Alabama Emergency Planning and Response: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Alabama Hazardous Waste Management and Minimization Act (AHWMMA), Alabama Code (Ala. Code) 22-30-1 to 22-30-24

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Standards applicable to generators of hazardous waste: Alabama Administrative Code (Ala. Admin. Code r) 335-14-3

Standards applicable to treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDF): Ala. Admin. Code r 335-14-5

Interim-status standards for owners of TSDFs: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-14-6

Public water supplies: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-7-6-.08

Concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFO): Ala. Admin. Code r 335-6-7-.21

Used oil processors and refiners: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-14-17-.06

Regulatory Agencies

Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) Land Division

Alabama Emergency Response Commission (AERC)

Alabama Department of Public Safety (ADPS)

Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) Preparedness Division

AEMA Operations Division

Local emergency planning committees (LEPC)

Local fire and police departments

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

EMERGENCY HOTLINES National Response Center: (800) 424-8802 AEMA: (800) 843-0699

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Alabama follows all federal regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). These regulations require hazardous waste generators and transporters and TSDF owners and operators to implement and follow preparation and prevention plans and to notify the appropriate agencies in the event of a facility emergency such as a release, fire, or explosion (Ala. Admin. Code r 335-14-3

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State Requirements

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