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 no additional state-listed HAPs. The state has adopted and incorporated by reference the federal NESHAP standards, including the NESHAPs for source categories, also known as maximum achievable control technology (MACT) standards. Major sources of HAPs that are not included in a source category specifically covered by the federal standards must make MACT determinations on a case-by-case basis. Refer to the national section HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS for more information.
• Administration and enforcement. ADEM's Air Division administers and enforces the HAP rules in Alabama. Jefferson County and the city of Huntsville have been granted authority to oversee the administration and enforcement of local, state, and federal air quality regulations within their jurisdictions.
Mercury is a HAP that receives a great deal of public attention because of the amount and types of products presently utilizing it and using it in the past, and because of the known negative health effects resulting from exposure to even a small amount, including damage to the brain, ...