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Clean Air Act Permitting in Arizona

Clean Air Act permitting in Arizona is the shared responsibility of one state and three county agencies, as well as EPA Region 9. EPA Region 9 is responsible for processing permits on most tribal lands in Arizona. The Navajo Nation and the Gila River Indian Community also issue some types of permits. For more information about responsible agencies, see below.

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Arizona Air Permitting

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Arizona Clean Air Act Permitting
Agency Responible Area Office Responsibilities Contacts Federally-Approved Construction Permit Authority Federally-Approved Operating Permit Authority Title V Program Approval History
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Statewide except for Maricopa, Pima, Pinal Counties and Tribal Lands Arizona DEQ
1110 West Washington Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
General Information: (602) 771-2300
Toll Free: (800) 234-5677

Clean Air Act Major and Minor New Source Review

Clean Air Act part 70 permitting

Manager, Air Quality Permits Section
Balaji Vaidyanathan
vaidyanathan.balaji@azdeq.gov
(602) 771-4527
Arizona Administrative Code, Title 18, Chapter 2 Arizona Administrative Code, Title 18, Chapter 2 2006 Evaluation Report
Maricopa County Air Quality Department Maricopa County except Tribal Lands Maricopa AQD
1001 North Central Avenue, Suite 125
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 506-6010

Clean Air Act Major and Minor New Source Review

Clean Air Act part 70 permitting

Permit Engineering Manager
Richard Sumner
(602) 506-1842


Scott Treece
Title V Permitting
(602) 372-1341

Maricopa County Air Pollution Control Rules, Regulation II, Rule 200, 240, 241 Maricopa County Air Pollution Control Rules, Regulation II, Rule 210 2019 Evaluation Report
Pima County Department of Environmental Quality Pima County except tribal lands Pima County Department of Environmental Quality, Air Program
33 N. Stone Ave., Suite 700
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 724-7400

Clean Air Act Major and Minor New Source Review

Clean Air Act part 70 permitting

Rupesh Patel
Air Permit Manager
(520) 724-7400
Pima County Code of Ordinances, Title 17, Chapter 17.12, 17.16 Pima County Code of Ordinances, Title 17, Chapter 17.12, 17.16 2004 Evaluation Report
Pinal County Air Quality Control District Pinal County except tribal lands Pinal County AQED
31 N. Pinal St
Florence, AZ 85132
(520) 866-6929

Clean Air Act Major and Minor New Source Review

Clean Air Act part 70 permitting

Kale Walch
Senior Permit Engineer
(520) 866-6929
Pinal County Code of Regulations, Chapter 3 (Permits and Permit Revisions) Pinal County Code of Regulations, Chapter 3 (Permits and Permit Revisions) 2018 Evaluation Report

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Tribal Air Permitting in Arizona

EPA Region 9 is responsible for issuing permits on Tribal Lands in Arizona. Of the many tribes in Arizona, Navajo Nation and the Gila River Indian Community have authority to implement portions of the permitting programs under the Clean Air Act. The table below describes the various authorities.

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Arizona Clean Air Act Permitting
Agency Responible Area Office Responsibilities Contacts Federally-Approved Construction Permit Authority Federally-Approved Operating Permit Authority
EPA Region 9 Tribal lands in AZ, except for Navajo Nation and Gila River Indian Community U.S. EPA Region 9
Air Division, Permits Office
75 Hawthorne St (AIR-3)
San Francisco, CA 94105
Issues all permits in tribal lands, except for Navajo Nation and Gila River Indian Community. Issues NSR permits in Navajo Nation. Issues major NSR and title V operating permits in Gila River. Gerardo Rios, P.E.
Section Chief
rios.gerardo@epa.gov
(415) 972-3974
40 CFR 49.151 (minor NSR)
40 CFR 49.166 (nonattainment NSR)
40 CFR 52.21 (PSD)
40 CFR 71
Gila River Indian Community Department of Environmental Quality Gila River Indian Community Tribal Land Gila River DEQ
Air Quality Program
P.O. Box 97
1576A South Nelson Dr.
Chandler, AZ 85226
(520) 562-2234
Issues minor NSR permits in GRIC Tribal Land Ryan Eberle, P.E.
Air Quality Program Manager
ryan.eberle@gric.nsn.us
(520) 562-2234
GRIC Code, Title 17, Chapter 9. (See 76 FR 17028 for federal approval into TIP) None
Navajo Nation Environmental Protection Agency Navajo Nation Tribal Land Navajo Nation EPA
Operating Permit Program
P.O. Box 529
Fort Defiance, AZ 86504
(928) 871-6790
Issues Title V operating permits in Navajo Nation Tribal Land Tenille Begay
Senior Environmental Specialist
tbbegay@navajo-nsn.gov
(928) 729-4096
  None (Delegation of 40 CFR 71)

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