Alabama Hazardous Waste Storage regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Alabama Hazardous Waste Storage: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Storage facility permit rules: Alabama Administrative Code (Ala. Admin. Code r) 335-14-8

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Permit fees: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-1-6 and Ala. Admin. Code r 335-14-8-.13

Hazardous waste surface impoundment requirements: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-14-5-.11 and Ala. Admin. Code r 335-14-6-.11 (interim status)

Containment building rules: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-14-5-.30 and Ala. Admin. Code r 335-14-6-.30 (interim status)

Container requirements: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-14-3-.01, Ala. Admin. Code r 335-14-5-.09, and Ala. Admin. Code r 335-14-6-.09 (interim status)

Hazardous waste storage tank requirements: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-14-5-.10 and Ala. Admin. Code r 335-14-6-.10 (interim status)

On-site storage rules for generators:

Large quantity generators (LQGs): Ala. Admin. Code r 335-14-3-.01(7)

Small quantity generators (SQGs): Ala. Admin. Code r 335-14-3-.01(6)

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 federal hazardous waste storage rules for permitted and interim-status treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs). In addition, the state follows the federal requirements for generators accumulating hazardous waste on-site without a permit through its adoption of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective in Alabama as of April 6, 2018. The state has more stringent hazardous waste storage rules in connection with permits and fees for hazardous waste storage facilities; additional operation requirements ...

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