STAKEHOLDER MEETING | Virtual Informational Webinar on NWPR Repeal & State Surface Water Protection Program

ADEQ invites permittees and other stakeholders to join us for this virtual meeting, as we discuss how ADEQ will be regulating under the current Navigable Waters Protection Rule.

Date: Sept. 29, 2021
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Online via GoToWebinar | Register Today >
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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During this webinar, ADEQ will share the first technical white paper associated with our upcoming rulemaking on our new State Surface Water Protection Program. This paper discusses the Protected Surface Waters List and identifies the feedback ADEQ is seeking from stakeholders. When available, the white paper will also be posted on our website with instructions on how to submit comments online.

Background

A District Judge in Arizona issued an order to vacate and remand the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR) on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021 | View Order >

The order has the effect, and the Environmental Protection Agency has confirmed, of setting Clean Water Act regulations in Arizona to those in place before the effective date of the NWPR. ADEQ will continue to follow applicable federal and state laws in its administration of the Arizona Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (AZPDES) Program.