Governing Law and Regulations
Alabama Hazardous Substance Cleanup Fund (AHSCF): Alabama Code (Ala. Code) 22-30A-1 to 22-30A-11
ADEM powers: Ala. Code 22-30A-4(a)
Site identification: Ala. Code 22-30A-5
Responsible party: Ala. Code 22-30A-2(9)
Hazardous substance cleanup plan: Ala. Code 22-30A-5(a) to 22-30A-5(e)
Costs recovery: Ala. Code 22-30A-5(h) and Ala. Code 22-30A-5(i)
Liability and defenses: Ala. Code 22-30A-8
ADEM immunity: Ala. Code 22-30A-9
Right of entry: Ala. Code 22-30A-10
Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) Land Division Governmental Hazardous Waste Branch (GHWB)
ADEM Land Division Environmental Services Branch (ESB)
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. The federal Superfund hazardous substance cleanup program was created by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) provides the oversight for the remediation of contaminated sites in Alabama under both the federal Superfund and the Alabama Hazardous Substance Cleanup Fund (AHSCF). The oversight activities include reviewing work plans and investigation reports and decision documents to ensure these activities are also in compliance with state regulations.
The AHSCF enables the ADEM to perform cleanup activities at state sites not listed on the federal National Priorities List (NPL). See the national section SUPERFUND for federal rules. In addition, the AHSCF divides liability among liable parties. Under the federal program, each responsible ...