Alabama Brownfields regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Alabama Brownfields: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Alabama Land Recycling and Economic Redevelopment Act (ALRERA), Alabama Code (Ala. Code) 22-30E-1 to 22-30E-13

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Brownfield Redevelopment and Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP): Alabama Administrative Code (Ala. Admin. Code r) 335-15-1-.01 to 335-15-7-.34

Definitions: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-15-1-.02

Property eligibility criteria: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-15-2-.01

Application: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-15-3-.02

Limitations on liability: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-15-4-.02

Voluntary property assessment plan (VPAP): Ala. Admin. Code r 335-15-4-.03

Inventory list: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-15-6-.03

Financial assistance:

Brownfields Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund (BCRLF): Ala. Admin. Code r 335-15-7-.01 to 335-15-7-.35

Alabama Dry Cleaning Environmental Response Trust Fund Program (ADERTFP): Ala. Admin. Code r 335-16-1-.01 to 335-16-7-.03

Tax abatement: Ala. Code 40-9C-1 to 40-9C-6

Regulatory Agencies

Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) Land Division Hazardous Waste Branch

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

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Under the authority granted in ALRERA, ADEM has implemented the VCP. ADEM is actively involved in working with industry groups, EPA, cities, counties, and private sector groups to identify, assess, and remediate many brownfields properties.

Alabama has established the Brownfields Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund (BCRLF) through the passage of the Alabama Land Recycling Finance Authority Act. Alabama has also created a funding program for contamination caused by dry-cleaning agents, as well as a system of tax abatements ...

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