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Air Quality Department, Bob Huhn, PIO
1001 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ  85004
Ph 602-506-6713

Draft Supplemental Environmental Projects Policy Workshop

The Maricopa County Air Quality Department has scheduled a public workshop to discuss a proposed Supplemental Environmental Projects Policy on August 28, 2012 at 2:00 pm in the 9th Floor Classroom at 1001 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004.

A copy of the draft Supplemental Environment Projects Policy is currently available on the Department’s website here.

The purpose of this policy is to establish a framework within which proposals for Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs) may be considered and which are in lieu of penalties assessed through an enforcement action.  The policy provides procedures and standards for determining whether a SEP is appropriate and feasible, and a mechanism for developing a library of pre-approved concepts for SEPs.  The proposed policy is designed to assure compliance with the requirements of Arizona Revised Statutes §49-117, Supplemental Environmental Projects, requirements; nexus.

In an effort to improve County government efficiency and further its sustainability initiative, all published material will be available electronically. If you prefer a hardcopy of these documents, please print the information from the website address above to bring them with you to the workshop.

The public workshop is free of charge and no advance registration or RSVP is required. The public workshop is an informal meeting for all interested parties to discuss the proposed changes. The purpose of the public workshop is to review the proposed policy and receive comments from the public on the proposed Supplemental Environmental Projects Policy.  Members of the public may provide oral or written comments to the department. 

Comments on the proposed policy will be accepted until Monday, September 17, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. 

Additional information on the proposed policy may be obtained by contacting Ira Domsky at 602-506-6735 or by e-mail at




About 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 offers air quality information and resources on its Clean Air Make More website.  Visit to learn more.


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