Adopted Rules

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Rules & Regulations Compilation


View the compendium of all of the Maricopa County Air Pollution Control Rules and Regulations (PDF)

Last Updated on February 01, 2017

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Rule Number & Title Date Adopted Rule Description
February 3, 2016 Sets forth the legal authority for the Air Pollution Rules and Regulations and includes definitions of terms used in all Maricopa County Air Pollution Control Rules.
February 15, 1995 Describes orders of abatement, civil, and criminal penalties for violations.
November 15, 1993 Describes procedures for petitioning for a conditional order similar to a conditional permit.
July 26, 2000 Establishes criteria and administrative requirements for emergencies.
September 5, 2001 Establishes criteria and administrative requirements for excess emissions.
February 3, 2016 Describes all types of permits required and issued.
July 26, 2000 Increases operating flexibility for Title V and Non-Title V sources by allowing sources the ability to request an emissions cap for a particular pollutant.
May 7, 2003 Implements procedures for certification and utilization of
emission reduction credits for use with the Arizona Emissions Bank.
February 3, 2016 Describes Title V permit requirements, application procedures for new Title V sources, and application procedures for modifications to existing Title V sources.
February 3, 2016 Describes Non-Title V permit requirements, application procedures for new Non-Title V sources and application procedures for modifications to existing Non-Title V sources.
February 3, 2016 Describes procedures for developing and issuing standardized permits each containing a set of identical provisions for sources in a class that contains a large number of sources that are similar in nature, have substantially similar emissions, and would be subject to the same or substantially similar requirements governing operations, emissions, monitoring, reporting, or record keeping.
February 3, 2016 Describes procedures for issuing permits for new major sources and for major modifications to existing major sources. Includes permit requirements for sources located in non-attainment areas, offset and net air quality benefit standards, stack height limitations, innovative control technology, and visibility protection.
September 7, 2016 Describes control technology requirements for new sources and for modifications of existing sources that require permits or permit revisions but are not new major sources and major modifications to existing major sources subject to requirements of Rule 240.
June 20, 2007 Establishes enforceable procedures for calculating emission reductions of particulate matter at 10 microns or less (PM10) created through the voluntary paving of unpaved public roads that will be used as offsets to meet New Source Review (NSR) requirements
November 15, 1993 Describes continuous source emission monitoring requirements for fossil fuel-fired generators, nitric acid plants, sulfuric acid plants, and fluid bed catalytic cracking units.
November 15, 1993 Includes supportive data for good maintenance and operating practices, performance test requirements, and testing criteria of stationary sources.
January 4, 2017
Establishes fees for applications, permits, and emissions.
March 12, 2008 Describes standards for visible emissions and opacity.
January 27, 2010 Establishes limits for the emissions of particulate matter into the ambient air from any property, operations, or activity that may serve as a fugitive dust source.
January 27, 2010 Establishes limits for the emissions of particulate matter into the ambient air from open areas, vacant lots, unpaved parking lots, and unpaved roadways which are not regulated by Rule 310 and which are not required to have either a permit or a dust control plan.
July 2, 2003 Describes emission rates based on process weight applicable to any affected operations not subject to Rule 316.
July 2, 2003 Establishes limits for particulate emissions from abrasive blasting operations.
May 9, 2012 Describes standards for incinerators that are used for refuse disposal and limits particulate emissions from incinerator burning.
July 25, 2012 Establishes limits for the emissions of air contaminants produced from open burning.
November 17, 1999 Establishes limits for the emissions of particulate matter to the atmosphere from spray coating operations.
March 12, 2008 Establishes limits for the emissions of particulate matter into the ambient air from any nonmetallic mining operation or rock product processing plant.
July 7, 2010 Establishes limits for the emissions of air pollutants from medical waste incinerators.
April 21, 1999 Describes standards for approval of residential woodburning devices.
November 19, 2003 Establishes limits for the emissions of particulate matter from ginning operations.
July 2, 2003 Establishes limits for the emissions of odors and other gaseous air contaminants into the atmosphere.
November 2, 2016
Establishes limits for the emissions of nonmethane organic compounds from municipal solid waste landfills.
November 2, 2016 Establishes limits for the emissions of nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides, carbon monoxide and particulate matter from existing power plants and cogeneration plants.
November 2, 2016 Establishes limits for the emissions of nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides, carbon monoxide and particulate matter from ICI sources.
November 2, 2016 Establishes limits for the emissions of carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides, volatile organic compounds, and particulate matter from stationary internal combustion engines, including stationary IC engines used in cogeneration.
August 10, 2005 Establishes limits for particulate matter emissions from the use of tunnel kilns for curing in the brick and structural clay product (BSCP) manufacturing processes.
September 25, 2013 Establishes limits for the emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the atmosphere that may result from the use of organic solvents or processes that emit VOCs.
