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Arizona Department of Mines and Mineral Resources


 STATE AGENCIES CONCERNED WITH MINING
AND MINERAL RESOURCES IN ARIZONA

adapted from Circular 109, January 2005

Arizona General Information
Phone: 602-542-4900
http://www.az.gov/ 


Governor and Legislature

Governor, Office of
http://www.governor.state.az.us/ 
State Capitol, 9th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602-542-4331 Fax: 602-542-1381
Governor - Janet Napolitano 602-542-1900

Arizona Legislature

www.azleg.state.az.us
membership roster

Arizona Revised Statutes 

Senate, Arizona State
http://www.arizonasenate.org/ 

Capitol complex, 1700 West Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Information desk: 602-926-3559
Arizona toll-free: 800-352-8404
Tucson Info. Desk: 520-398-6000

House of Representatives, Arizona
http://www.azleg.state.az.us/

Capitol complex, 1700 West Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Information desk: 602-926-4221
Arizona toll-free: 800-352-8404
Tucson Info. Desk: 520-398-6000


Agencies and Universities

Agriculture, Department of
http://www.agriculture.state.az.us/
1688 W. Adams, Room 421, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602-542-4373 Fax: 602-542-5420
Native Plant Law Mgr. - Jim McGinnis 602-364-0907
Tucson Office
400 W. Congress, Rm. 124, Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 520-628-6317

Arizona State University
Department of Geology
http://geology.asu.edu/ 
Box 871404, Tempe, AZ 85287-1404
Phone: 480-965-5081 Fax: 480-965-8102
Center for Meteorite Studies -
http://meteorites.asu.edu/ 
Phone:480-965-6511 Fax: 480-965-2747

Commerce, Department of
http://www.azcommerce.com/ 
1700 W. Washington, Suite 600, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602-771-1100
Arizona toll-free: 1-800-528-8421
Director - Gilbert Jimenez
Deputy Director - Joe Yuhas

Corporation Commission
http://www.cc.state.az.us/
1200 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602-542-3931
Arizona toll-free: 1-800-345-5819
Executive Secretary - Brian C. McNeal
Securities Division
1300 W. Washington, Phoenix, AZ 95007
Phone: 602-542-4242 Fax: 602-594-7470
Director - Matthew J. Neubert
Corporations Division
Phone: 602-542-3026
Arizona Toll-free: 800-345-8519
Director - David Raber
Corporate Records
1300 W. Washington, Rm. 101, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602-542-5085 Fax: 602-542-3414
Old stock certificates info.: 602-542-3026

Tucson Office
400 W. Congress, Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 520-628-6550 Fax: 520-628-6614

Economic Security, Department of
http://www.de.state.az.us/
1717 W. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602-542-4791 Fax: 602-542-5339
Arizona toll-free: 1-800-359-3997
Director - David A. Berns

Environmental Quality, Department of
http://www.azdeq.gov/ 
1110 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
602-771-2300
Arizona toll-free: 800-234-5677
Director - Steve Owens
Office of Air Quality
Director - Nancy C. Wrona
Phone: 602-771-2308
800-234-5677, Ext. 2308
Office of Water Quality
Director - Karen Smith
Phone: 602-771-2306
800-234-5677, Ext. 2306
Mining APPs (Aquifer Protection Permit)
Eric Wilson 602-771-4663

Northern Regional Office
1515 E. Cedar, Ste. F, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Phone: 928-779-0313 Fax: 928-773-2700
Southern Regional Office

400 W. Congress Rm. 433, Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 520-628-6733 Fax: 520-628-6745

Geological Survey
http://www.azgs.state.az.us/ 
416 W. Congress, Ste. 100, Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 520-770-3500 Fax: 520-770-3505
Director - Larry D. Fellows
Geologist - Thomas G. McGarvin
Geologist - Stephen Richard
Geologist - Jon Spencer
Oil and Gas Program Office
Program Administrator - Steven L. Rauzi

Industrial Commission
http://www.ica.state.az.us/ 
800 W. Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602-542-4411 Fax: 602-542-7889
Director - Larry J. Etchechury
Occupational Safety and Health Division
800 W. Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602-542-5795 Fax: 602-542-1614
Director - Darin Perkins
Claims Division
Phone: 602-542-4661 Fax: 602-542-3373
Manager - Noreen Thorsen

Land Department
http://www.land.state.az.us/ 
1616 W. Adams, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602-542-4631 Fax: 602-542-2590
State Land Commissioner - Mark Winkleman
Minerals Division
Phone: 602-542-4628
www.land.state.az.us/programs/natural/mineral_leasing.htm 
Minerals Section Mgr. - Michael Rice 602-542-4628
Geologist - Richard Ahern 602-542-2642
Geologist - Keenan Murray 602-542-2688
Geologist - Chet Oakley 602-542-2686
Geologist - Gary Slusher 602-542-2682
Resource Analysis Division (Formerly ARIS)
Phone: 602-542-4061 Fax: 602-542-5223
Director, Resource Analysis Division - Lynn Larson
Status of State Trust Lands
(Public Counter)
Phone: 602-542-4631
Topographic map sales
Land Department Building, 1st Floor
Phone: 602-542-4659

