Sections
Article 1 County Charges, Specific Funds and Warrants for Current Expenses 11-601 – 11-606
Article 2 Claims and Warrants 11-621 – 11-645
Article 2.1 Lease-Purchase Agreements 11-651 – 11-653
Article 3 Auditing Provisions 11-661 – 11-665
Article 4 Financial Assistance from the Water Infrastructure Finance Authority of Arizona 11-671
Article 5 County Judgment Bonds 11-681 – 11-681.12

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 11 > Chapter 4

  • Active ingredient: has the meaning assigned to the term by title 7 United States Code section 136. See Arizona Laws 49-301
  • Active management area: means an active management area established under title 45, chapter 2, article 2. See Arizona Laws 48-4401
  • Active management area: means an active management area established under title 45, chapter 2. See Arizona Laws 48-4801
  • Actual central Arizona project water supply: means , for any calendar year, the total amount of central Arizona project water that is delivered to a district member during the year by a multi-county water conservation district pursuant to a subcontract for central Arizona project municipal and industrial water service by the United States secretary of the interior and a multi-county water conservation district. See Arizona Laws 48-4401
  • Adjusted groundwater: means the number computed by subtracting the excluded groundwater withdrawn in the district by a district member from all groundwater withdrawn in the district by the district member for non-irrigation use. See Arizona Laws 48-4401
  • Administrative costs: means the compensation and employment related expenses of the officers and administrative employees of the district, the compensation and reimbursements of members of the board of directors, operation and maintenance expenses and acquisition costs of property, equipment and other materials that the district acquires for administrative purposes. See Arizona Laws 48-4401
  • Administrator: means the administrator of the United States environmental protection agency. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • Any public transportation purpose: includes any one or more of the following purposes:

