Alabama Oil Spill Response regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Alabama Oil Spill Response: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Significant industrial dischargers (SID) permits: Alabama Administrative Code (Ala. Admin. Code r) 335-6-5-.15

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National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit conditions: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-6-6-.12

Underground storage tank (UST) releases: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-6-15-.14 to 335-6-15-.20

Release investigation and confirmation steps: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-6-15-.22

Reporting and cleanup: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-6-15-.23

Initial release response: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-6-15-.24

Initial abatement measures: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-6-15-.25

Preliminary investigation requirements: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-6-15-.26

Free product removal: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-6-15-.27

Secondary investigation requirements: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-6-15-.28

Corrective action plan: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-6-15-.29 and Ala. Admin. Code r 335-6-15-.30

Public participation: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-6-15-.31

Oil and gas transportation: Ala. Admin. Code r 400-1-8-.01

Used oil generators: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-14-17-.05

Regulatory Agencies

Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) Water Division

ADEM Field Operations Division

Alabama Oil and Gas Board (Board)

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

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

IN THE EVENT OF AN OIL SPILL, CONTACT:Alabama Emergency Management Agency State Warning Pointat800-843-0699

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. ADEM's field offices respond to incidents involving spills of oil and hazardous materials and fish kills 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

Alabama's underground storage tank (UST) release reporting requirements parallel the federal ...


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