The Regional Council of Pima Association of Governments approved the Areawide Water Quality Management Plan (208 Plan) on Jan. 30, 2020.
The 208 Plan will be further reviewed by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for anticipated approval within approximately three months.
2020 Areawide Water Quality Management Plan, including appendices:
As the region's designated planning agency, PAG is required to update the 208 Plan under Section 208 of the federal Clean Water Act. Plan updates reflect changing water quality conditions, results of implementation actions or new requirements to meet water quality management goals and protect priority water bodies.
The draft was developed with coordination among local jurisdictions and stakeholders and includes the following recommendations:
- Streamlining permit review procedure for a facility to achieve 208 consistency while maintaining meaningful regional coordination points.
- Providing updates to the water quality issues and programs inventory.
- Alignment of the Strategic Action Plan with the goals of local programs in the region that may benefit from water quality funding.
Committee feedback, public comments, and PAG responses are documented in the public participation records included in Appendix B.
To read the PAG 208 Plan adopted in 2006 and to view the discussions at meetings during the update process, please visit the 208 page.
Contact Mead Mier, PAG Sustainability Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (520) 792-1093 for information.