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.

Agency Name Arizona DEQ Maricopa AQD Pima County DEQ Pinal County AQED

Arizona Air Permit Program

Responsible Area Statewide except for Maricopa, Pima, Pinal Counties and tribal lands Maricopa County except tribal lands Pima County except tribal lands Pinal County except tribal lands
Agency Office Arizona Department of Environmental Quality
1110 West Washington Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
(602) 771-2300 - General Information
(800) 234-5677 - Toll Free
Maricopa County Air Quality Department
1001 North Central Avenue, Suite 125,
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 506-6010
Pima County Department of Environmental Quality, Air Program
33 N. Stone Ave., Suite 700
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 724-7400
Pinal County Air Quality Control District
31 N. Pinal St
Florence, AZ 85132
(520) 866-6929
Responsibilities

Clean Air Act Major and Minor New Source Review

Clean Air Act part 70 permitting

Clean Air Act Major and Minor New Source Review

Clean Air Act part 70 permitting

Clean Air Act Major and Minor New Source Review

Clean Air Act part 70 permitting

Clean Air Act Major and Minor New Source Review

Clean Air Act part 70 permitting

Contacts Manager, Air Quality Permits Section
Balaji Vaidyanathan
vaidyanathan.balaji@azdeq.gov
(602) 771-4527

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

Scott Treece
Title V Permitting
TreeceS@mail.maricopa.gov
(602) 372-1341

Rupesh Patel
Air Permit Manager
Rupesh.Patel@pima.gov
(520) 724-7400
Kale Walch
Senior Permit Engineer
kale.walch@pinalcountyaz.gov
(520) 866-6929
Federally-Approved Construction Permit Authority Arizona Administrative Code, Title 18, Chapter 2 Maricopa County Air Pollution Control Rules, Regulation II, Rule 200, 240, 241 Pima County Code of Ordinances, Title 17, Chapter 17.12, 17.16 Pinal County Code of Regulations, Chapter 3 (Permits and Permit Revisions)
Federally-Approved Operating Permit Authority Arizona Administrative Code, Title 18, Chapter 2 Maricopa County Air Pollution Control Rules, Regulation II, Rule 210 Pima County Code of Ordinances, Title 17, Chapter 17.12, 17.16 Pinal County Code of Regulations, Chapter 3 (Permits and Permit Revisions)
Title V Program Approval History        

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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.

  Gila River Indian Community Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Navajo Nation Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) EPA Region 9

Tribal Air Permit Programs in Arizona

Responsible Area

Gila River Indian Community tribal land

Navajo Nation tribal land

Tribal lands in AZ, except for Navajo Nation and Gila River Indian Community

Agency Office

Gila River DEQ
Air Quality Program
P.O. Box 97
1576A South Nelson Dr.
Chandler, AZ 85226
(520) 562-2234

Navajo Nation EPA
Operating Permit Program
P.O. Box 529
Fort Defiance, AZ 86504
(928) 871-6790

U.S. EPA Region 9
Air Division, Permits Office
75 Hawthorne St (AIR-3)
San Francisco, CA 94105

Responsibilities

Issues minor NSR permits in GRIC tribal land.

Issues title V operating permits in Navajo Nation tribal land

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.

Contacts

Ryan Eberle, P.E.
Air Quality Program Manager
ryan.eberle@gric.nsn.us
(520) 562-2234

Tenille Begay
Senior Environmental Specialist
tbbegay@navajo-nsn.gov
(928) 729-4096

Gerardo Rios, P.E.
Section Chief
rios.gerardo@epa.gov
(415) 972-3974

Federally-Approved Construction Permit Authority

GRIC Code, Title 17, Chapter 9. (See 76 FR 17028 for federal approval into TIP)

40 CFR 49.151 (minor NSR)
40 CFR 49.166 (nonattainment NSR)
40 CFR 52.21 (PSD)

Federally-Approved Operating Permit Authority None None (Delegation of 40 CFR 71) 40 CFR 71
Title V Program Approval History  

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