Alabama Accumulation Time regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Alabama Accumulation Time: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Transfer facility accumulation period: Alabama Administrative Code (Ala. Admin. Code r) 335-14-4-.05(3)

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Large quantity generators (LQGs):

90-day accumulation time rule for LQGs: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-14-3-.01(7)(a)

Accumulation time rule for LQGs accumulating F006: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-14-3-.01(7)(c)

Small quantity generators (SQGs):

180-day accumulation time rule for SQGs: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-14-3-.01(6)(b)

270-day accumulation time rule for SQGs: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-14-3-.01(6)(c)

LQGs and SQGs:

Satellite accumulation: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-14-3-.01(5)

Returned shipments: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-14-3-.01(6)(e) and Ala. Admin. Code r 335-14-3-.01(7)(g)

Quantity limitations for very small quantity generators (VSQGs): Ala. Admin. Code r 335-14-3-.01(4)(a)


Extensions beyond 90 days for LQGs: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-14-3-.01(7)(b)

Extensions beyond 180 days (or 270 days) for SQGs: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-14-3-.01(6)(d)

Regulatory Agency

Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) Land Division Industrial Hazardous Waste Branch Compliance & Enforcement Section

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Alabama has adopted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective in Alabama as of April 6, 2018, which includes standards that allow generators to accumulate hazardous waste on-site without a permit for specific periods of time. See the national section ACCUMULATION TIME to review the specific time periods applicable to each type of generator. Alabama grants extensions to generator accumulation periods on a case-by-case basis.

See the state section HAZARDOUS WASTE STORAGE

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