    (a) The payment of public transportation obligations. See Arizona Laws 48-5161

  • Applicant: means any person who applies for a registration or amended registration pursuant to title 3, chapter 2, article 5 or a conditional registration pursuant to section 49-310. See Arizona Laws 49-301
  • Aquifer: means a geologic unit that contains sufficient saturated permeable material to yield usable quantities of water to a well or spring. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • Assessment: means a tax assessment made under this chapter for the purpose of financing the maintenance and operating costs of the district. See Arizona Laws 48-6001
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Authority: means a regional public transportation authority organized under this chapter. See Arizona Laws 48-5101
  • Authority: means a regional transportation authority organized under this chapter. See Arizona Laws 48-5301
  • AZPDES: means the Arizona pollutant discharge elimination system program as adopted under section 402(b) of the clean water act. See Arizona Laws 49-255
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Best management practices: means those methods, measures or practices to prevent or reduce discharges and includes structural and nonstructural controls and operation and maintenance procedures. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • Board: means the elected board of directors of the upper San Pedro water district formed pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 48-6402
  • Board: means the county board of supervisors. See Arizona Laws 11-681
  • Board: means the board of directors of a groundwater replenishment district. See Arizona Laws 48-4401
  • Board: means either the initial board of directors or the permanent board of directors of a district. See Arizona Laws 48-4801
  • Board: means the district board of directors. See Arizona Laws 48-5701
  • Board: means the board of directors of a regional public transportation authority. See Arizona Laws 48-5101
  • Board: means the board of directors of a regional transportation authority established pursuant to section 48-5303. See Arizona Laws 48-5301
  • Board: means the board of directors of a public health services district. See Arizona Laws 48-5801
  • Board: means the board of directors of a multijurisdictional water facilities district formed pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 48-5901
  • Board: means the board of directors of a district. See Arizona Laws 48-6201
  • Bond related expenses: means any expenses incurred by the county to issue and administer bonds issued under this article, including underwriting fees and costs, trustee fees, financial consultant fees, printing and advertising costs, paying agent fees, transfer agent fees, legal, accounting, feasibility consultant and other professional fees and expenses, credit enhancement fees, attorney and accounting fees and expenses related to credit enhancement, bond insurance or liquidity enhancement, remarketing fees, rating agency fees and costs, travel and telecommunications expenses and all other expenses considered necessary by the county board of supervisors in order to market and administer the bonds. See Arizona Laws 11-681
  • Bond related expenses: means any expenses incurred by the district to issue and administer its bonds including underwriting fees and costs, trustee fees, financial consultant fees, printing and advertising costs, paying agent fees, transfer agent fees, legal, accounting, feasibility consultant and other expert fees and expenses, cost of credit enhancement fees, attorney and accounting fees and expenses related to credit enhancement, bond insurance or liquidity enhancement, remarketing fees, rating agency fees and costs, travel and telephone expenses and all other fees deemed necessary by the board in order to market and administer the bonds. See Arizona Laws 48-4541
  • Bond related expenses: means expenses incurred by the authority to issue and administer its bonds, including underwriting fees and costs, trustee fees, financial consultant fees, printing and advertising costs, paying agent fees, transfer agent fees, legal, accounting, feasibility consultant and other expert fees and expenses, cost of credit enhancement fees, attorney and accounting fees and expenses related to credit enhancement, bond insurance or liquidity enhancement, remarketing fees, rating agency fees and costs, travel and telephone expenses and all other fees deemed necessary by the board in order to market and administer the bonds. See Arizona Laws 48-5161
  • Bond related expenses: means any expenses incurred by the district to issue and administer its bonds, including underwriting fees and costs, trustee fees, financial consultant fees, printing and advertising costs, paying agent fees, transfer agent fees, legal, accounting, feasibility consultant and other professional fees and expenses, credit enhancement fees, attorney and accounting fees and expenses related to credit enhancement, bond insurance or liquidity enhancement, remarketing fees, rating agency fees and costs, travel and telephone expenses and all other fees considered necessary by the district in order to market and administer the bonds. See Arizona Laws 48-6271
  • Bonds: means the bonds issued pursuant to this article. See Arizona Laws 11-681
  • Bonds: means bonds of the district issued pursuant to this article. See Arizona Laws 48-4541
  • Bonds: means bonds of the authority issued pursuant to this article. See Arizona Laws 48-5161
  • Bonds: means the revenue bonds of the district issued pursuant to this article. See Arizona Laws 48-6271
  • Capacity costs: means the cost of acquiring, constructing or leasing replenishment facilities, including any necessary land, any facilities that are necessary to treat water and facilities that are required to transport water to a treatment facility or replenishment area that is operated, owned or leased by a district, including interest on any amount that was borrowed to acquire, lease or construct the facilities. See Arizona Laws 48-4401
  • Carton: means an egg carton as used in commercial practice in the United States. See Arizona Laws 3-701
  • Case: means a standard thirty-dozen egg case as used in commercial practice in the United States. See Arizona Laws 3-701
  • CERCLA: means the comprehensive environmental response, compensation, and liability act of 1980, as amended (P. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • CERCLA: means the comprehensive environmental response, compensation, and liability act of 1980, as amended (P. See Arizona Laws 48-4401
  • CERCLA brownfields cleanup revolving loan fund program: means the program established by the United States environmental protection agency to provide financial assistance in the form of loans or grants to eligible persons to remediate contamination at eligible sites as provided in section 104(k) of CERCLA and applicable guidance documents prepared by the United States environmental protection agency to implement this program. See Arizona Laws 49-218
  • Chairman: means the person elected to preside over meetings of the board of directors. See Arizona Laws 48-5701
  • Chairman of the board: means the person designated to preside over meetings of the board of directors of the district. See Arizona Laws 48-6001
  • Characterization: means a process to determine the nature, degree and extent of contaminants at a site or a portion of a site. See Arizona Laws 49-171
  • Chemigation: means a method of irrigation by which a pesticide is mixed with irrigation water before the water is applied to the crop or the soil. See Arizona Laws 49-301
  • Clean closure: means implementation of all actions specified in an aquifer protection permit, if any, as closure requirements, as well as elimination, to the greatest degree practicable, of any reasonable probability of further discharge from the facility and of either exceeding aquifer water quality standards at the applicable point of compliance or, if an aquifer water quality standard is exceeded at the time the permit is issued, causing further degradation of the aquifer at the applicable point of compliance as provided in section 49-243, subsection B, paragraph 3. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • Clean water act: means the federal water pollution control act amendments of 1972 (P. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • Clerk: includes any person or official who performs the duties of clerk of the municipality or any person appointed by the district board to be the district clerk. See Arizona Laws 48-6801
  • Commission: means the Arizona emergency response commission. See Arizona Laws 49-121
  • Committee: means a local emergency planning committee. See Arizona Laws 49-121
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Container: means any box, one-half case, basket, flat or other receptacle, excluding a carton and a case. See Arizona Laws 3-701
  • Contaminant: means any substance that has been released to the environment and that qualifies as any of the following:

    (a) A hazardous substance as defined in section 49-201. See Arizona Laws 49-171

  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • County: means the county in which the district is located. See Arizona Laws 48-6402
  • County: means a county with a population of less than one million two hundred thousand persons in which a regional transportation authority is established pursuant to section 48-5302. See Arizona Laws 48-5301
  • County judgment purpose: includes the following purposes:

