Governing Law and Regulations
Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) Land Division
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Alabama follows the federal rules for exporting and importing hazardous waste, with the addition that primary exporters in Alabama are also required to send notification and annual reports to ADEM. For additional information, refer to the national section EXPORTS AND IMPORTS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE.
As of September 5, 2006, EPA required Alabama (and all states) to use the revised federal form of manifest: the new standardized Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest (EPA Form 8700-22) and its continuation sheet (EPA Form 8700-22A). Alabama has revised its manifest rules to incorporate the federal changes and, in addition, requires a manifest copy to be sent to ADEM. Waste handlers should go to the national section MANIFESTS for guidance on how to prepare the manifest form and how to deal with related manifest issues such as manifest discrepancies and rejected shipments.
Alabama has adopted federal requirements for transporters of hazardous waste and used oil that are stricter than the federal rules. Alabama has adopted its own permit system, requires state notification of releases, and has adopted a financial ...