PUBLIC NOTICE & PUBLIC HEARING | Proposed Underground Injection Control Program Rulemaking

ADEQ welcomes comments on the recently filed Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the Underground Injection Control (UIC) program.1 ADEQ proposes a regulatory framework to articulate compliance expectations, mandate regulatory duties, and identify certain rights of those regulated through the state UIC program.

ADEQ is required by statute to adopt a permit program for UIC, as administered under the Safe Drinking Water Act.2 Any UIC rules promulgated by the State of Arizona shall not have the force and effect of law until the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approves the transfer of primary enforcement authority (“Primacy”) through EPA’s publication of a final rule granting ADEQ Primacy in the Federal Register.3

Review Documents

Proposed UIC rules:

ADEQ Active Rulemaking Page | View >

Documents are also available for review at ADEQ's Records Center | Learn More > 

Comment Period

Jan. 10, 2022 – Feb. 14, 2022

You can submit comments by one of the following:

By Email:

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At the Virtual Public Hearing:

Comments are also welcome at the following virtual public hearing:
Date: Monday, Feb. 14, 2022
Time: 10 a.m. (MST)
Location: Online via GoToWebinar | Register to Join > 
                   After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the hearing. 

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                   By Phone | 1-415-655-0060
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