Active Regulatory Process

The Maricopa County Enhanced Regulatory Outreach Program (EROP) was adopted in an effort to promote consistency and transparency among selected regulatory departments. During each regulatory amendment, one of three different processes will occur. The three processes include standard, expedited and Incorporation by Reference and each type determines the number of steps that will be included.


The Standard process, which is the most common, includes steps 1 through 10. The Expedited process eliminates steps 6 and 7 and may only be used if the proposed amendment has included at least one stakeholder workshop and one citizen's board or commission meeting (public meeting). Additionally, there must not have been any comments of opposition submitted from the public for the proposed amendment. Incorporation by Reference only requires steps 1, 8, 9 and 10. This process may only be used when the rule merely changes the date of incorporation of a federal rule or statute. Please view the County-Wide Regulatory Adoption Amendment Process Flowcharts (PDF) as well as the Department-Specific Rulemaking Process Flowcharts (PDF) for more information.

Citizen Feedback


 The Air Quality Department is committed to providing multiple opportunities for stakeholder input regarding the adoption and amendment of all regulatory requirements. In the event the Department fails to observe adoption procedures pertaining to Maricopa County's Enhanced Regulatory Outreach Program policy, citizens can submit a complaint.

Step 1 County Manager Briefs Board of Supervisors

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Number
Item
Description
Related
Documents
AQ-2016-004 Rule 320 Odors and Gaseous Air Contaminants
Current
AQ-2017-001 Incorporation by Reference
Current
AQ-2017-002 Rule 321 Municipal Solid Waste Landfills
​(On-hold pending the conclusion of the EPA 90-day stay (August 29, 2017))
Current

Step 2 / 3 Stakeholder Workshop

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Description
Meeting
Date
Meeting
Location
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Public
Comments
AQ-2013-001 Rule 316 Nonmetallic
Mineral Processing
    Previous Submit
a Comment

Step 4 /5 1st Public Meeting

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Description
Meeting
Date
Meeting
Location

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Documents
Public
Comments
AQ-2017-003 Rule 317 Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerators
07/24/2017
301 W Jefferson St,  Phoenix 85003
10th Floor
Current
Previous

AQ-2017-004 Rule 325 Brick and Structural Clay Products (BSCP) Manufacturing 07/24/2017
301 W Jefferson St,  Phoenix 85003
10th Floor
Current
Previous
Submit a Comment
AQ-2017-005 Rule 334 Rubber Sports Ball Manufacturing 07/24/2017
301 W Jefferson St,  Phoenix 85003
10th Floor
Current
Previous
Submit a Comment
AQ-2017-006 Rule 339 Vegetable Oil Extraction Process 07/24/2017
301 W Jefferson St,  Phoenix 85003
10th Floor
Current
Previous
Submit a Comment

Step 6 / 7 2nd Public Meeting

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Description
Meeting
Date
Meeting
Location

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Public
Comments
           

Step 8 / 9 Public Hearing - Board of Supervisors Meeting

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Date
Meeting
Location

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Public
Comments






Step 10 Adopted

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Description


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