Maricopa County Air Quality Department
The Maricopa County Air Quality Department is a regulatory agency whose goal is to ensure federal clean air standards are achieved and maintained for the residents and visitors of Maricopa County. The department is governed by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors and follows air quality standards set forth by the federal Clean Air Act.
The department has statutory authority (ARS §49-402.B) for air quality programs and receives direct delegation/authority from the Environmental Protection Agency for certain air quality programs. In addition, the department has responsibility through a formal agreement with ADEQ and MAG for emission inventories, air quality monitoring data, and its Travel Reduction Program.
The department manages the Clean Air Make More outreach initiative to promote cleaner air and healthier lives. Please visit Clean Air Make More, to Make the Commitment and learn more.
The mission of the Air Quality Department is to provide clean air to Maricopa
County residents and visitors so they can live, work and play in a healthy environment.
Powered by dedicated staff, guided by integrity and service, to provide clean air for our citizens.
We believe in working closely with our customers and citizens to provide clean air through innovation, collaboration and technology.
We believe in serving our external and internal customers through timely, open and honest communication.
We believe in a diverse workforce that is respected for its positive attitude, integrity and dedication to air quality.
We believe in being accountable as stewards of the public's resources and the environment.
We all share responsibility for the air we breathe.
Divisions and Programs
Air Monitoring uses monitors posted throughout the county to measure pollution in the air.
Business Assistance provides technical assistance and information about air quality rules
and regulations to businesses.
Compliance and Enforcement is
responsible for ensuring that facilities are in compliance with applicable regulations and permit conditions.
The Ombudsman supports small and large businesses, trade associations, public interest groups, and
individual community members with all aspects of the regulatory process.
Permit Engineering reviews permit applications, and writes and issues permits.
Planning and Analysis is responsible for drafting and finalizing rules and managing emissions data.
Travel Reduction manages the Maricopa County Travel Reduction Program to help reduce air pollution caused by motor vehicles.