Alabama Corrective Action regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Alabama Corrective Action: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Corrective action rules for hazardous and solid (nonhazardous) waste management units: Alabama Administrative Code (Ala. Admin. Code r) 335-14-5-.06

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Corrective action management unit (CAMU) rules: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-14-5-.19(1) to (3) and Ala. Admin. Code r 335-14-5-.19(6)

Temporary unit (TU) rules: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-14-5-.19(4)

Staging pile rules: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-14-5-.19(5)

Risk-based corrective action (RBCA) program:

RBCA for underground storage tanks (USTs): Ala. Admin. Code r 335-6-15

Environmental covenants: The Alabama Uniform Environmental Covenants Act, Alabama Code (Ala. Code) 35-19-1 to 35-19-14 and Ala. Code 35-19-1 to 35-19-14, and Ala. Admin. Code 335-5-1-.01 to 335-5-5-.02

Regulatory Agencies

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

ADEM Water Division Groundwater Branch UST Corrective Action Section

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. Alabama follows the federal corrective action requirements for hazardous and solid (nonhazardous) waste units at treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs), as well as the rules, revised by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2002, for CAMUs, TUs, and staging piles. The state's adoption of the 2002 CAMU rules includes the less stringent federal provision at Ala. Admin. Code r 335-14-5-.19(6) regarding placement of CAMU-eligible wastes in off-site hazardous waste landfills. See the national section CORRECTIVE ACTION to review these rules.

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