Alabama Delisting Petitions: What you need to know

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Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) Land Division

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

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Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Alabama has adopted the federal rules for delisting a hazardous waste produced at a particular facility. In addition to the federal rules, the state may request additional information after receiving a petition for exclusion, including samples of the waste collected and analyzed by ADEM.

Administration and enforcement. ADEM's Land Division administers and enforces the rules for delisting hazardous waste in Alabama.

Comparison: State vs. Federal


Ala. Admin. Code r 335-14.1.-03(2)

Following federal regulations, the petitioner must demonstrate to ADEM that the waste does not meet any of the criteria under which the waste was listed as a hazardous waste.

The exclusion is only issued for a particular generating, storage, treatment, or disposal facility. In addition, the petitioner must show that the waste does not exhibit the relevant characteristic for which the waste was listed.

Each petition must be submitted to ADEM by certified mail and must include:

  • The petitioner's name and address
  • A statement of the petitioner's interest in the proposed action
  • A statement of the need and justification for the proposed action
  • The name and address of the laboratory facility performing the sampling or tests of the waste
  • The names and qualifications of the persons sampling and testing the waste
  • The dates of sampling and testing

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