    (a) The payment of obligations of the county resulting from a final court judgment against the county, court costs and attorney fees, including outside legal counsel retained by the county, but not costs incurred by the county attorney in connection with the judgment. See Arizona Laws 11-681

  • Credits: means any groundwater in addition to the amount of groundwater that may be used at a water district member land or delivered within a water district member service area for use within the water district member service area pursuant to the applicable assured water supply rules adopted by the department of water resources. See Arizona Laws 48-4801
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Dealer: means any person who contracts for or obtains from the producer, or any producer-dealer, dealer or manufacturer, possession or control of any eggs or egg products for the purpose of candling, grading, selling, peddling, distributing, dealing in or trading in eggs or egg products for resale to an egg dealer within this state, producer-dealer, manufacturer, retailer or consumer for human consumption within this state. See Arizona Laws 3-701
  • Debt service: means the principal of, interest on and premium, if any, on the bonds, when due, whether at maturity or prior redemption and fees and costs of registrars, trustees, paying agents or other agents necessary to handle the bonds and the costs of credit enhancement or liquidity support. See Arizona Laws 48-6801
  • Declaration: means an instrument recorded against real property and conforming to the requirements stated in section 48-4975, subsection A, paragraph 4. See Arizona Laws 48-4801
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Degradation product: means a substance resulting from the transformation of a pesticide by physicochemical or biochemical means. See Arizona Laws 49-301
  • Department: means the department of water resources. See Arizona Laws 48-6402
  • Department: means the department of environmental quality. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • Department: means the Arizona department of agriculture. See Arizona Laws 3-101
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Direct reuse: means the beneficial use of reclaimed water for specific purposes authorized pursuant to section 49-203, subsection A, paragraph 6. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • Director: means the director of water resources. See Arizona Laws 48-6402
  • Director: means the director of environmental quality or the director's designee. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • Director: means the director of the department. See Arizona Laws 3-101
  • Director: means the director of water resources. See Arizona Laws 48-4401
  • Discharge: means the direct or indirect addition of any pollutant to the waters of the state from a facility. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • Discharge: means any addition of any pollutant to navigable waters from any point source. See Arizona Laws 49-255
  • Discharge impact area: means the potential areal extent of pollutant migration, as projected on the land surface, as the result of a discharge from a facility. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • Discharge limitation: means any restriction, prohibition, limitation or criteria established by the director, through a rule, permit or order, on quantities, rates, concentrations, combinations, toxicity and characteristics of pollutants. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • District: means the upper San Pedro water district formed pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 48-6402
  • District: means a groundwater replenishment district established under this chapter. See Arizona Laws 48-4401
  • District: means an active management area water district established under this chapter. See Arizona Laws 48-4801
  • District: means an agriculture preservation district established pursuant to this article. See Arizona Laws 48-5701
  • District: means a tax levying revitalization district formed pursuant to this article. See Arizona Laws 48-6801
  • District: means a public health services district formed pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 48-5801
  • District: means a multijurisdictional water facilities district formed pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 48-5901
  • District: means a recreational corridor channelization district established pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 48-6001
  • District: means a theme park district established pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 48-6201
  • District board: means the board of directors of the district. See Arizona Laws 48-6801
  • District water: means water that a district acquires in a calendar year and that exceeds the amount that is necessary to fulfill its contracts for replenishment pursuant to section 48-4470, demand services pursuant to section 48-4472 and replenishment pursuant to section 48-4501. See Arizona Laws 48-4401
  • Drought year: means :

    (a) A year in which the district member's actual central Arizona project water supply is less than eighty per cent of the district member's normal central Arizona project water supply, if the district member's actual central Arizona project water supply is also less than the amount of central Arizona project water ordered by the district member from a multi-county water conservation district. See Arizona Laws 48-4401

