Alabama Air - General regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Alabama Air - General: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

State implementation plan (SIP): 40 CFR 51 and 40 CFR 52.50 to 52.69

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Attainment status: 40 CFR 81.301

Air permits: Alabama Administrative Code (Ala. Admin. Code r) 335-3-14 to 335-3-16 and Ala. Admin. Code r 335-3-18

Hazardous air pollutants: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-3-11

New Source Performance Standards (NSPS): Ala. Admin. Code r 335-3-10

Risk management program: 40 CFR 68

Pollutant transport:

Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR): Ala. Admin. Code r 335-3-5-.06 to 335-3-5-.14 and Ala. Admin. Code r 335-3-8-.16 to 335-3-8-.33

Regulatory Agencies

Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) Air Division

Jefferson County Department of Health Bureau of Environmental Health

City of Huntsville Division of Natural Resources

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Alabama's air program is shaped by its state implementation plan (SIP), which sets forth basic strategies for implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). As mandated by the federal Clean Air Act (CAA), each state must adopt and submit a SIP to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for approval.

Administration and enforcement. ADEM's Air Division is responsible for administering and enforcing Alabama's air pollution rules. The local agencies oversee the air quality programs within their jurisdictions.

State Requirements


The Alabama SIP was officially submitted to EPA in January 1972 and is frequently amended to comply with the 1990 CAA amendments. The SIP focuses on permitting, emission standards, nonattainment areas, ...

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