Governing Law and Regulations
Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) Air Division
Jefferson County Department of Health Bureau of Environmental Health
City of Huntsville Division of Natural Resources
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Alabama is authorized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to administer its own air emissions permit program. Alabama requires all sources of air contaminants to apply for and obtain an operating permit. A potential major source must apply for a Title V permit or a synthetic minor operating permit to limit the facility's potential to emit.
EPA granted full approval of the Title V operating permit programs to ADEM, Jefferson County, and the city of Huntsville, effective November 28, 2001. EPA has also approved a Title V permitting threshold for greenhouse gas emissions that is consistent with the federal requirements.
• Administration and enforcement. ADEM's Air Division is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's air emissions permit program. The local agencies administer and enforce the air ...