Environmental Requirements for Construction Activities

This web page provides information pertaining to environmental requirements for City of Mesa construction projects and any other project taking place in City of Mesa incorporated areas.

 

Dust and Stormwater Requirements

The City of Mesa has developed an Environmental Requirements for Construction Activities in the City of Mesa manual to provide technical guidance to developers, property owners, engineers, contractors and others involved with construction activities as a means to comply with the City’s Particulate Sources and Storm Water Pollution Control ordinances. Additionally, the City developed guidelines on Managing Street Wash Runoff for construction and industrial operations.

The City of Mesa has adopted through ordinance the Flood Control District of Maricopa County (FCDMC) Drainage Design Manual Erosion Control manual dated November 28, 2012. The FCDMC manual provides details pertaining to best management practices and applies to all city projects under contract to the Engineering Department or other city department and/or installed on any city property; including, public right-of-way areas (e.g. city owned and operated streets, catch basins, scuppers, etc.). Amendments to the FCDMC manual and incorporated into the Mesa City Code are provided in the Environmental Requirements for Construction Activities in the City of Mesa manual.

The City of Mesa has developed a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan Review of Content Form  to be used by contractors when developing their SWPPP for City projects and will be used by the City for evaluating the contractor’s SWPPP submittal. The SWPPP Review of Content Form provides for a specific format that contractors must follow in developing their SWPPP. SWPPPs not submitted in the required format will not be reviewed or approved and will be returned to the contactor for revision.

The City of Mesa has determined that the city and the contractor(s) both meet the definition of an “operator” as defined in the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Construction General Permit (ADEQ CGP) and are therefore co-permittees. The City of Mesa has developed a City of Mesa Co-Permittee Operator Responsibility Statement detailing the responsibilities of the city and the contractor as it pertains to the compliance with the terms of the ADEQ CGP. Contractors conducting work on City of Mesa projects that requires coverage under the ADEQ CGP shall have read and understood the information provided in this statement prior to submitting a bid for these projects.

 

Asbestos Requirements

The City of Mesa has developed Asbestos Abatement Procedures for the removal of asbestos containing materials at City of Mesa facilities and properties.  The City has also developed a Review of Content form for use in preparing and for reviewing pre-job submittals as required in those procedures (Microsoft Word format) (PDF format).
 
The City of Mesa does not have any requirements pertaining to asbestos for projects that do not impact City of Mesa facilities or properties.  Contractors should contact the Maricopa County Air Quality Department for information regarding asbestos requirements pertaining to non-city projects.


Lead-Based Paint Requirements

The City of Mesa has developed Lead-Based Paint Abatement Procedures for the removal of lead-based paint at City of Mesa facilities and properties.  The City has also developed a Review of Content form for use in preparing and for reviewing pre-job submittals as required in those procedures (Microsoft Word format) (PDF format).
 
The City of Mesa does not have any requirements pertaining to lead-based paint for projects that do not impact City of Mesa facilities or properties.  Contractors should contact the United States Environmental Protection Agency or the United States Department of Housing & Urban Development for information regarding lead-based paint requirements pertaining to non-city projects.

 

 

USEFUL LINKS

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality

Code of Regulations

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Maricopa Association of Governments

Maricopa County Air Quality

STormwater Outreach for Regional Municipalities (STORM)

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Western Regional Air Partnership

 

Environmental Complaints/Questions

Use our convenient online form or call (480) 644-3599.

  • Excessive dust/trackout from construction sites

  • Standing water/mosquitoes/West Nile Virus

  • Dumping/spills of hazardous materials

  • Improper disposal of harmful products (oil, antifreeze)