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State Resources

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) is the main environmental enforcement agency in the state. Arizona closely follows federal environmental regulations. For more information on Arizona’s environmental compliance requirements visit:

Compliance Considerations

The following links provide Arizona specific guidance and fact sheets for environmental compliance within the state.

Air – ADEQ Air Quality Division

Automotive – Automotive Recyclers Association AZ specific fact sheets on auto related environmental topics

Bill of Rights for Small Businesses – ADEQ regulations for small businesses

Compliance Inspections – ADEQ information on expectations for businesses during inspections

Enforcement – ADEQ 2003 Compliance and Enforcement Handbook

Hazardous Waste – ADEQ hazardous waste program page

Managing Hazardous Waste Handbook – ADEQ handbook for small businesses instructing how to manage hazardous waste

Pharmaceutical Waste Fact Sheet – ADEQ requirements for disposing of pharmaceuticals

Storage Tanks – ADEQ requirements for USTs

Universal Waste Lamps – ADEQ information on managing waste fluorescent lamps​


Sustainability and Reducing Compliance Risk

Arizona Green Business Automotive Program – ADEQ program to make automotive repair companies more environmentally friendly

Pollution Prevention – ADEQ pollution prevention page

Recycling  – ADEQ recycling information

Voluntary Environmental Stewardship Program (VESP) – ADEQ program identifying compliance and businesses that go above and beyond environmental requirements

The state resources provide retail-relevant state regulatory information and resources. The State Matrices page has more detailed information on variations in key state regulations such as hazardous waste, consumer bag legislation, e-waste and more.