Delegation Agreements

ADEQ is authorized to delegate some of its environmental regulatory functions, powers or duties to a local environmental agency, county health department, public health services district or city agency.1  ADEQ’s rules continue to apply statewide, but delegated agencies may also have separate authority to impose compliance standards that are stricter than those in ADEQ's rules.

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ADEQ will be holding training and information sessions, available to counties and city local authorities, related to delegation responsibilities | View Upcoming Events >

Drinking Water Program Forms & Checklists | View >
Onsite Wastewater Treatment Program Forms & Checklists | 
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Solid Waste Program Reports & Forms | View >

Compliance Management Handbook — ADEQ recommendeds this for use by local authorities with delegated complaint response, inspections, compliance and enforcement functions and duties. The Handbook is also intended to help facility owners, operators and consultants understand ADEQ’s inspection process and work with ADEQ to correct violations | View > 

Posted March 13, 2019

ADEQ February 27, 2019 Presentation to Members of the Arizona County Directors of Environmental Health Services Association (ACDEHSA) | View Presentation >

Posted February 26, 2021

Delegation Agreement Contact List | Download >

ADEQ Delegated Functions

Delegations Matrix | Download >

Cities and Underground Storage Tanks:

Cities and Water Quality Management:

  • 2015 Amended Casa Grande Delegation Agreement | Download >
  • 2015 City of Kingman Delegation Agreement | Download >
  • 2015 City of Sierra Vista Delegation Agreement | Download >
  • 2018 City of Phoenix Delegation Agreement | Download >