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Clean Air Act Permitting in Arizona

EPA’s Pacific Southwest (Region 9) implements and enforces federal environmental laws in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, the Pacific Islands, and 148 Tribal Nations.

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 Responsible 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

Balaji Vaidyanathan (vaidyanathan.balaji@azdeq.gov)
Section Manager, Facilities Emissions Control Section
(602) 771-4527

Valerie Thorsen (thorsen.valerie@azdeq.gov)
Air Permits Manager, Air Permits Unit
(602) 772-4420

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
3800 N Central Ave #1400
Phoenix, AZ 85012

Clean Air Act Major and Minor New Source Review

Clean Air Act part 70 permitting

Richard Sumner (Richard.Sumner@maricopa.gov)
Permit Engineering Manager
(602) 506-1842

Scott Treece (Scott.Treece@maricopa.gov)
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 (Rupesh.Patel@pima.gov)
Air Permit Manager
(520) 724-7341
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 Pinal County except tribal lands Pinal County Air Quality
31 N. Pinal St
Building F
Florence, AZ 85132
(520) 866-6929

Clean Air Act Major and Minor New Source Review

Clean Air Act part 70 permitting

Anu Jain (anu.jain@pinal.gov)
Air Quality Manager
(520) 866-6931
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 Responsible 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. (rios.gerardo@epa.gov)
Section Chief
(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. (ryan.eberle@gric.nsn.us)
Air Quality Program Manager
(520) 562-2234
Address
P.O. Box 97
168 Skill Center Road
Sacaton, AZ 85147
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 NNEPA - Operating Permit Program
Route 112 N Bldg. #2837
Fort Defiance, AZ
(928) 729-409
Issues Title V operating permits in Navajo Nation Tribal Land Glenna Lee (glennalee@navajo-nsn.gov)
Environmental Program Supervisor
(928) 729-4247

Natasha M. Yazzie (Nyazzie1@navajo-nsn.gov)
Senior Environmental Specialist
(928)729-4248
  None (Delegation of 40 CFR 71)

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