Arizona Revised Statutes § 49-706 Waste Programs General Permits; Rules

49-706. Waste programs general permits; rules

A. The department may establish a general permit for any permit or license issued pursuant to this chapter. The general permit consists of the following:

1. The director may issue by rule a general permit for a defined class of facilities, activities or practices if all of the following apply:

(a) The cost of issuing individual permits or licenses cannot be justified by any environmental or public health benefit that may be gained from issuing individual permits.

(b) The facilities, activities or practices in the class are substantially similar in nature.

(c) The director is satisfied that appropriate conditions under a general permit for operating the facilities or conducting the activity or practice will meet the applicable requirements prescribed in this chapter for the facility, activity or practice.

2. In addition to other applicable enforcement actions, if a person is in substantial noncompliance with the conditions of a general permit, the director may revoke coverage under the general permit for that person and require that the person obtain an individual permit. A general permit may be revoked, modified or suspended by rule if the director determines that any of the conditions prescribed in paragraph 1 no longer apply.

3. Rules adopted pursuant to paragraph 1 may require a person seeking coverage under a general permit to notify the director of the person's intent to operate pursuant to the general permit and to pay the applicable fee established by the director by rule.

B. After the effective date of this amendment to this section, the director shall establish by rule fees for general permits pursuant to this section, including maximum fees. As part of the rule making process, there must be public notice and comment and a review of the rule by the joint legislative budget committee. After September 30, 2013, the director shall not increase those fees by rule without specific statutory authority for the increase. Fees collected pursuant to this section shall be deposited, pursuant to sections 35-146 and 35-147, in the solid waste fee fund established by section 49-881.

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