Tucson Office
233 N. Main, Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 520-628-5480 Fax: 520-628-5847

Library, Archives & Public Records Department
http://www.lib.az.us/ 
Old Capitol Bldg., 3rd Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 542-3701 Fax 542-4400
Director - Gladys Ann Wells
History and Archives Divsion
Phone: 602-542-4159 Fax: 602-542-4402

Mine Inspector
http://www.asmi.state.az.us/ 
State Capitol, West Wing, Room 403, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602-542-5971 Fax: 602-542-5335
Mine Inspector - Douglas K. Martin
Asst. Mine Inspector - Ben Armstrong

Tucson Office
416 W. Congress, Room 125, Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 520-628-6338

Mines and Mineral Resources, Department of
http://www.admmr.state.az.us/ 
1502 W. Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602-255-3795 Fax: 602-255-3777
Arizona toll-free: 1-800-446-4259
Director - Willis D. 'Doug' Sawyer, ext. 25
Chief Engineer - Ken Phillips, ext. 13
Mining Engineer - Nyal J. Niemuth, ext. 14
Information Officer - Diane Bain, ext. 19
Arizona Mining & Mineral Museum
Curator - Susan Celestian, ext. 21

Northern Arizona University
Department of Geology
www4.nau.edu/geology/ 
PO Box 4099, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, 86011
Phone: 928-523-4561 Fax: 928-523-9220

Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
See: Arizona Geological Survey

Power Authority
http://www.powerauthority.org/   
1810 W. Adams, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602-542-4263 Fax: 602-553-7970
Executive Director - Mark S. Mitchell

Radiation Regulatory Agency
http://www.arra.state.az.us/ 
4814 S. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85040
Phone: 602-255-4845 Fax: 602-437-0705
Director - Aubrey V. Godwin
Uranium Mill Licensing Information 
William Wright 602-255-4845 x 227

Revenue, Department of
http://www.revenue.state.az.us/ 
1600 W. Monroe, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Information: 602-255-3381 or Arizona toll-free: 800-325-4090
Director - J. Elliot Hibbs
Assessment Standard
Phone: 602-716-6843
Administrator - Edward J. Leyba
Property Valuation & Equalization
Phone: 602-716-6843
Mining Property Appraisers - Joe Langlois
Phone: 602-716-6838
Licensing & Registration
Sales Unit: 602-542-4576

Tucson Office
400 West Congress, Room 100, Tucson, AZ 85701

Secretary of State
http://www.azsos.gov/ 
State Capitol, West Wing, Suite 700, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602-542-4285 Arizona Toll-free: 800-458-5842
Secretary of State - Jan Brewer

State Compensation Fund
http://www.statefund.com/ 
3031 N. 2nd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85012
Phone: 602-631-2000
President - Donald A. Smith, Jr.
Underwriting Department: 602-631-2180
Claims: 602-631-2300 Fax: 602-631-2334
Arizona Toll-free: 800-231-1363

Tax Appeals, Board of
100 N. 15 th Ave., Ste. 140, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Property Tax
Phone: 602-346-1102

Technical Registration, Board of
http://www.btr.state.az.us/ 
1110 W. Washington, Suite 240
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602-364-4930 Fax: 602-364-4931
Executive Director - Ronald W. Dalrymple
Investigations Manager - Kathryn Fuller 602-364-4945

Transportation, Department of
http://www.dot.state.az.us/  
206 S. 17th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602-712-7011
Director - Victor Mendez
Highways Division
Phone: 602-712-7391
State Engineer - Michael J. Ortega

University of Arizona
Mining and Geological Engineering Department
Mines & Metallurgy Building, #12, Room 229, 1235 E. North Campus Dr., P O Box 210072, Tucson, AZ 85721-0012
Phone: 520-621-6063 Fax: 520-621-8330
http://www.mge.arizona.edu/ 
Associate Dean of Research and Administration - Brent Hiskey - 520-621-6596
Department of Geosciences
Gould-Simpson Bldg., 1040 E. Fourth St., Tucson, AZ 85721-0077
Phone: 520-621-6024
 http://www.geo.arizona.edu/
Center for Mineral Resources

http://www.admmr.state.az.us/www.geo.arizona.edu/cmr/

Water Resources, Department of 
http://www.adwr.state.az.us/ 
500 N. 3 rd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: 602-417-2400 Fax: 602-417-2401
Arizona toll-free: 800-352-8488
Director - Herb Guenther
Water Rights Division
Phone: 602-417-2470 Fax: 602-417-2422
Chief of Water Operations - Al Ramsey

Tucson Office
400 W. Congress, Suite 518, Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 520-770-3800 Fax: 520-628-6759
Director - Kenneth Seasholes