Substantive Policies

Substantive Policy Statements

Substantive Policy Statements

The Administrative Procedure Act requires the publication of substantive policy statements issued by agencies (A.R.S. § 41-1013(B)(14)).  Substantive policy statements are written expressions which inform the general public of an agency's current approach to rule or regulation practice.  Substantive policy statements are advisory only.  A substantive policy statement does not include internal procedural documents that only affect the internal procedures of the agency and does not impose additional requirements or penalties on regulated parties or include confidential information or rules made in accordance with the Arizona Administrative Procedure Act.  If you believe that a substantive policy statement does impose additional requirements or penalties on regulated parties you may petition the Agency under A.R.S. § 41-1033 for a review of the statement.