Governing Law and Regulations
Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) Water Division Environmental Services Branch PCB Compliance 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 federal regulations for handling, marking, treating, storing, and disposing of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and PCB items under 40 CFR 761. For the federal rules, see the national sections PCB MANAGEMENT and TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT. In addition, Alabama requires preapproval of PCB wastes regulated under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) that are to be disposed of at commercial hazardous waste facilities in the state. Alabama has adopted the federal used oil management standards as they apply to used oil containing PCBs. See the national section USED OIL MANAGEMENT for additional information.
• Administration and enforcement. The EPA enforces the PCB regulations under TSCA. The Environmental Services Branch of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) performs ...