Environment

AZAGC is committed to keeping members informed of new regulations, changes in current policies, and standards & rules, including air quality and storm water developments.  As these arise, we will tell you what it means to your company and the region.

Current Topics

MAG Issues Video on Dust Control – Do you know your IQ?

Posted January 4, 2011 – The Maricopa Association of Governments has created this public relations video outlining the problems the region faces with dust control.  The video contains anecdotes and interviews with city officials responding to our unique problem.

Maricopa County Air Quality Flag Program - Maricopa County’s Air Quality ‘Flag’  Awareness Program is intended to increase public and business community recognition of the Air Quality Index rating system and the need to take increasingly responsible measures to control air pollution during periods when air quality is degraded. Program participants display (fly or post) a specially designed flag at a prominent location to indicate the air quality for that day. By displaying this flag, employees and visitors will readily know current air quality conditions and take appropriate actions to control additional emissions.

Participants in the flag program will receive a set of four flags of different colors representing categories of the Air Quality Index – a system that classifies air quality as Good, Moderate, Unhealthful for Sensitive Groups and Unhealthful.  E-mails will be sent to participants informing them of expected air quality conditions the next day allowing them to display the appropriate flag that matches expected air quality conditions. Companies interested in participating in the Air Quality Awareness ‘Flag’ Program are encouraged to visit the Clean Air Make More website and view the program information:

Other Current Topics

EPA Approves Maricopa County 5% Dust Plan

EPA Construction General Permit

Maricopa County Dust Handbook and Field Guide Documents (Field Guide Spanish Version)

Acknowledging Mistakes, California Air Resource Board Agrees to Change Costly Rule on Off-Road Diesel Emissions

Additional Resources

AGC of America Environment
Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Acronyms
Plain English Guide to the Clean Air Act


State and Local Resources

Maricopa County Air Quality Department
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality
Pinal County Air Quality Control District
Pima County Department of Environmental Quality