Arizona Revised Statutes Title 49. The Environment § 49-421. Definitions

In this article, unless the context otherwise requires:

1. “Air contaminants” includes smoke, vapors, charred paper, dust, soot, grime, carbon, fumes, gases, sulfuric acid mist aerosols, aerosol droplets, odors, particulate matter, wind-borne matter, radioactive materials, or noxious chemicals, or any other material in the outdoor atmosphere.

2. “Air pollution” means the presence in the outdoor atmosphere of one or more air contaminants or combinations thereof in sufficient quantities, which either alone or in connection with other substances by reason of their concentration and duration are or tend to be injurious to human, plant or animal life, or cause damage to property, or unreasonably interfere with the comfortable enjoyment of life or property of a substantial part of a community, or obscure visibility, or which in any way degrade the quality of the ambient air below the standards established by the director.

3. “Person” includes any public or private corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or society of persons, the federal government and any of its departments or agencies, the state and any of its agencies, departments or political subdivisions, as well as a natural person.

4. “Special inspection warrant” means an order in writing issued in the name of the state of Arizona, signed by a magistrate, directed to the director or his deputies, authorizing him to enter into or upon any public or private property for the purpose of making an inspection authorized by law.


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