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Proposed Rules


On June 26, 2012, Governor Brewer signed Executive Order 2012-03, “State Regulatory Review, Moratorium and Streamlining to Promote Job Creation and Retention.” The Executive Order prohibits most state agencies, including the Department of Water Resources, from conducting any rulemaking until December 31, 2014 except as permitted by the Order. The objective of the Order is to eliminate any unnecessary increased monetary or regulatory costs on employers, persons, individuals, other state agencies, or political subdivisions of the State. There are several exceptions to the rulemaking moratorium. In addition, state agencies are allowed to continue any rulemaking that was authorized by the Office of the Governor on or after January 22, 2009. Click here to view the Executive Order.


To comply with the Order, the Department is not currently undertaking any rulemakings.