Water Quality Division: Engineering Review: Application Review Time and Processes

Application Review Processes

Consult the Drinking Water, Sewer and Subdivision Flow Chart for information on our standard review process for Drining water ATCs, sewage collection systems, subdivisions. For information on the on-site waste water treatment system review process consult the On-site Flow Chart.

Application Processing Times

All applications (Type 4 General Permit, Drinking Water Systems, and Subdivision) are subject to Licensing Time Frames (A.A.C. R18-1-525), which limits the number of business days ADEQ can review your project without a penalty. The Licensing Time Frames are summarized in the tables below.

Sewage Collection Systems and On-Site Wastewater (Septic) Treatment Facilities

License Type Administrative Completeness Review Substantive Review Overall Time Frame
4.01 300 Connections or less - (Combined pre and post construction) 42 53 95
4.01 more the 300 Connections - (Combined pre and post construction) 42 94 136
Single 4.02, 4.03, 4.13, and 4.14 General Permits 42 31 73
4.23 General Permit 42 94 136
Simple Combined Two or three Type 4 General Permits 42 53 95
Complex Combined Four or more Type 4 General Permits 42 94 136
Alternative design, installation, or operational feature to a Type 4 (Note 2)   8 (Note 2)  

NOTES:

  1. Licensing Time Frames and licensing processes are defined in A.A.C. Title 18, Chapter 1, Article 5 . These are the number of days (business days excluding Sat, Sun, and all State holidays) that the agency has to process the application and come to a final decision. The counting of days may be stopped for requesting additional information from the applicant. The source of License Types and number of days is from R18-1 Article 5 published June 29th, 2007.
  2. Each request for an alternative design, installation, or operational feature under A.A.C. R18-9-A312(G) to a Type 4 General Permit adds eight business days to the substantive review time-frame.

Sanitary Facilities for Subdivisions

License Type Administrative Completeness Review Substantive Review Overall Time Frame
Subdivision Community (Sewered) Facilities 21 37 58
Subdivision Individual (On-site) Facilities 21 46 67

Drinking Water Treatment and Distribution Systems

License Type Administrative Completeness Review Substantive Review Overall Time Frame
Standard drinking water treatment facility, project, or well approval to construct, 16 37 53
Complex drinking water treatment facility, project, or well approval to construct, 16 67 83
Standard drinking water treatment facility, project, or well approval of construction, 16 37 53
Complex drinking water treatment facility, project, or well approval of construction, 16 67 83
Standard drinking water new source approval, 16 37 53
Complex drinking water new source approval, 16 67 83
Drinking water time extension approval, 16 16 32

Public and Semi-Public Swimming Pools and Spas

License Type Administrative Completeness Review Substantive Review Overall Time Frame
Standard public and semi-public swimming pool design approval, 26 26 52
Complex public and semi-public swimming pool design approval, 26 67 93
Standard public and semi-public swimming pool approval of construction, 26 26 52
Complex public and semi-public swimming pool approval of construction, 26 67 93