Intel's semiconductor manufacturing facility in Chandler, Arizona, is implementing an Environmental Management Master Plan that includes a facility-wide cap on air emissions to replace individual permit limits for different air emissions sources. In this plan, Intel commits to: (1) Maintain air emissions for oxides of nitrogen, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, particulate matter, and volatile organic compounds at a level that ensures the current facility , and any other manufacturing facility built at the site, is a "minor" air emissions source, as defined by the Clean Air Act; (2) Not increase the level of its emissions beyond the levels proportional to increases in production (production-based performance standard); (3) Use State health-based guidelines to establish enforceable emissions caps for emissions that affect the community adjacent to the facility; in addition, these health-based standards will be used voluntarily to set emissions levels protective of those working at the facility; (4) Reduce water consumption, manage stormwater, reuse treated water, and reduce generation of solid, non-hazardous chemical, and hazardous waste; (5) Establish property line setbacks twenty times greater than required by local zoning authorities; (6) Reduce vehicles miles traveled by employees; (7) Participate in equipment donation and training programs; (8) Develop environmentally compatible products under the "Design For the Environment" program; (9) Implement a single emergency plan for the facility that integrates all emergency related environmental requirements; and (10) Integrate recurring and routine reporting requirements into one form or consolidated report.
The initial Final Project Agreement expired on December 31, 2001. Prior to that expiration, Intel hosted several stakeholder meetings to negotiate terms for a renewal agreement. On January 13, 2002, Governor Whitman signed, for EPA, an agreement renewing the Intel XL project for an additional 5 years (until December 31, 2006).