September 25, 2013 Establishes limits for the emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds from solvent cleaning operations.
November 20, 1996
Established limits for the emissions of perchloroethylene used in dry cleaning.
September 25, 2013 Establishes limits for the emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds from petroleum solvents used in dry cleaning.
September 25, 2013 Establishes limits for the emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds from natural and synthetic rubber adhesives used in the manufacture of non-inflatable rubber balls.
September 25, 2013 Establishes limits for the emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds from architectural coatings.
November 2, 2016
Establishes limits for the emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds from surface coating operations.
August 17, 2011 Establishes limits for the emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds to ambient air from graphic arts operations and associated coating processes.
September 25, 2013 Establishes limits for the emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds from semiconductor manufacturing.
September 25, 2013 Establishes limits for the emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds from the extraction of vegetable oil using solvents.
September 25, 2013 Establishes limits for the emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds from the use of cutback and emulsified asphalt and other bitumens.
September 25, 2013 Establishes limits for the amount of Volatile Organic Compounds emitted by metal investment casting facilities.
November 2, 2016
Establishes limits for the emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds from the surface preparation and coating of wood furniture and fixtures.
September 25, 2013 Establishes limits for the emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds from bread ovens at commercial bread bakeries.
September 25, 2013 Establishes limits for the emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds into the ambient air from automotive windshield washer fluid products.
November 2, 2016
Establishes limits for the emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds from the surface preparation and coating of highway vehicles and mobile equipment.
September 25, 2013 Establishes limits for the emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds from the surface preparation and coating of wood millwork.
September 25, 2013 Establishes limits for the emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds from the organic materials used in molds made of sand in which ferrous metals are cast.
September 25, 2013 Establishes limits for the emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds from the manufacture and rework of aerospace vehicles and their components.
September 25, 2013 Establishes limits for the emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds from pharmaceutical, cosmetic and vitamin manufacturing operations.
November 2, 2016 Establishes limits for the emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds from organic liquids under actual storage conditions.
November 2, 2016 Establishes limits for the emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds from the loading of organic liquids.
November 2, 2016 Establishes limits for the emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds from gasoline delivery vessels.
November 2, 2016 Establishes limits for the emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds from the transfer of gasoline into stationary dispensing tanks.
September 25, 2013 Establishes limits for the emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds from the manufacturing of expanded-polystyrene products
November 2, 2016 Describes acceptable design and performance criteria for specified new or modified emission sources.
November 2, 2016 Describes emission standards for federally listed hazardous air pollutants.
November 2, 2016 Incorporates by reference the Acid Rain federal regulations in order to obtain delegated authority to enforce portions of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (CAAA).
February 1, 2017 Describes Maricopa County's program for the regulation of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs)
November 15, 1993 Describes procedures that shall apply to all hearings before the hearing board.
February 3, 2016 Describes criteria used to classify an attainment area and pollution standards for attainment areas.
February 3, 2016 Describes maximum limiting levels for pollutants existing in the ambient air which are necessary to protect human health and public welfare.
February 3, 2016 Describes criteria used to determine air pollution emergency episodes and the appropriate control actions.
July 13, 1988 Describes procedures used to convert gaseous monitoring data.
June 6, 2007 Describes the standard permit application form and filing instructions.
March 26, 2008 Describes methods to visually determine opacity of emissions from unpaved roads, unpaved haul/access roads, unpaved parking lots, and sources for time-averaged regulations. Also gives test methods for dust stabilization.
February 3, 2016 List of Insignificant Activities.
February 3, 2016 List of Trivial Activities.
April 7, 2004 Describes soil designations in Maricopa County
November 2, 2016 Consolidates incorporated by reference materials.
February 1, 2017 Describes procedures for the development of health-based ambient air concentrations for conducting a Risk Management Analysis (RMA) associated with Rule 372
Ordinance Title Date Adopted or Amended Ordinance Description
June 26, 2002 Describes restrictions for diesel idling.
February 20, 2008 Describes restrictions for leaf blowers in incorporated and unincorporated sections of Area A in Maricopa County.
March 26, 2008 Describes restrictions for residential woodburning.
January 12, 2011 Describes restrictions for vehicle parking and use on unstabilized vacant lots in unincorporated sections of Area A in Maricopa County
January 12, 2011 Describes restrictions for operating vehicles on unpaved property in unincorporated areas of Maricopa County.