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