The Air Quality Compliance and Enforcement Division is responsible for ensuring that facilities are in compliance with applicable regulations and permit conditions.
The Air Quality Compliance and Enforcement Division annually conducts more than 10,000 inspections of various types, including construction sites and vacant lots for dust control, manufacturing facilities, fuel storage and distribution facilities, dry cleaners, vehicle refinishers and a host of other sources of air pollution.
Vapor Recovery Certifications
The Compliance and Enforcement Division issues several hundred vapor recovery certifications for gasoline tanker trucks and inspects hundreds of locations undergoing renovation or demolition where asbestos may be present.
Additionally, the Compliance and Enforcement Division investigates over a thousand complaints each year regarding air pollution concerns raised by the residents of Maricopa County.
In the performance of their duties, division staff may initiate measures to control sources in violation of applicable regulations and permit conditions and begin the enforcement process by recommending legal action against potential violators.