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Alabama Hazardous Substance Storage: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Alabama Environmental Management Act, Alabama Code (Ala. Code) 22-22A

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Alabama Hazardous Substance Cleanup Fund (AHSCF): Ala. Code 22-30A

Regulatory Agency

Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) Land Division

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. "Hazardous substances" is a broad classification that includes hazardous materials, hazardous chemicals, hazardous wastes, and petroleum products. Alabama does not specifically regulate hazardous substance storage. See the national section HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE STORAGE for additional guidance.

Alabama has adopted the National Fire Protection Association Codes 30 and 30A covering aboveground storage tank (AST) construction and installation. See the state section ABOVEGROUND STORAGE TANKS for a discussion of AST rules in Alabama.

Alabama follows U.S. Department of Transportation regulations for the storage and packaging of hazardous materials during transportation. See the national section TRANSPORTER RESPONSIBILITIES to review these standards.

The federal Superfund hazardous substance cleanup program was created by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). ADEM provides the oversight for the remediation of contaminated sites in Alabama under both the federal Superfund and AHSCF. Alabama follows federal response and remediation laws for responding to hazardous substance releases from storage areas. See the national sections BROWNFIELDS, EMERGENCY PLANNING AND RESPONSE, RELEASE NOTIFICATION, and SUPERFUND for details.

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