Land Division

Report
Land Division
Regulatory Update
Phillip Davis
Chief, Land Division
Manufacture Alabama
Environmental Conference
November 7, 2012
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Presentation Overview
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A look at emerging issues and program
changes at both the State and National level
that have the potential to significantly impact
regulated entities and the Land Division’s
operations.
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Land Division
Management Changes
Solid Waste Branch: Eric Sanderson
Industrial HW Branch: Chip Crockett
Governmental HW Branch: Stephen Cobb
Environmental Services Branch: Larry Bryant
Groundwater Branch: Sonja Massey
Coal Ash
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• Possible regulatory outcomes
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National regulation under RCRA Subtitle C
National regulation under RCRA Subtitle D
Statutory regulation via Coal Ash Recycling and
Oversight Act of 2012 (S. 3512)
• Prediction ???
EPA Involvement
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• EPA participation on joint/oversight hazardous
waste inspections
• EPA may take more enforcement leads on
certain facilities with violations of federal
requirements
• Round 3 of the State Review Framework
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Enforcement data management
Penalty calculations/determinations
Alabama - Spring 2013
Alabama UECA Revisions
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• In 2011, the Alabama Legislature exempted
underground and above-ground petroleum
tanks from the UECA requirements
• ADEM has placed on public notice changes
to Division 5 UECA regulations that exclude
tanks from the Rule and that clarifies the
meaning of the existing Rule
• Public Hearing on regulation revisions to be
held December 13 in Montgomery
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Recycling Facility
Regulations
• Adopted in 2010
• Registrations instead of permits
• Includes storage, material exposure,
recordkeeping and reporting requirements
• Certain exemptions based on NPDES BMP’s
• Secure, confidential, on-line reporting system,
ReTRAC, undergoing beta testing
• Target date of January 1 for roll out
Solid Waste Study
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• Two-year landfill permit moratorium
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Enacted in 2011
Extended to May 31, 2014 in 2012
Applicability based on size and permitted volume
• Charged ADEM to evaluate current solid
waste permitting process
• ADEM hired Auburn University to gather
public and stakeholder input
• Draft report anticipated in February 2013
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Questions & Comments
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Contact Info
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Phil Davis, Chief
ADEM – Land Division
(334) 271-7730
[email protected]

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