  • Eggs: means eggs that are in the shell and that are from chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese or any other species of fowl. See Arizona Laws 3-701
  • Electronic funds transfer: The transfer of money between accounts by consumer electronic systems-such as automated teller machines (ATMs) and electronic payment of bills-rather than by check or cash. (Wire transfers, checks, drafts, and paper instruments do not fall into this category.) Source: OCC
  • Eligible activities: means removal as defined by section 101(23) of CERCLA and includes required engineering evaluations, cost analysis of cleanup alternatives, public participation requirements and reasonable and necessary site monitoring activities during the remediation. See Arizona Laws 49-218
  • Engineering control: means a remediation method such as a barrier or cap that is used to prevent or minimize exposure to contaminants and that includes technologies that reduce the mobility or migration of contaminants. See Arizona Laws 49-151
  • Enhanced municipal services: means public service provided within the district at a higher level or to a greater degree than provided outside the district. See Arizona Laws 48-6801
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Environment: means navigable waters, any other surface waters, groundwater, drinking water supply, land surface or subsurface strata or ambient air, within or bordering on this state. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • Environmental laws: means this title and any rules, permits and orders that are adopted or issued pursuant to this title. See Arizona Laws 49-192
  • Environmental management system: means a set of documented processes and practices that enable an organization to reduce its environmental impacts and increase its operating efficiency by continuously improving its environmental performance. See Arizona Laws 49-192
  • Environmental performance: means the effect of a facility or activity on air, water, land, natural resources or human health and the generation of waste by a facility or activity. See Arizona Laws 49-192
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Excess groundwater: means an amount of groundwater equal to that amount of groundwater delivered to a water district member land in a calendar year or delivered within a water district member service area by the municipal provider for that water district member service area in a calendar year in excess of the amount of groundwater that may be used at the water district member land in that calendar year or may be delivered by the municipal provider for use within the water district member service area in that calendar year consistent with the applicable assured water supply rules adopted by the department of water resources pursuant to section 45-576, subsection H for the active management area where the water district member land or the water district member service area is located. See Arizona Laws 48-4801
  • Excluded groundwater: means the amount of groundwater that is withdrawn in the district by a district member and that is excluded from the replenishment tax pursuant to section 48-4502, paragraph 1, subdivisions (b) through (e). See Arizona Laws 48-4401
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Existing facility: means a facility on which construction began before August 13, 1986 and which is neither a new facility nor a closed facility. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • Facility: means any land, building, installation, structure, equipment, device, conveyance, area, source, activity or practice from which there is, or with reasonable probability may be, a discharge. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation: A government corporation that insures the deposits of all national and state banks that are members of the Federal Reserve System. Source: OCC
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiscal agent: means a bank or trust company authorized to do business in this state or the county treasurer as designated by the board. See Arizona Laws 48-5101
  • Fiscal agent: means a bank or trust company authorized to do business in this state or the county treasurer as designated by the board. See Arizona Laws 48-5301
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • General plan: means the general plan described in section 48-6802, subsection B, as the plan may be amended. See Arizona Laws 48-6801
  • Germane: On the subject of the pending bill or other business; a strict standard of relevance.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Governing body: means the body or board that by law is constituted as the legislative department of the municipality, Indian tribe or community. See Arizona Laws 48-6801
  • Grade: means classified as to quality and applies to a dozen, case, lot or load of eggs. See Arizona Laws 3-701
  • Grantor: includes every person from or by whom an estate or interest in real property passes, in or by a deed. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Gray water: means wastewater that has been collected separately from a sewage flow and that originates from a clothes washer or a bathroom tub, shower or sink but that does not include wastewater from a kitchen sink, dishwasher or toilet. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • Groundwater protection data gap: means that a pesticide for agricultural use has been registered with the Arizona department of agriculture without the director of environmental quality finding that the information submitted pursuant to section 49-302 meets the requirements of this article. See Arizona Laws 49-301
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Hazardous substance: means :

    (a) Any substance designated pursuant to sections 311(b)(2)(A) and 307(a) of the clean water act. See Arizona Laws 49-201

  • Hazardous substance: has the meaning set forth in the comprehensive environmental response, compensation, and liability act of 1980 (P. See Arizona Laws 49-121
  • Hearsay: Statements by a witness who did not see or hear the incident in question but heard about it from someone else. Hearsay is usually not admissible as evidence in court.
  • Historic annual net natural recharge: means the average annual net natural recharge of the groundwater basin beneath a groundwater replenishment district during a thirty year period, as established by the director in the most recent management plan for the active management area in which the district is located pursuant to title 45, chapter 2, article 9, or a proportionate share established by the director, if the groundwater basin is partially located beneath a district. See Arizona Laws 48-4401
  • Impaired water: means a navigable water for which credible scientific data exists that satisfies the requirements of section 49-232 and that demonstrates that the water should be identified pursuant to 33 United States Code section 1313(d) and the regulations implementing that statute. See Arizona Laws 49-231
  • Industrial user: means a source of indirect discharge. See Arizona Laws 49-255
  • Inert material: means broken concrete, asphaltic pavement, manufactured asbestos-containing products, brick, rock, gravel, sand and soil. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • Infrastructure: means all improvements listed in this paragraph that will result in a beneficial use principally to land within the geographical limits of the district and may include a district's share of any improvements listed in this paragraph if the district board determines such share is proportionate to the beneficial use of such improvements to land within the geographical limits of the district, improvements within or outside the geographical limits of the district, necessary or incidental work, whether newly constructed, renovated or existing, and all necessary or desirable appurtenances. See Arizona Laws 48-6801
  • Infrastructure purpose: means :

