The Maricopa County Air Quality Compliance and Enforcement Division is responsible for ensuring compliance with federal, state and county air pollution regulations. The enforcement activities of the department seek to deter future air quality violations and ensure a level the playing field among all regulated facilities so that none has a competitive advantage derived from non-compliance.
Notice of Violation & Referral
After an inspector has issued a Notice of Violation (NOV), the Compliance and Enforcement Division refers an inspection file to the division’s enforcement team. Referrals will typically include photographs, the inspector's report including a narrative description of the violation(s), and additional supporting evidence.