2016 Code of Alabama
Title 22 - HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL.
Title 1 - HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL GENERALLY.
Chapter 40A - ALABAMA SCRAP TIRE ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT.
Section 22-40A-11 - Administration and enforcement.
(a) Except as provided for herein, the department is designated by this chapter as the administrating agency for this chapter including administering remediation and enforcement programs; provided, however, the department may enter into delegation agreements with county commissions for enforcement of this chapter. The department is hereby authorized to carry out the purposes of this chapter and is empowered to administer and enforce this chapter using the authorities granted to it by the Environmental Management Act.
(b) The department shall develop and manage a remediation contract program for cleanup, management, or disposal of scrap tires.
(c) The department may by regulation exempt certain tires under this chapter and grant variances or place additional requirements on persons subject to this chapter and the department's regulations.
(d) The department shall administer the program in a way to ensure enforcement of the chapter in all counties.
(e) Department funds and resources as provided by the Scrap Tire Fund (STF) may be used for support of on-going training for delegated county programs, department staff, and others involved in the enforcement of this chapter.
(f) The department, after holding a hearing in accordance with the procedures set forth by regulation, may revoke, suspend, or deny a receiver registration, a processor or transporter permit, or an exemption or variance based on the requirements of this chapter.
(g) Those funds collected by the department for violations pursuant to this chapter shall be directed to the Scrap Tire Fund, except for a portion of those funds directed to the department to cover expenses to obtain a penalty.
(h) The department, by regulation, may develop other incentive programs to reduce illegal scrap tire disposal.(Act 2003-332, p. 823, §11; Act 2006-559, p. 1285, §1; Act 2009-779, p. 2433, §1.)
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