The permitting process is the primary way that government balances environmental protection with social and economic considerations. By issuing permits, approvals and certifications, ADEQ ensures facilities are legally constructed and operated and that discharges to the air, water and soil are within healthful standards established by law. Beyond this, the process enables citizens to stay informed and involved as decisions are made about proposed activities affecting the environmental quality of their community.

Air Quality Waste Programs Water Quality
Permits Assistance

Some activities such as mining can include multiple permits from different divisions. See the Environmental Permitting Requirements - Proposed Potash Mining in the Holbrook Basin Information Sheet as an example.

Model Related Web sites

Standards and Guidelines

The Air Quality Permits Section follows the policy and guidelines of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Drinking Water


Surface Water