Newsroom: Press Release Archive: January 2013

January 31, 2013
ADEQ Files Appeal Regarding EPA's First Action on State of Arizona's 2011 Regional Haze Implementation Plan
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality officials announced today that the Attorney General’s Office has filed an appeal at the request of ADEQ with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to disapprove portions of the state’s implementation plan for improving visibility in protected national parks and wilderness areas, and mandating costly air pollution controls for nitrogen oxide emissions from three coal-fired Arizona power plants.
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January 30, 2013
ADEQ Announces Free Electronics Waste Recycling Event in Parking Lot of Hayden Town Hall on Saturday, Feb. 9
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality officials announced today that a free electronics waste recycling event will be held Saturday, Feb. 9 in the parking lot of the town hall in Hayden, 520 N. Velasco Ave., from 8 a.m. until noon for residents of Hayden and nearby communities.
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Free E-Waste Recycling Event

January 29, 2013
Silver Bell Mining, LLC Agrees to $110,000 Settlement for Water Quality Violations from Spill near Marana
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality officials announced today that Silver Bell Mining, LLC has agreed to pay a $60,000 penalty and perform preventive actions valued at $50,000 as part of a consent judgment to resolve water quality violations caused by a June 2010 spill from a pipeline at its Silver Bell Copper Mine near Marana in Pima County.
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January 18, 2013
Governor Brewer, ADEQ Disappointed about Proposed Control Strategy by the EPA to Reduce Air Pollution from Navajo Generating Station near Page
Governor Jan Brewer and the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality today announced their disappointment with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed air pollution control strategy at Navajo Generating Station near Page.
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January 15, 2013
ADEQ, Pima County Parks and Recreation Plan Water Quality Testing Event for Students at Agua Caliente Pond
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and Pima County Natural Resources Parks and Recreation Division announced today that they will co-sponsor a Tucson water quality testing event on Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. until noon for 60 third-graders of Safford K-8 Magnet School at the natural spring and pond of Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road.
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January 14, 2013
ADEQ Announces Free Regional Electronics Waste Recycling, Paper Shredding Event for Southwest Valley on Jan. 26
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality officials announced today that its third annual free regional electronics waste recycling and paper shredding event for residents of the Southwest Valley in Avondale, Goodyear, Litchfield Park and Tolleson will be held Saturday, Jan. 26 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. in Parking Lot G of Estrella Mountain Community College in Avondale, 3000 N. Dysart Road.
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Free E-Waste Recycling Event

January 14, 2013
ADEQ Announces Free Electronics Waste Recycling Event Saturday, Jan. 26 at Bashas' Parking Lot in Thatcher
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality officials said today that the fourth annual free electronics waste recycling event for Thatcher, Safford, Pima and the surrounding area will be held Saturday, Jan. 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of Bashas' supermarket in Thatcher, 2323 W. Highway 70.
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Free E-Waste Recycling Event

January 11, 2013
Particulate Matter-2.5 High Pollution Advisory Extended Through Saturday and Sunday for Nogales Vicinity
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has extended a High Pollution Advisory (HPA) issued for Nogales and vicinity for PM-2.5, or fine particulate matter 2.5 microns or less in size, through Saturday and Sunday.
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January 11, 2013
ADEQ Issues a PM2.5 HPA for the Phoenix Metro Area for Saturday, Jan. 12 and Sunday, Jan. 13
The Maricopa County Air Quality Department also issued a "No Burn Day" restriction for Saturday and Sunday for residences and businesses and will send inspectors into the community to enforce the restriction. This restriction also includes individuals and businesses that have burn permits for open burning.
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January 10, 2013
ADEQ Issues Particulate Matter-2.5 High Pollution Advisory for Nogales on Friday as Cold Expected to Trigger Fireplaces
The Maricopa County Air Quality Department also issued a "No Burn Day" restriction for Friday for residences and businesses and will send inspectors into the community to enforce the restriction. This restriction also includes individuals and businesses that have burn permits for open burning.
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January 10, 2013
ADEQ Issues a PM2.5 HPA for the Phoenix Metro Area for Friday, Jan. 11
The Maricopa County Air Quality Department also issued a "No Burn Day" restriction for Friday for residences and businesses and will send inspectors into the community to enforce the restriction. This restriction also includes individuals and businesses that have burn permits for open burning.
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January 8, 2013
ADEQ Announces Free Electronics Waste Recycling Events for Residents of Willcox on Saturday, Jan. 12
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality officials announced today that a free electronics waste recycling event for Southeast Arizona residents of Willcox will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12 from 9 a.m. until noon.
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Free E-Waste Recycling Event
January 3, 2013
Compliance Order Issued to Tacna Water Management Co. of Yuma for Exceeding Arsenic Levels, Reporting Violations
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality officials announced today that a compliance order has been issued to Tacna Water Management Co. of Yuma for exceeding maximum contaminant levels of arsenic in its drinking water and a number of reporting violations. Tacna Water Company serves a population of 240 persons in the community of Tacna, located 40 miles east of Yuma.
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