Arkansas Environmental Laws

The regulations adopted by the Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission (APC&EC) are the basis for ADEQ's environmental permitting, monitoring and enforcement, public involvement activities, and other services.

Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission regulations are consistent with national environmental laws and state laws passed by the Arkansas Legislature.

Arkansas laws are compiled and written in the Arkansas Code Annotated (ACA). Most Arkansas environmental laws are written in ACA Title 8 - Environmental Law, though there are environmental related laws throughout the Arkansas Code. The Arkansas Legislature offers an online version of the Arkansas Code.