Maricopa County Boards and Commissions > Air Pollution Hearing Board

AIR POLLUTION HEARING BOARD

MISSION: To provide a mechanism for industrial air pollution sources in the county whereby compliance with emissions standards can be achieved without loss of production, reduction of labor force, and/or strained financial conditions.

 

       
CURRENT MEMBERS:      
 
Shane Leonard
District 1
 
 
Phil Noplos
District 2
Kim Maceachern 
Kim MacEachern
District 3
 
Jean McGrath 
Jean McGrath
District 4
 
Gary Van Hofwegen
District 5
 


MEETINGS: The Board meets when there are matters up for determination or at the call of the chairman. Meetings are held at the Maricopa County Environmental Services Department, 1001 N. Central Avenue, Suite 560, Phoenix, Arizona.

MEETING NOTICE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT: Link to Disclosure Statement

AIR QUALITY HEARING BOARD MANUAL: Link to Hearing Board Manual

LIAISON: Heather Thrasher, Hearing Board Administrator/Air Quality Department, 1001 N. Central Ave., #900, Phoenix, Arizona 85004 (602) 506-6443

FORMATION AUTHORITY: A.R.S. § 49-478

COMPOSITION: A.R.S. § 49-478 A and B: “The Board of Supervisors shall appoint an air pollution hearing board. The hearing board shall consist of five members. The five members shall be knowledgeable in the field of air pollution. At least one member of the board shall be an attorney licensed to practice law in this state. At least three members shall not have a substantial interest, as defined in §38- 502, in any person required to obtain a permit pursuant to this article. Each board member shall serve for a term of three years.”

DUTIES AND POWERS: A.R.S. § 49-478. C and D: “C. The hearing board shall select a chairman and vice-chairman and such other officers as it deems necessary.” “D. The Board of Supervisors may authorize compensation for hearing board members, and may authorize reimbursement for subsistence and travel, including travel from and to their respective places of residence when on official business.” By Policy: To conduct hearings for permit denial appeals, orders of abatement and petitions for conditional permits and any person who filed an objection that meets the requirements of A.R.S. § 49-480. To deny an installation of operating permit if the applicant does not demonstrate that every machine, equipment, incinerator, device or other article, the use of which may cause or contribute to air pollution, or is so designed, controlled, or equipped with air pollution control equipment, that it may be expected to operate without emitting or without causing to be emitted air contaminants in violation of the rules and regulations adopted by the Board of Supervisors.