Alabama Landfills regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Alabama Landfills: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste landfill rules: Alabama Administrative Code (Ala. Admin. Code r) 335-14-5-.14 and Ala. Admin. Code r 335-14-6-.14 (interim status)

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Liner construction quality assurance plan: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-14-5-.02(10) and Ala. Admin. Code r 335-14-6-.02(10) (interim status)

Response action plan: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-14-5-.14(5) and Ala. Admin. Code r 335-14-6-.14(4) (interim status)

Solid (nonhazardous) waste landfill rules: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-13-4

Liners:

Hazardous waste landfill liner requirements: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-14-5-.14(2) and Ala. Admin. Code r 335-14-6-.14(2) (interim status)

Regulatory Agency

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

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Alabama's hazardous waste landfill requirements include the federal rules and more-stringent state provisions in connection with liners, permits and fees, final covers at closure, and the requirement that commercial disposal facilities only accept hazardous waste for disposal from generators that have provided adequate and timely notification to ADEM. At present, Alabama has only one commercial landfill that accepts hazardous waste. This facility is in Emelle, Alabama.

Alabama follows the federal rules for solid (nonhazardous) waste landfills, with additional state requirements. See the state section SOLID WASTE for information on the design, permitting, and operation of solid waste landfills.

Administration and enforcement. ADEM's Waste Programs Branch administers and enforces both the ...


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