Waters of Arizona

Waters of Arizona

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that they intend to publish a new definition for Waters of the United States (WOTUS) by early 2020. If published as proposed, the definition change would remove federal environmental protections for many Arizona waters. As stated in a 2017 letter to the EPA, Governor Ducey welcomes this clarification in jurisdictional authorities, as well as the opportunity to provide consistent state-run protection of Arizona waters.

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Engagement

ADEQ is launching a community engagement program and Tribal consultations to hear from people throughout Arizona about how "Waters of Arizona” should be protected. Please subscribe to our email list for notifications and regularly check this page for updates, including stakeholder meeting and Tribal Listening Session information and resources.

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