Governing Law and Regulations
Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) Land Division
Alabama Emergency Response Commission (AERC)
Alabama Department of Public Safety (ADPS)
Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA)
Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs)
Local fire and police departments
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Alabama follows all federal regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). See the national section EMERGENCY PLANNING AND RESPONSE for more information.
The state also has regulatory requirements for emergency planning and response for public water suppliers, concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), and used oil processing facilities.
• Administration and enforcement. The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) administers and enforces the state's hazardous waste management rules. The U.S. Environmental Protection ...