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ADEQ | Delegation Agreements


Delegation Agreements

Revised on: May 17, 2024 - 3:58 p.m.

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.

Need Guidance?

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

Solid Waste Program Reports & Forms | View >

Onsite Wastewater Treatment Program Forms & Checklists | 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 >

Proposed Delegation Agreements

Delegation Agreement Monthly Reporting Forms/Formats

ADEQ will work with delegated counties and cities on continuous improvement of reports related to Delegation Agreements. The Excel workbook linked below contains the most up-to-date Monthly Report Forms/Formats for Water Quality Management and Solid Waste Management Functions and Duties. Any updates will be posted at this same location.

Upon the effective dates of the amended delegation agreements, the deadline for report submittal will be the 14th day of each month following the reporting month. Reports should be submitted electronically | Email >

Posted March 13, 2019

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

Posted February 26, 2021

Delegation Agreement Contact List | Download (Excel) >

ADEQ Delegated Functions

Delegations Matrix | Download (Excel) >

ADEQ Records Retention | View/Download >

Cities and Underground Storage Tanks

Cities and Water Quality Management