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Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) Field Operations Division
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Alabama follows the federal regulations under the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) for submitting chemical lists, hazardous substance inventory reporting, and toxic release inventory (TRI) reporting. The state does not have its own community right-to-know legislation. Alabama generally follows the federal trade secret regulations, including trade secret claims under EPCRA with some additional provisions. See the state section TRADE SECRETS for more information.
In addition, Alabama is not a "state plan" state; that is, it does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health (OSH) regulatory program. Consequently, the federal OSH Act governs safety data sheet (SDS) requirements in the private sector workplace. See the national sections COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW and MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET/SAFETY DATA SHEETfor more information.
Alabama prefers the annual submission of chemical lists over SDSs. Refer to Forms in this section for a copy of state Extremely Hazardous Substance (EHS) Notification form.
In addition, the ADEM encourages electronic emergency and ...