Governing Law and Regulations
Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) Water Division
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. The Alabama Water Pollution Control Act provides the state's water quality standards and establishes permitting requirements that may affect state waters. Alabama's water rules are more stringent than federal requirements, as Alabama imposes additional monitoring requirements, fees, and permit conditions.
• Administration and enforcement. The Alabama Department of Environmental Management's (ADEM's)) Water Division is responsible for administering and enforcing the state's provisions for water pollution control, including the state's wastewater discharge ...