Governing Law and Regulations
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 is authorized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to administer its own air emissions permit program. Alabama requires new and modified sources of air pollution to be permitted. A construction permit has to be obtained before the modification of an existing source or installation of a new source begins. After completion of construction, an inspection is generally required before issuance of an operating permit. Title V sources are subject to separate operating permit requirements and fees.
ADEM has adopted the federal requirements for the PSD, New Source ...