Air Pollution Control Program (Alabama)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place Alabama

Applies to States or Provinces Alabama
Name Air Pollution Control Program (Alabama)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Energy Storage, Natural Gas
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Alabama Department of Environmental Management
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15
References ADEM: Dept of Envt Management[1]
Information Source


This rule states standards for emission inventory reporting requirements, ambient air quality standards, sampling and testing methods and guidelines for maintenance of equipment. It also states guidelines for air pollution emergencies, rules for open burning and incineration of commercial and industrial waste. A separate chapter lists limits for the control of particulate emissions and fuel burning equipment. Standards for sulfur compound emissions, volatile organic compound emissions, carbon monoxide emissions, nitrogen oxide emissions are also stated.

Information is provided on permits- in general, any person building, erecting, altering, or replacing any article, machine, equipment, or other contrivance, the use of which may cause the issuance of or an increase in the issuance of air contaminants or the use of which may eliminate or reduce or control the issuance of air contaminants, shall submit an application for an Air Permit at least 10 days prior to construction. The rule also states gas emission standards for municipal solid waste landfills.

The Air Division has primary jurisdiction over all air emission sources within the State, except those emission sources located within Jefferson County or the City of Huntsville. The Air Pollution Control Programs in these areas are administered by the Jefferson County Department of Health ( and the City of Huntsville Department of Natural Resources (, respectively. Air emission sources in these areas should contact these agencies for information regarding applicable regulations and permitting requirements.

Policy Contact

Department ADEM
Division Air Division
Address Post Office Box 301463
Place Montgomery, Alabama
Zip/Postal Code 36130-1463
Phone (334) 271-7861


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: §§22-28-14

Authority 2: §§22-22A-5

Authority 3: §§22-22A-6

Authority 4: §§22-22A-8


  1.  "ADEM: Dept of Envt Management"