Alabama Emergency Planning and Response regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Alabama Emergency Planning and Response: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Alabama Hazardous Waste Management and Minimization Act (AHWMMA), Alabama Code (Ala. Code) 22-30-1 to 22-30-24

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Standards applicable to generators of hazardous waste: Alabama Administrative Code (Ala. Admin. Code r) 335-14-3

Standards applicable to treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): Ala. Admin. Code r 335-14-5

Interim-status standards for owners of TSDFs: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-14-6

Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), 42 USC 11001 to 11050 and regulations at 40 CFR 355

Public water supplies: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-7-6-.08

Concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs): Ala. Admin. Code r 335-6-7-.21

Used oil processors and refiners: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-14-17-.06

Regulatory Agencies

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 ...

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