A. The commission shall schedule public hearings to receive additional evidence and testimony relating to navigability or nonnavigability of each watercourse, and, if the commission finds a watercourse is navigable, the commission shall schedule public hearings to identify and make a public report of any public trust values associated with the watercourse.  The hearings shall be held at the commission’s office or, in the case of a hearing concerning a watercourse located principally outside of Maricopa county, at the county seat of the county in which the predominant portion of the particular watercourse is located. The commission may schedule additional hearings at other locations at the commission’s discretion.

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 37-1126

  • commission: means the Arizona navigable stream adjudication commission established by section 37-1121. See Arizona Laws 37-1101
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Person: includes a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or society, as well as a natural person. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • public trust values: means commerce, navigation and fishing. See Arizona Laws 37-1101
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Watercourse: means the main body or a portion or reach of any lake, river, creek, stream, wash, arroyo, channel or other body of water. See Arizona Laws 37-1101
  • Writing: includes printing. See Arizona Laws 1-215

B. At least thirty days before any public hearing under this section, the commission shall cause notice of the hearing to be published in two newspapers, one of statewide circulation and another of general circulation in the county where the hearing is to be held. In addition, the commission shall mail notice of the hearing to any person who has previously requested notice of hearings in writing from the commission.