Alabama Financial Responsibility regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Alabama Financial Responsibility: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste transporters: Alabama Administrative Code (Ala. Admin. Code r) 335-14-4-.04

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Solid waste:

Municipal solid waste landfills: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-13-4-.28

Scrap tire transporters: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-4-8-.02

Storage tanks:

Aboveground storage tanks (ASTs): Alabama Code (Ala. Code) 22-35-7

Underground storage tanks (USTs): Ala. Admin. Code r 335-6-15-.43

Tank Trust Fund: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-6-16-.09

Used oil transporters: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-14-17-.05(4)

Regulatory Agencies

Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) Land Division

ADEM Water Division Groundwater Branch UST Program

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Alabama generally follows the federal financial responsibility requirements with additional state requirements for hazardous waste and scrap tire transporters, solid waste landfills, aboveground storage tanks (ASTs), and used oil transporters. Alabama has adopted by reference the federal financial responsibility rules for underground storage tanks (USTs). See the national section FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY for federal rule guidance.

The Alabama Underground and Aboveground Storage Tank Trust Fund may serve as the required financial responsibility mechanism for storage tanks. See the state section UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS for more information.

Administration and enforcement. The Alabama Department of Environmental Management's (ADEM) Land Division administers and enforces the requirements for hazardous waste transporters, scrap tire transporters, and solid waste landfills. ADEM's Water Division administers UST and AST requirements, including financial responsibilities.

State Requirements


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