Governing Law and Regulations
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4
Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) Field Operations Division
U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS)
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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Alabama has not established any state-specific spill prevention plan requirements in addition to the federal Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan. Under state law, SPCC plans may be amended to incorporate other state plan requirements.
• Administration and enforcement. EPA Region 4 has primary responsibility for the administration and enforcement of the SPCC plan requirements in Alabama. ADEM's Field Operations Division is responsible for responding to spills or other incidents that threaten the environment.
Ala. Admin. Code r 335-6-6-.08
For any new NPDES permit application or permit reissuance, Alabama requires that a best management practices (BMP) plan be in place before a permit may be issued. BMP plans must be developed using good engineering practices that may be required to reflect applicable requirements for SPCC plans under Section 311 of the Clean Water Act and may ...