Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) Land Division Governmental Hazardous Waste Branch
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Alabama's listed waste parallels the federal list found at 40 CFR 161. See the national section LISTED WASTES for further guidance.
If a waste cannot be identified in one of the state hazardous waste lists, it still might be hazardous because it exhibits one or more characteristics of hazardous waste—ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, or toxicity. See the national sections CHARACTERISTIC WASTE and HAZWASTE DETERMINATION (CLASSIFICATION) for additional information on hazardous waste identification and classification.
The EPA provides an exclusion (delisting) procedure, allowing persons to demonstrate that a listed waste from a particular generating facility should not be regulated as a hazardous waste. Alabama has adopted the federal rules for delisting a hazardous waste. The state may request additional information after receiving a petition for exclusion, including samples of the waste collected and analyzed by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM). See the state section DELISTING PETITIONS for more information.
• Administration and enforcement. ADEM's Governmental Hazardous Waste Branch administers and enforces the hazardous waste program in Alabama.