Governing Law and Regulations
Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) Land Division Industrial Hazardous Waste Branch Compliance & Enforcement Section
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Alabama has adopted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective in Alabama as of April 6, 2018, which includes the federal contingency plan requirements for large quantity generators (LQGs). There are no additional state requirements for LQGs. Alabama follows the federal rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) contingency plans and adds standards concerning recordkeeping, notification, and evacuation plans for both permitted and interim-status facilities.
• Administration and enforcement. The Alabama Department of Environmental Management's (ADEM) Industrial Hazardous Waste Branch administers and enforces the contingency plan rules in Alabama.