    (a) Planning, design, engineering, construction, demolition, acquisition or installation of infrastructure. See Arizona Laws 48-6801

  • Initial board: means the initial board of directors of a district organized under section 48-4803 for the purpose of establishing and managing the district preliminary to its permanent establishment under article 2 of this chapter or its dissolution under section 48-4806, subsection B, paragraph 2. See Arizona Laws 48-4801
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Inspector: means an egg inspector who is appointed or assigned pursuant to section 3-709. See Arizona Laws 3-701
  • Institutional control: means a legal or administrative tool or action taken to reduce the potential for exposure to contaminants. See Arizona Laws 49-151
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • Irrigation district: means a political subdivision, however designated, established pursuant to chapter 17 or 19 of this title. See Arizona Laws 48-4401
  • Joint tenancy: A form of property ownership in which two or more parties hold an undivided interest in the same property that was conveyed under the same instrument at the same time. A joint tenant can sell his (her) interest but not dispose of it by will. Upon the death of a joint tenant, his (her) undivided interest is distributed among the surviving joint tenants.
  • Judgement: The official decision of a court finally determining the respective rights and claims of the parties to a suit.
  • Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Major modification: means a physical change in an existing facility or a change in its method of operation that results in a significant increase or adverse alteration in the characteristics or volume of the pollutants discharged, or the addition of a process or major piece of production equipment, building or structure that is physically separated from the existing operation and that causes a discharge, provided that:

    (a) A modification to a groundwater protection permit facility as defined in section 49-241. See Arizona Laws 49-201

  • Medical clinic: means a facility that provides for physical evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of patients and that does not keep patients overnight as bed patients or treat patients under general anesthesia. See Arizona Laws 48-5501
  • Medically underserved: means populations that exhibit one or more of the following indicators:

    (a) Limitations on the availability of primary care providers, prenatal care or other health care services. See Arizona Laws 48-5501

  • member: means a municipality that contains a service area and petitions for the formation of the district or petitions for the expansion of the district pursuant to this title. See Arizona Laws 48-4401
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Multi-county water conservation district: means a political subdivision established pursuant to chapter 22 of this title. See Arizona Laws 48-4401
  • Multipurpose event center: means a building, a group of buildings or a structure that is designed or configured to be adaptable in providing venues that can accommodate various events such as musical concerts, theater performances, trade shows, sporting events, conventions, conferences and other social, cultural, business or entertainment events. See Arizona Laws 48-6801
  • Municipal provider: means a city, town or private water company. See Arizona Laws 48-4801
  • Municipal water delivery system: means an entity that distributes or sells potable water primarily through a pipeline delivery system that is owned by either:

    (a) A city or town incorporated or chartered under the constitution and laws of this state. See Arizona Laws 48-6402

