Current Rulemaking Initiatives

Alternative Path to Designation of a 100-year Assured Water Supply (ADAWS). The ADAWS rulemaking seeks to address challenges that some water providers face in pursuing a new Designation of 100-year Assured Water Supply (DAWS) under the current rules. ADWR may amend its Rules found in Arizona Administrative Code, Title 12, Chapter 15, Article 7 and specifically the following rules: R12-15-701, R12-15-704, R12-15-710, R12-15-711, R12-15-720, and R12-15-724. Information on the informal rulemaking process can be found at the page linked above.

Recently Approved Rules

Notice of Final Expedited Rulemaking- Amendments to the Department's fee rules reducing the application fees for an initial certificate of a grandfathered right in a subsequent AMA or an initial notice of irrigation authority in a subsequent INA. Approved by the Governor's Regulatory Review Council on October 3, 223 and effective immediately. 

Notice of Final Expedited Rulemaking- Amendments to the Department's licensing time-frame rule, well construction rules and dam safety rules. Approved by the Governor's Regulatory Review Council on January 4, 2022 and effective immediately.

Notice of Final Expedited Rulemaking- Amendments to the Departments Assured and Adequate Water Supply rules. Approved by the Governor's Regulatory Review Council on April 8, 2022 and effective immediately. 

Right To Petition

As provided in A.R.S. § 41-1033(C), a person may petition the Governor’s Regulatory Review Council to request a review of a final rule based on the person's belief that the final rule does not meet the requirements prescribed in A.R.S. § 41‑1030.