Governing Law and Regulations
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. The state's stricter rules apply to preapproval of hazardous wastes disposal, disposal plans, permitted transporters, notification, biennial report, closure report, waste generation report, on-site storage, on-site treatment, small quantity generators (SQGs), and very small quantity generators (VSQGs).
• Administration and enforcement. The Alabama ...