Governing Law and Regulations
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's rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) include the federal rules and some more stringent state requirements. The state's more stringent rules cover facility permits, facility fees, preapproval of waste disposal, design requirements and standards, biennial reports, waste analysis plans, contingency plans, and groundwater standards.
• Administration and enforcement. ADEM's Governmental Hazardous Waste Branch administers and enforces the hazardous waste TSDF management requirements in Alabama.
FACILITY PERMITS AND FEES
Alabama's permit requirements for TSDFs include the federal standards with additional state rules regarding permit exemptions, permit conditions, permit application and modification fees, and facility siting requirements. In addition, hazardous ...