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Enhanced Regulatory Outreach Program Archive Listing


The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors adopted the following regulations in accordance with the Enhanced Regulatory Outreach Program policy in an effort to promote consistency and transparency among regulatory departments. The Maricopa County Air Quality Department has undertaken significant efforts since 2012 toward regulatory reform.
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Item Name
Description
AQ-2015-002 Rule 322 Revisions to Rule 322 address the requirements of the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for “moderate” nonattainment for the 2008 eight-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). The revisions in Rule 322 include Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) for nitrogen oxides (NOx). The revisions were adopted by the BOS on November 2, 2016 and take immediate effect.
AQ-2015-003 Rule 323 Revisions to Rule 323 address the requirements of the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for “moderate” nonattainment for the 2008 eight-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). The revisions in Rule 323 include Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) for nitrogen oxides (NOx). The revisions were adopted by the BOS on November 2, 2016 and take immediate effect.
AQ-2015-004 Rule 324 2016 and take immediate effect.
AQ-2015-004     Rule 324     Revisions to Rule 324 address the requirements of the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for “moderate” nonattainment for the 2008 eight-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). The revisions in Rule 324 include Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) for nitrogen oxides (NOx). The revisions were adopted by the BOS on November 2, 2016 and take immediate effect.
AQ-2015-005 Rule 336 Revisions to Rule 336 address the requirements of the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for “moderate” nonattainment for the 2008 eight-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). The revisions in Rule 336 include Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) for volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The revisions were adopted by the BOS on November 2, 2016 and take immediate effect.
AQ-2015-006 Rules 342
Revisions to Rule 342 address the requirements of the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for “moderate” nonattainment for the 2008 eight-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). The revisions in Rule 342 include Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) for volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The revisions were adopted by the BOS on November 2, 2016 and take immediate effect.
AQ-2013-002 Rule 345
Revisions to Rule 345 update requirements and work practices for vehicle coating operations that emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The revisions were adopted by the BOS on November 2, 2016 and take immediate effect.
AQ-2015-008 Rule 350,
351, 352, and
353
Revisions to Rules 350, 351, 352, and 353 address the requirements of the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for “moderate” nonattainment for the 2008 eight-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). The revisions in Rules 350, 351, 352, and 353 include Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) for volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The revisions were adopted by the BOS on November 2, 2016 and take immediate effect
AQ 2016-002 Rule 241 Revisions to Rule 241 change the threshold when new or modified stationary sources are required to apply Best Available Control Technology (BACT) and Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) from 25 tons per year to 40 tons per year for volatile organic compounds, nitrogen oxides, or sulfur dioxide. The revisions were adopted by the BOS on September 7, 2016 and take immediate effect.
AQ 2013-005 New Source Review The purpose of this rulemaking is to update the Maricopa County Air Quality Department’s NSR rules in order to secure their approval as part of the SIP under the federal Clean Air Act. The update will be consistent with revisions the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made to the NSR Program required by the federal Clean Air Act. NSR is a long-standing Clean Air Act permitting program that requires businesses to get an air pollution control permit before they start construction or make major modifications to their business. NSR must ensure that air quality is not significantly degraded from the addition of new or modified businesses, while also providing flexibility to businesses to improve or modernize their operations. Air quality permits must include an air quality analysis to demonstrate that new emissions emitted from the business will not cause or contribute to a violation of a National Ambient Air Quality Standard. Maricopa County Air Quality Department permit fees are not changing due to this rulemaking

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