Alabama Leak Detection regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Alabama Leak Detection: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Alabama Water Pollution Control Act: Alabama Code 22-22-1 to 22-22-14

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Alabama National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit program: Alabama Administrative Code (Ala. Admin. Code r) 335-6-6-.01 to 335-6-6-.24

Concentrated animal feeding operations, pollution prevention: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-6-7-.28

Underground storage tanks (USTs): Ala. Admin. Code r 335-6-15-.14

Regulatory Agencies

Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) Water Quality Division

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Alabama has adopted by reference the federal leak detection rules for landfills, surface impoundments, hazardous waste storage tanks, and containers. See the national section LEAK DETECTION for details. Alabama also includes the federal leak detection rules and state-specific release detection requirements for underground storage tanks (USTs), and has established specific leak detection requirements for animal waste storage lagoons.

The state section RELEASE NOTIFICATION reviews the state's leak response and reporting requirements.

Administration and enforcement. The ADEM and EPA Region 4 enforce the leak detection rules in Alabama.

State Requirements

ANIMAL WASTE STORAGE LAGOONS

Ala. Admin. Code r 335-6-7-.28

All CAFOs in the state are required to have schedules and procedures developed and implemented for waste lagoons at their facilities. A log book must be kept at the facility which details weekly inspections of wastewater levels in the lagoons and dewatering operations where applicable. Owners and operators ...


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