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Air Quality Division: Permits: Emissions Bank

The Arizona Emissions Bank is authorized by the legislature in Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) at section 49-410 . ADEQ promulgated rules for the operation of the Emissions Bank in the Arizona Administrative Code (A.A.C.) Title 18, Chapter 2, Section 12 .

In accordance with Emissions Bank rules, R18-1204(A) and R18-1206(A), an applicant who wishes to participate in the Arizona Emissions Bank must complete a Credit Generation Application to generate a credit and a Credit Utilization Application to utilize an already existing, banked credit.

Permitted sources covered by an individual permit may generate emission credits for particulate matter (PM), sulfur oxides (SOx), carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen oxides (NOx), or volatile organic compounds (VOCs). All reductions that have occurred after August 17, 1999, and are permanent, quantifiable, and enforceable may be eligible. All potential credits must be evaluated and certified by the applicable state or county agency with permitting authority over the source (permitting authority). Please note that all emission reduction credit activities are considered pending until final approval by the permitting authority.

Individually permitted sources or sources applying for an individual permit may utilize emission credits for PM, SOx, CO, NOx, and VOCs. Credits may also be transferred when source ownership changes, or credits may be permanently retired.

The application instructions include additional information on the application process including applicable fees.

Emissions Bank Registry

This utility will allow you to query the ADEQ AZURITE database to obtain information relating to Emission Reduction Credit accounts. Like all other information on our site, data retrieved with this utility is subject to our disclaimer.

The utility lists credits for use, sorted by pollutant type, status of credit availability, location of the credits or the company owning the credits.

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