Alabama Surface Impoundments regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Alabama Surface Impoundments: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste surface impoundment requirements: Alabama Administrative Code (Ala. Admin. Code r) 335-14-5-.11 and Ala. Admin. Code r 335-14-6-.11 (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-.11(4) and Ala. Admin. Code r 335-14-6-.11(5) (interim status)

Organic air emissions standards: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-14-5-.27, Ala. Admin. Code r 335-14-5-.28, Ala. Admin. Code r 335-14-5-.29; Ala. Admin. Code r 335-14-6-.27, Ala. Admin. Code r 335-14-6-.28, and Ala. Admin. Code r 335-14-6-.29 (interim status)

Inspections during facility operation: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-14-5-.02(6)(d), Ala. Admin Code r 335-14-5-.11(7)(b)4, and Ala. Admin. Code r 335-14-6-.11(7)(a)3 (interim status)

Regulatory Agency

Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) Land Division Governmental Hazardous Waste 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 follows the federal rules for surface impoundments, including the federal organic air emissions standards, and has additional inspection requirements.

Owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) that use surface impoundments must comply also with additional permit application requirements and pay several state permit and facility fees. The state's more stringent permit standards and fees are reviewed in the state section TSDF PERMITS.

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