Governing Law and Regulations
Hazardous waste law and rules: Hazardous Wastes Management and Minimization Act, Alabama Code (Ala. Code) 22-30-1 to 22-30-24; Ala. Code 22-30B-1 to 22-30B-20, and regulations at Alabama Administrative Code (Ala. Admin. Code r) 335-14
Solid (nonhazardous) waste law and rules: Solid Wastes and Recyclable Materials Management Act, Ala. Code 22-27-1 to 22-27-18; Alabama Scrap Tire Environmental Quality Act, Ala. Code 22-40A-1 to 22-40A-24; Ala. Code 22-27-20 to 22-27-94; and regulations at Ala. Admin. Code r 335-13
Underground storage tank (UST) law and rules: Alabama Underground and Aboveground Storage Tank Trust Fund Act, Ala. Code 22-35; Alabama Underground Storage Tank and Wellhead Protection Act of 1988, Ala. Code 22-36; and regulations at Ala. Admin. Code r 335-6-15 and Ala. Admin. Code r 335-6-16
Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) Land Division Governmental Hazardous Waste Branch
ADEM Land Division Solid Waste Branch
ADEM Land Division Groundwater Branch
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's waste management rules include many of the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act's (RCRA) rules as well as stricter state requirements for hazardous and solid (nonhazardous) waste management and underground storage tanks (USTs). Alabama has received RCRA authorization from the EPA. RCRA authorization allows the ADEM to administer and enforce the state's hazardous waste, solid (nonhazardous) waste, and UST management programs.
To receive RCRA authorization from ...