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Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM)
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 National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) when reviewing environmental impact statements (EISs). The state does not have its own specific statutes or regulations for EIS review.
Although Alabama does not specifically require an EIS, the state's permit application process for federally regulated activities in coastal areas includes consideration of the potential environmental impact of any proposed regulated activity.
• Administration and enforcement. Each ADEM division administers and enforces the EIS requirements of its specific permit program.
Alabama requires a copy of any environmental assessment or EIS required under NEPA Section 102 (42 USC 4332) to permit any federal licensed or permitted activities that fall under the jurisdiction of the state coastal area management program.
See the state section WETLANDS for more information concerning coastal area management permits.