Accelerated Permit Processing
Arizona Administrative Code (AAC) R18-2-326 (I) provides for an accelerated processing of permits for those sources that request and are willing to pay for the actual cost of acceleration. As a result, ADEQ has established an Accelerated Permit Processing Program using outside contractors.
The permit applicants who wish to use this accelerated permit review process must inform ADEQ of the intent to submit a permit application under this program 60 days before submitting the permit application. This duration is needed to select the appropriate contractor and prepare the task assignment documents. The permit applicant needs to submit an application fee of $15,000 along with the request for accelerated processing. The permit application fee is applied towards the final cost of processing the permit.