Environmental Compliance

Environmental Compliance

Your business may be subject to environmental compliance at the state, local and/or federal level.

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) issues permits, approvals and certifications to ensure facilities are legally constructed and operated and that discharges to the air, water and soil are within healthful standards established by law. (24)


Many industries are subject to environmental compliance, including: Asphalt, Auto Repair, Car Wash, Construction, Dry Cleaner/Laundry, Food Processing, Pest Control, Pharmaceutical, Photographer, Portland Cement Plant, Print Shop, RV/Mobile Home Park, School, Solid Waste Hauler, Spray Painting Booth, Water Company, Woodworking Shop, etc. For a more comprehensive list, visit the ADEQ website.

Contact: Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, 602.771.4881
See: What Permits Do You Need For Your Business? 

To find out about possible county environmental compliances, contact the appropriate county office.

To find out about possible city/town environmental compliances, contact the appropriate city/town office.

Additional Information:
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ): Permits: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Permits

The Maricopa, Pima and Pinal County Air Quality Departments help small businesses, located in these counties, understand and comply with the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. Technical assistance for environmental compliance along with financing information for pollution control equipment or process changes is also available.
Maricopa County Air Quality, 602.506.6010
Pima County Air Quality, 520.243.7400
Pinal County Air Quality, 520.868.6768

National Compliance Assistance Centers: Innovative Solutions to Your Environmental Challenges: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has sponsored partnerships with industry, academic institutions, environmental groups, and other agencies to launch sector-specific Web-based Compliance Assistance Centers (Centers). Each Center addresses real world issues in language that speaks to the regulated entities.

U.S. Small Business Administration: Starting a Business - Environmental Regulations, Managing a Business - Environmental Regulations

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency:

Compliance Assistance Centers: View easy-to-understand compliance information targeted to specific industry and government sectors

How can I get help understanding EPA regulations so I can make sure that my company or business is compliant?

Laws & Regulations By Topic or By Business Sector