  • Municipal water provider: means a city, town, domestic water improvement district, private water company or irrigation district that supplies water for nonirrigation use. See Arizona Laws 48-5901
  • Municipality: means a city or town incorporated or chartered under the constitution and laws of this state. See Arizona Laws 48-4401
  • Municipality: means an incorporated city or town. See Arizona Laws 48-5101
  • Municipality: means an incorporated city or town. See Arizona Laws 48-5301
  • Municipality: means an incorporated city or town and includes an Indian tribe or community. See Arizona Laws 48-6801
  • Navigable waters: means the waters of the United States as defined by section 502(7) of the clean water act (33 United States Code section 1362(7)). See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • Net natural recharge: means the amount of water added to a groundwater basin during a definite period of time through natural underground inflow, natural infiltration through mountain fronts and natural infiltration through streambeds or other natural channels, except for water released into streambeds or other natural channels as effluent, less the amount of water that left the groundwater basin during the same period of time through natural outflow. See Arizona Laws 48-4401
  • New facility: means a previously closed facility that resumes operation or a facility on which construction was begun after August 13, 1986 on a site at which no other facility is located or to totally replace the process or production equipment that causes the discharge from an existing facility. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • Non-irrigation use: means any use of water, other than on two or more acres of land to produce plants or parts of plants for sale or human consumption or for use as feed for livestock, range livestock or poultry, as those terms are defined in section 3-1201. See Arizona Laws 48-4401
  • Nonpoint source: means any conveyance which is not a point source from which pollutants are or may be discharged to navigable waters. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • Nonresidential use: means those uses of property other than residential uses. See Arizona Laws 49-151
  • Normal central Arizona project water supply: means , for any calendar year, the maximum amount of central Arizona project water that a multi-county water conservation district has agreed to deliver to a district member for municipal or industrial use during the calendar year pursuant to a municipal and industrial water service subcontract. See Arizona Laws 48-4401
  • On-site wastewater treatment facility: means a conventional septic tank system or alternative system that is installed at a site to treat and dispose of wastewater of predominantly human origin that is generated at that site. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • Operating unit: means a county, city, town, water company or political subdivision, this state, the United States, an Indian tribe or any other public or private entity with which a district has a contractual relationship for the acquisition, delivery, exchange, treatment, storage or recharge of water. See Arizona Laws 48-4801
  • Organization: means a company, corporation, political subdivision, firm, enterprise or institution, or any part or combination, whether incorporated or not, public or private, that has its own functions and administration. See Arizona Laws 49-192
  • Outlays: Outlays are payments made (generally through the issuance of checks or disbursement of cash) to liquidate obligations. Outlays during a fiscal year may be for payment of obligations incurred in prior years or in the same year.
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Owner: means the person in whose name legal title appears by recorded deed, or the person in possession under claim of title, as the person exercising acts of ownership or as the personal representative of the owner. See Arizona Laws 48-5701
  • Owner: means the person who, on the day the action, election or proceeding is begun or held, appears to be the owner of real property as shown on the property tax assessment roll. See Arizona Laws 48-6801
  • Owner: means the person in whose name legal title appears by recorded deed, or the person in possession under claim of title, as the person exercising acts of ownership for himself or as the personal representative of the owner, including the governing boards of school districts owning property within the district. See Arizona Laws 48-6001
  • Owner: means all persons or entities that currently hold fee title to property other than as security for an obligation. See Arizona Laws 49-151
  • Parcel of water district member land: means any portion of water district member land for which the county assessor for the county in which the water district member land is located has issued a separate tax parcel number. See Arizona Laws 48-4801
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Permanent board: means the permanent board of directors of a district organized under section 48-4831. See Arizona Laws 48-4801
  • Permit: means a written authorization issued by the director or prescribed by this chapter or in a rule adopted under this chapter stating the conditions and restrictions governing a discharge or governing the construction, operation or modification of a facility. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • Person: means an individual, employee, officer, managing body, trust, firm, joint stock company, consortium, public or private corporation, including a government corporation, partnership, association or state, a political subdivision of this state, a commission, the United States government or any federal facility, interstate body or other entity. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • Person: includes an individual, household, firm, corporation, company or association. See Arizona Laws 3-701
  • Person: includes a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or society, as well as a natural person. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Person: means an individual, public or private corporation, company, partnership, firm, association, society, estate or trust, any other public organization or enterprise, the United States, any state, territory or country or a governmental entity, political subdivision or municipal corporation organized under or subject to the constitution and laws of this state. See Arizona Laws 48-4401
  • Pesticide: means any substance or mixture of substances intended for either:

    (a) Preventing, destroying, repelling or mitigating any pest. See Arizona Laws 49-301

  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Point source: means any discernible, confined and discrete conveyance, including, but not limited to, any pipe, ditch, channel, tunnel, conduit, well, discrete fissure, container, rolling stock, concentrated animal feeding operation or vessel or other floating craft from which pollutants are or may be discharged to navigable waters. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • Pollutant: means fluids, contaminants, toxic wastes, toxic pollutants, dredged spoil, solid waste, substances and chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers and other agricultural chemicals, incinerator residue, sewage, garbage, sewage sludge, munitions, petroleum products, chemical wastes, biological materials, radioactive materials, heat, wrecked or discarded equipment, rock, sand, cellar dirt and mining, industrial, municipal and agricultural wastes or any other liquid, solid, gaseous or hazardous substances. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • Population: means the population according to the most recent United States decennial census. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Population: means the population determined in the most recent United States decennial census or the most recent special census as provided in section 28-6532. See Arizona Laws 48-5101
  • Population: means the population determined in the most recent United States decennial census or the most recent special census as provided in section 28-6532. See Arizona Laws 48-5301
  • Postclosure monitoring and maintenance: means those activities that are conducted after closure notification and that are necessary to:

    (a) Keep the facility in compliance with either the aquifer water quality standards at the applicable point of compliance or, for any aquifer water quality standard that is exceeded at the time the aquifer protection permit is issued, the requirement to prevent the facility from further degrading the aquifer at the applicable point of compliance as provided under section 49-243, subsection B, paragraph 3. See Arizona Laws 49-201

