Laws and Rules

Path Forward, Draft Rules and Rules in Process

After an issue arises that needs coordinated action by ADEQ and stakeholders, ADEQ may convene Path Forward meetings to understand how best to solve the issue. A decision to undertake rulemaking may be made.  Learn more about the Rule Process >

Rules currently in process

ADEQ keeps a list of draft and proposed rules currently in process |  View >

  • Annual Regulatory Agenda for 2021  | View >

Final Rules 

ADEQ maintains a list of final rules for two years after their effective dates | Air Quality | Waste Programs | Water Quality >

Substantive Policy Statements

An ADEQ interpretation that is advisory only, and does not add requirements or penalties | View > 

State Environmental Laws Information

  • Arizona Revised Statutes  —  Official codification of all Arizona enacted statutes View >
  • Arizona Administrative Code — Official codification of all Arizona adopted Rules | View > 
  • Arizona Rules Summary | View >
  • Arizona Legislative Information System (ALIS) — Official website of the Arizona Legislature provides access to pending bills, legislative calendars, committee assignments and recent session laws | View >

Federal Environmental Laws Information

  • Major Environmental Law — EPA links to major federal environmental statutes (including the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act) | View >
  • United States Code — Official codification of all federal statutes enacted by Congress | View >