Alabama Release Notification regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Alabama Release Notification: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Air emissions: Alabama Administrative Code (Ala. Admin. Code r) 335-3-1-.07(2)

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Hazardous waste:

Owners and operators: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-14-5-.04(7)

Transporters: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-14-4-.03

Generators: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-14-3-.03(5)(d)6.(iv)

Medical waste: Ala. Admin. Ala. Admin. Code r 335-17-5-.01(14)

Underground injection wells: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-6-8-.06

Underground storage tank (UST) releases:

Suspected releases: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-6-15-.20 to 335-6-15-.22

Confirmed releases: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-6-15-.24

Spills: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-6-15-.23

Regulatory Agencies

Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM)

Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA)

Alabama Department of Public Safety (ADPS)

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

U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)

Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs)

Local Fire and Police Departments

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Alabama generally follows the federal regulations for release notification. See the national section RELEASE NOTIFICATION for additional information. However, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) has additional release notification and reporting regulations related to hazardous waste releases, underground storage tanks (USTs), medical waste releases, and air emissions in excess of regulatory or permit limits.

Administration and enforcement. The ADEM and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) are responsible for the state's release notification rules and emergency planning. The ADEM is the central agency ...


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Alabama Release Notification Resources

Type Title
Checklists CERCLA Release Reporting Checklist
Forms Spill/Release Report Form
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