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    HB2212 Required Language for Pima County Permit, License, and Application Forms

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    The processes reflected on this page have an effective date of September 1, 2017

    Activity Scope Requiring County Review

    • ADEQ delegated review authority to Pima County:
      • Construction of or modification to private building sewers designed for flows at or exceeding 3000 gallons per day from more than one building
      • Private lift stations or force mains serving more than one dwelling
      • Construction of or modifications to public sewer conveyance systems
      • Onsite  wastewater treatment facilities
      • Public water system improvements (Tucson Water limited to water line extensions)
    • Private development built Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department (RWRD) sewers or connections thereto:
      • Construction resulting in a new or modified connection discharging to the public sewer
      • Construction resulting in new or change in water meter size
      • Construction of public sewer extension
      • New commercial tenant improvements in shell buildings (not replacing existing tenant space)
      • Change of use resulting in higher wastewater strength [requiring industrial waste review] or higher volume discharge [requiring capacity review] (e.g., restaurant, bakery, medical facility)
      • Permits for structures or sites containing existing public sewer infrastructure (to ensure that development does not prevent access to RWRD infrastructure)

    Building Permits

    Commercial Site Concept Plans/Tentative Plats

    Improvement Plans

    Final Plat

    Rezoning or Site Analysis


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    Daniel Ice
    Chief Building Official

    Lauren A. Ortega, PE
    Deputy Director

    Joseph Godoy
    Principal Site Review Manager

    Mark Masek
    Plans Examiner Supervisor

    Robin Freiman
    Addressing Official