Laws, Rules and Policies Overview
Notice of proposed expedited rulemaking
On Friday, May 5, 2023 ADWR submitted a notice of proposed expedited rulemaking for amendments to Article 1, Fees, R12-15-102, R12-15-103 and R12-15-104. The Department is requesting amendments to R12-15-102, 103, and 104 to make the fees associated with the creation of subsequent active management and irrigation non-expansion areas more reasonable. Specifically, the Department is requesting to lower the fees for individuals applying for an initial certificate of grandfathered right in a subsequent AMA or an initial notice of irrigation authority in a subsequent INA and to refund any person who has already paid more than the proposed lowered fee. The proposed lowered fee is $75 per application.
2023 05-05 ADWR Notice of Proposed Expedited Rulemaking
Close of record: June 26, 2023, at 5:00pm
Written comments may be sent to: Sharon Scantlebury, Docket Supervisor, Arizona Department of Water Resources, 1110 W. Washington Street, Suite 310, Phoenix, AZ 85007 or electronically to [email protected].
An oral proceeding is scheduled for June 26, 2023, at 1:00pm at the Arizona Department of Water Resources (at the address above) and virtually using the link below. Oral comments may be made at the oral proceeding.
To join virtually:
Meeting number: 2596 497 0011
To join by phone only:
+1-415-655-0001 US Toll
Access code: 2596 497 0011
Draft substantive policy statement
Notice of Public Meeting on Draft Substantive Policy Statement regarding Drought Volume Exemption
Draft Substantive Policy Statement regarding Drought Volume Exemption
ADWR will host an informal public meeting at 10:00AM on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 to present information and answer questions regarding a draft substantive policy statement addressing the drought volume exemption for assured water supply determinations pursuant to A.A.C. R12-15-722(G)(1). See notice at the link above for more information.
Written comments may be submitted to Sharon Scantlebury no later than Friday, December 9, 2022. Comments may be submitted electronically at [email protected], by fax at 602-771-8686, hand-delivered or mailed to:
The Arizona Department of Water Resources
Attn: Sharon Scantlebury
1110 West Washington, Suite 310
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
public comments received
S.H. Carroll | Central Arizona Project | Town of Gilbert | Town of Queen Creek | City of Scottsdale | AMWUA |
Recently approved rules
Notice of Final Expedited Rulemaking- Amendments to the Department's licensing time-frame rule, well construction rules and dam safety rules. Approved by the Governor's Regulatory Review Council on January 4, 2022 and effective immediately.
Notice of Final Expedited Rulemaking- Amendments to the Departments Assured and Adequate Water Supply rules. Approved by the Governor's Regulatory Review Council on April 8, 2022 and effective immediately.
Right to petition
As provided in A.R.S. § 41-1033(C), a person may petition the Governor’s Regulatory Review Council to request a review of a final rule based on the person's belief that the final rule does not meet the requirements prescribed in A.R.S. § 41‑1030.