Governing Law and Regulations
Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) Water Division Groundwater Branch
Alabama Oil and Gas Board (Board)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Alabama has received approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to administer the federal underground injection control (UIC) program. The state prohibits Class I and Class IV wells. Class II, Class III, Class V, and Class VI wells are allowed in Alabama. Alabama has not adopted the federal permit-by-rule option for Class V wells.
• Administration and enforcement. The ADEM is responsible for permitting Class III, Class V, and Class VI underground injection wells and for administering and enforcing the ...