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 has incorporated by reference the federal new source performance standards (NSPS) and national emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP), which contain source-specific standards for the control of fugitive emissions. See the national section FUGITIVE EMISSIONS for more information.
In addition, ADEM has developed its own regulations for the control of fugitive particulate matter emissions, visible emissions, fugitive VOC emissions, and odor.
• Administration and enforcement. ADEM's Air Division is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's air pollution and control regulations, including those addressing fugitive emissions. The local agencies oversee the air quality programs within their jurisdictions.