The Importance of Issuing Environmental Permits

Arizona's environmental regulations strive to protect and enhance public health while facilitating economic growth in environmentally responsible ways. To support these regulations, ADEQ issues permits and inspects facilities to ensure they operate within the permit's terms. 

ADEQ requires that facilities are legally built, operated and monitored so that discharges to the air, water and soil are within acceptable standards that protect human health and the environment. When issuing a permit, ADEQ staff determines the operation's environmental impact and establishes operating conditions that, when complied with, will not adversely affect the environment. 

Permits inform facilities of legally enforceable conditions for operation, as well as provide any reporting requirements and pollution monitoring or testing requirements. The process also enables citizens to stay informed and involved as decisions are made about proposed activities affecting the environmental quality of their community.

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