Environmental Planning

Water Resources

Overview

In Arizona, water resources include surface waters, riparian areas, intermittent streams and ephemeral drainages.  The Clean Water Act (CWA) of 1972 was established with the objective of restoring and preserving the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the nation's waters by preventing point and nonpoint sources of pollution, providing assistance to publicly owned wastewater treatment plants, and maintaining the integrity of wetlands.

During the planning of a transportation project, EPG assesses the potential for water resources considered jurisdictional under Section 404 of the CWA to occur within or near the project area.  As part of this determination, a jurisdictional delineation may be conducted to determine the exact boundary and types of water features (such as wetlands or drainages) present on a project site.  Please refer to the ADOT Clean Water Act Section 404/401 Guidance Manual for more details. 

EPG also assesses the potential for point source discharges of pollution, which is regulated under Section 402 of the CWA and permitted with Arizona or National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permits (AZPDES/NPDES).

 

The Arizona Ombudsman – Citizens Aide helps citizens to resolve ongoing issues with State Agencies.

Civil RightsTitle VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ADOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. Persons that require a reasonable accommodation based on language or disability should contact ADOT’s Civil Rights Office at civilrightsoffice@azdot.gov. Requests should be made as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the accommodation.

De acuerdo con el título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964 y la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés), el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT por sus siglas en inglés) no discrimina por raza, color, nacionalidad, edad, género o discapacidad.  Personas que requieren asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o por discapacidad deben ponerse en contacto con la Oficina de Derechos Civiles en civilrightsoffice@azdot.gov. Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más pronto posible para asegurar que el equipo encargado del proyecto tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.