This legislation gives regulatory authority to the Department of Environmental Management to monitor commercial sites for hazardous wastes; fees on waste received at such sites; hearings and investigations.
The legislation also states responsibilities of generators and transporters of hazardous waste as well as responsibilities of hazardous waste storage and treatment facility and hazardous waste disposal site operators. There is a restriction on the number of commercial hazardous waste treatment facilities or disposal sites per county and legislative approval of all sites is required.
The Land Division administers several of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management's Waste Management and Remediation Programs. The Land Division has primary jurisdiction over disposal of solid and hazardous waste within the State and with the remediation of contaminated sites. Major programs within the Land Division include Hazardous Waste, Solid Waste, Remediation, Scrap Tire, and Brownfields/Voluntary Cleanup. Several other programs are also administered by Land Division.