The Maricopa County Air Quality Department is a regulatory agency whose goal is to ensure
federal clean air standards are achieved and maintained for the residents and visitors
of Maricopa County. The department was created as a self operating unit in November 2004
when the department separated from Environmental Services.
Utilizes monitors posted throughout the county to measure pollution in the air.
Includes stationary source and dust compliance. May initiate measures to control
anyone found to be in violation of applicable regulations, standards or permit conditions.
Responsible for enforcing and ensuring compliance with federal, state and county air pollution control regulations.
Is responsible for writing and issuing Title V, Non-Title V, and General permits as well reviewing their applications.
The Office of the Ombudsman was created to support small and large businesses, trade
associations, public interest groups and individual community members with all aspects of the regulatory process.
Includes rule writing and emissions inventory. Responsible for drafting and finalizing rules and managing.
Manages the Maricopa County Trip Reduction Program, including sections for Auditing
and Research & Analysis for employers and schools.
The Voluntary Vehicle Repair and Retrofit (VVR&R) Program is designed to help high
polluting vehicles meet State of Arizona emissions standards.
The Maricopa County Air Quality Department is governed by the Maricopa County
Board of Supervisors
and follows air quality standards set forth by the federal
Clean Air Act.
The mission of the Air Quality Department is to provide clean air to Maricopa County residents
and visitors so they can live, work and play in a healthy environment.