Putting environmental quality on the performance track


This article from the Journal of Environmental Management - Arizona presents the incentives and structure of Arizona's Performance Track program.

In 2003, shortly after the Napolitano Administration took office, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) previewed our desire to develop a program to promote sound environmental management through recognition and regulatory flexibility. We have received a tremendous amount of valuable input from the regulated community since then, and in March of this year, we officially launched the A r i z o n a Environmental Performance Track project.

0Simply put, the Arizona Environmental Performance Track encourages and rewards businesses that are good environmental stewards. A v o l u n t a r y p a r t n e r s h i p between ADEQ, Maricopa, Pima, and Pinal Counties and environmentally responsible businesses, the Arizona Environmental Performance Track is designed to encourage companies to go above and beyond the minimum requirements of the law in their business practices.

The result will be a better regulatory environment for participating businesses and a cleaner and healthier environment for our children, families, employees, and neighbors.

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