Rules and Planning

The Air Quality Department's Planning and Analysis Division is responsible for drafting and finalizing air pollution control rules and ordinances and for compiling emissions inventories.


Rules and ordinances are created and revised to comply with the Clean Air Act and to implement air pollution control strategies for stationary sources in Maricopa County. Visit our Adopted Rules page to view our rules and ordinances.

Emissions Inventories

Emissions inventories are a comprehensive listing, by source, of air pollutant emissions. Additional information about emission inventories are available on the Emissions Inventories page.

State Implementation Plan

The Arizona State Implementation Plan (SIP) is a cumulative record of all air pollution control strategies, state statues, state and local rules and local ordinances implemented by governmental agencies within Arizona. The division works with the Maricopa Association of Governments, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and the Arizona Department of Transportation to develop the Maricopa County portion of the Arizona SIP. To view boundaries of the local non-attainment and maintenance areas and Area A click on the interactive Air Quality Planning Area Map.

Rulemaking Events and Information

The department actively solicits the involvement of all interested parties throughout the rule development process, and encourages your participation through public workshops, oral proceedings (upon request), Board of Health meetings, and public hearings. A calendar of upcoming rule making events is available on the Enhanced Regulatory Outreach Program webpage. All interested parties are also encouraged to sign up for notifications about upcoming events in areas of their interests.

For additional information about upcoming workshops, oral proceedings, Board of Health meetings, or public hearings, you can also contact the Planning and Analysis Division at 602-506-6010 or at

Page reviewed 11 September 2023