  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Private water company: means a public service corporation as defined in article XV, Constitution of Arizona, that provides water or wastewater services or both. See Arizona Laws 48-5901
  • Project: means a facility necessary or convenient to obtain, divert, withdraw, transport, exchange, deliver, treat or store water, including rights-of-way, real and personal property, interests in property and improvements to property that are necessary or appropriate to maintain and operate the facilities. See Arizona Laws 48-4801
  • Public agency: includes this state and any county, city, town, district or other public agency or entity established under the laws of this state or the federal government. See Arizona Laws 48-5101
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Public transportation: means local transportation of passengers by means of a public conveyance. See Arizona Laws 48-5101
  • Public transportation: means local transportation of passengers by means of a public conveyance, including para-transit. See Arizona Laws 48-5301
  • Publicly owned treatment works: means a treatment works owned by this state or a municipality of this state as defined in section 502(4) of the clean water act. See Arizona Laws 49-255
  • Qualified electors: means persons who are qualified to vote pursuant to title 16. See Arizona Laws 48-5501
  • Quality: means the inherent properties of any product that determine its relative degree of excellence. See Arizona Laws 3-701
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Real property for public transportation needs: means real property and any appurtenances to the real property that are designated or may be designated by the board as a location for the construction of a public transportation system project, including all lands or interests in lands, the use or occupancy of which are necessary or appropriate in the construction, reconstruction, repair, maintenance, extension, development, improvement or operation of public transportation facilities and improvements. See Arizona Laws 48-5161
  • Reclaimed water: means water that has been treated or processed by a wastewater treatment plant or an on-site wastewater treatment facility. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
  • Registrant: means a person that has registered a pesticide pursuant to title 3, chapter 2, article 5. See Arizona Laws 49-301
  • Regulated agricultural activity: means the application of nitrogen fertilizer or a concentrated animal feeding operation. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • Remediation: means action taken to address a contaminant by reducing the level of the contaminant in the environment or preventing or reducing exposure to the contaminant. See Arizona Laws 49-171
  • Remediation: means either:

    (a) The treatment or removal of contaminated environmental media to meet predetermined risk levels or site specific risk levels. See Arizona Laws 49-151

  • Replenish: means to increase the amount of groundwater in a district either incidentally or through water storage undertaken pursuant to title 45, chapter 3. See Arizona Laws 48-4401
  • Replenish: means to increase the amount of groundwater in an aquifer through water storage pursuant to title 45, chapter 3. See Arizona Laws 48-4801
  • Replenishment tax: means the taxes imposed by sections 48-4470, 48-4472 and 48-4501 on district members for the privilege of withdrawing groundwater. See Arizona Laws 48-4401
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • Resolution: means a resolution, adopted by the governing body of a city or town, by the board of directors of a private water company that is a corporation, by the general partners of a private water company that is a partnership or by the individual owners of a private water company that is individually owned. See Arizona Laws 48-4801
  • Retailer: means a person that buys candled and graded eggs or egg products from a producer, licensed manufacturer, licensed producer-dealer or licensed dealer for resale to a consumer only, or that buys egg products to use in the preparation of other consumer foods for resale. See Arizona Laws 3-701
  • Revenue bonds: means those bonds that are issued pursuant to this article and that are secured by a pledge of revenues of the district or revenues collected by the county or municipality and returned to the district. See Arizona Laws 48-6801
  • Roll call vote : A vote in which each legislator votes "yea" or "nay" as his or her name is called by the Clerk, so that the names of legislators voting on each side are recorded.
  • Safe drinking water act: means the federal safe drinking water act, as amended (P. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Site: means the areal extent of contamination. See Arizona Laws 49-171
  • Site host: means a city, county or Indian tribe, nation, community or band. See Arizona Laws 48-6201
  • Size: means classified as to weight. See Arizona Laws 3-701
  • Soil adsorption coefficient: means a measure of the tendency of a pesticide, or its biologically active transformation products, to bond to the surfaces of soil particles. See Arizona Laws 49-301
  • Source: means a site or portion of a site where a contaminant is or may be released to waters of the state. See Arizona Laws 49-171
  • Special payments: means any payments made pursuant to section 36-2903. See Arizona Laws 48-5501
  • Standards: means water quality standards, pretreatment standards and toxicity standards established pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • Standards of performance: means performance standards, design standards, best management practices, technologically based standards and other standards, limitations or restrictions established by the director by rule or by permit condition. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Supervisor: means the supervisor of egg inspection or the supervisor's authorized representative. See Arizona Laws 3-701
  • Surface water quality standard: means a standard adopted for a navigable water pursuant to sections 49-221 and 49-222 and section 303(c) of the clean water act (33 United States Code section 1313(c)). See Arizona Laws 49-231
  • Tank: means a stationary device, including a sump, that is constructed of concrete, steel, plastic, fiberglass, or other non-earthen material that provides substantial structural support, and that is designed to contain an accumulation of solid, liquid or gaseous materials. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • Theme park: means any combination of recreational, entertainment, amusement and cultural venues and parking facilities with a central access designed and built around a particular time, place, story or subject, including consistent presentation of architecture, costuming, merchandise, food, games, rides and attractions. See Arizona Laws 48-6201
  • Theme park purpose: includes the following purposes:

