-hold pending the conclusion of the EPA 90-day stay (August 29, 2017))
Current
AQ-2017-007 Rule 322 Power Plant Operations
Rule 323 Fuel Burning Equipment from Industrial/Commercial/Institutional (ICI) Sources
Rule 324 Stationary Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines (RICE)
Current
AQ-2017-009 Rule 350 Storage & Transfer of Organic Liquids (Non-Gasoline) at an Organic Liquid Distribution Facility
Rule 351 Storage & Loading of Gasoline at Bulk Gasoline Plants & Bulk Gasoline Terminals
Rule 352 Gasoline Cargo Tank Testing & Use
Rule 353 Storage & Loading of Gasoline at Gasoline Dispensing Facilities
Current
AQ-2017-010 New Source Review (NSR)
Current
AQ-2017-011 Rule 204 Emission Reduction Credit for use with the Arizona Emissions Bank
Current
AQ-2017-012 Rule 314 Open Outdoor Fires & Indoor Fireplaces at Commercial & Institutional Establishments
Current

Step 2 / 3 Stakeholder Workshop

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Number
Item
Description
Meeting
Date
Meeting
Location
Related
Documents
Public
Comments
AQ-2017-008
Rule 336 Surface Coating Operations
03/08/2018
1001 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ
Submit a
Comment

Step 4 / 5 1st Public Meeting

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Item
Description
Meeting
Date
Meeting
Location

Related
Documents
Public
Comments
AQ-2013-001 Rule 316 Nonmetallic
Mineral Processing
02/02/2018
205 W Jefferson St. Phoenix, AZ
Current
Previous
Submit a Comment
AQ-2016-004 Rule 320 Odors and Gaseous Air Contaminants 02/02/2018
205 W Jefferson St. Phoenix, AZ
Current
Previous
Submit a Comment

Step 6 / 7 2nd Public Meeting

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Description
Meeting
Date
Meeting
Location

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Public
Comments
           

Step 8 / 9 Public Hearing - Board of Supervisors Meeting

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Description
Meeting
Date
Meeting
Location

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Public
Comments
           

Step 10 Adopted

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