Arizona Revised Statutes § 49-479 Rules; Hearing

49-479. Rules; hearing

A. The board of supervisors shall adopt such rules as it determines are necessary and feasible to control the release into the atmosphere of air contaminants originating within the territorial limits of the county or multi-county air quality control region in order to control air pollution, which rules, except as provided in subsection C shall contain standards at least equal to or more restrictive than those adopted by the director. In fixing such standards, the board or region shall give consideration but shall not be limited to:

1. The latest scientific knowledge useful in indicating the kind and extent of all identifiable effects on health and welfare which may be expected from the presence of an air pollution agent, or combination of agents in the ambient air, in varying quantities.

2. Atmosphere conditions and the types of air pollution agent or agents which, when present in the atmosphere, may interact with another agent or agents to produce an adverse effect on public health and welfare.

3. Securing, to the greatest degree practicable, the enjoyment of the natural attractions of the state and the comfort and convenience of the inhabitants.

B. No rule may be enacted or amended except after the board of supervisors first holds a public hearing after twenty days' notice of such hearing. The proposed rule, or any proposed amendment of a rule, shall be made available to the public at the time of notice of such hearing.

C. A county may adopt or amend a rule, emission standard, or standard of performance that is as stringent or more stringent than a rule, emission standard or standard of performance for similar sources adopted by the director only if the county complies with the applicable provisions of section 49-112.

D. All rules enacted pursuant to this section shall be made available to the public at a reasonable charge upon request.

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