    (a) The capital costs of acquiring, designing, developing, constructing, reconstructing, equipping and improving theme park facilities and directly related improvements and of on-site and off-site public infrastructure. See Arizona Laws 48-6271

  • Title III: means title III of SARA. See Arizona Laws 49-121
  • TMDL implementation plan: means a written strategy to implement a total maximum daily load that is developed for an impaired water. See Arizona Laws 49-231
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Total maximum daily load: means an estimation of the total amount of a pollutant from all sources that may be added to a water while still allowing the water to achieve and maintain applicable surface water quality standards. See Arizona Laws 49-231
  • Total water used: means all water that a district member uses or delivers to its customers for non-irrigation use. See Arizona Laws 48-4401
  • Toxic pollutant: means a substance that will cause significant adverse reactions if ingested in drinking water. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • Treasurer: includes any person or official who performs the duties of treasurer of the municipality or any person appointed by the district board as the district treasurer. See Arizona Laws 48-6801
  • Treatment works: means any devices and systems that are used in the storage, treatment, recycling and reclamation of municipal sewage or industrial wastes of a liquid nature, the elements essential to providing a reliable recycled supply such as standby treatment units and clear well facilities, and any works that will be an integral part of the treatment process or that are used for residues resulting from that treatment. See Arizona Laws 49-255
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC
  • User fees: Fees charged to users of goods or services provided by the government. In levying or authorizing these fees, the legislature determines whether the revenue should go into the treasury or should be available to the agency providing the goods or services.
  • Vadose zone: means the zone between the ground surface and any aquifer. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • Water acquisition costs: means the cost of acquiring water for use by the district in fulfilling its replenishment obligations pursuant to sections 48-4470, 48-4472 and 48-4501, including costs of purchase or lease of water, energy costs for transporting water, operation costs, maintenance costs, withdrawal or severance taxes paid in connection with the water, capital costs for headworks, well or transmission facilities constructed at a water source and interest on monies that are borrowed to acquire water. See Arizona Laws 48-4401
  • Water company: means either a private water company as defined in section 45-402 or an irrigation district that primarily serves municipal water. See Arizona Laws 48-4801
  • Water district groundwater replenishment obligation: means , for the active management area in which water district member lands or water district member service areas are or may be located, the total of the cumulative water district parcel replenishment obligation of all parcels of water district member land in that active management area for a particular calendar year plus the cumulative water district service area replenishment obligation of all water district member service areas in that active management area for a particular calendar year. See Arizona Laws 48-4801
  • Water district member land: means any real property that meets the requirements of section 48-4975. See Arizona Laws 48-4801
  • Water district member service area: means the service area of a municipal provider that is located in the active management area in which the district is located and that qualifies as a water district member service area under section 48-4981, including any additions to or extensions of the service area. See Arizona Laws 48-4801
  • Water district parcel replenishment obligation: means , with respect to any particular parcel of water district member land, an amount of groundwater equal to the amount of groundwater delivered to the parcel of water district member land in a calendar year, multiplied by the percentage that the excess groundwater of the applicable water district member land for that year bears to the total amount of groundwater delivered to the applicable water district member land during that year. See Arizona Laws 48-4801
  • Water district service area replenishment obligation: means , with respect to any particular water district member service area, the excess groundwater of that water district member service area in a particular calendar year reduced by the replenishment credits, if any, applied by the municipal provider with respect to the water district member service area under section 48-4973, subsection I. See Arizona Laws 48-4801
  • Watercourse master plan: means a hydraulic plan for a watercourse that is prepared by a county flood control district, that examines the cumulative impacts of existing development and future encroachment in the floodplain and future development in the watershed on potential flood damages and that establishes technical criteria for subsequent development so as to minimize potential flood damages for all flood events up to and including the one hundred-year flood. See Arizona Laws 48-6001
  • Waters of the state: means all waters within the jurisdiction of this state including all perennial or intermittent streams, lakes, ponds, impounding reservoirs, marshes, watercourses, waterways, wells, aquifers, springs, irrigation systems, drainage systems and other bodies or accumulations of surface, underground, natural, artificial, public or private water situated wholly or partly in or bordering on the state. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • Well: means a bored, drilled or driven shaft, pit or hole whose depth is greater than its largest surface dimension. See Arizona Laws 49-201