Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) Land Division Governmental Hazardous Waste Branch Hazardous Waste Program
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 rules for land disposal restrictions (LDRs), including the Phase IV LDRs and best demonstrated available technology (BDAT), with the exception of a federal rule in connection with underground injection wells. In addition, Alabama did not adopt the following federal LDRs because the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has not delegated authority to states to implement these rules:
—Case-by-case extensions (40 CFR 268.5)
—No-migration variances (40 CFR 268.6)
—Equivalent method variances (40 CFR 268.42(b))
—Variances from treatment standards (40 CFR 268.44)
See LDR Exceptions in the national section LAND DISPOSAL RESTRICTIONS/LAND BAN for more information about these extensions and variances.
The federal land disposal restriction rules are reviewed in the national section LAND BAN.
• Administration and enforcement. The Governmental Hazardous Waste Branch of ADEM's Land Division is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's land ban requirements. However, when new regulations are issued under the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (HSWA) to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act ...