Governing Law and Regulations
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4
Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Alabama does not have its own pollution prevention (P2) rules. However, the federal pollution prevention rules are effective in Alabama.
• Administration and enforcement. EPA's Region 4 office administers and enforces the federal P2 rules in Alabama. The WRATT Foundation offers free technical information and assistance to businesses, industries, communities, and governmental entities wishing to implement a P2 program.
The WRATT Foundation in Muscle Shoals is a not-for-profit corporation. The Foundation is staffed by dedicated retired engineers and scientists with extensive industrial experience in waste reduction and pollution control.
The WRATT Foundation provides confidential, voluntary, and nonregulatory, waste reduction, P2, and technology transfer assistance and education to Alabama businesses, industries, communities, and governmental entities.
The foundation offers on-site technical assessments, seminars, workshops, and other public education activities designed to help clients reduce operating costs, waste, pollution, and energy use. The Foundation also provides assistance to other states and foreign countries that desire to establish a program based on the "WRATT Model."