P.O. Box 301463
Montgomery, Alabama 36130-1463
(334) 271-7700


Account Code 421

Talladega County

Pursuant to the provisions of the Alabama Environmental Management Act, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management is proposing to issue an Order to Hocking International Laboratories(EPA Identification Number ALR000047977), which owns/operates a liquid fertilizer manufacturing facility located at 171B Gene E. Stewart Court in Sylacauga, Talladega County, Alabama.

The violations consisted of the following: failure to make a hazardous waste determination on all site-generated wastes, failure to maintain sufficient documentation to demonstrate the quantity of hazardous waste generated each month, and storage of hazardous waste beyond 90 days without first obtaining an AHWMMA permit.

The Department is proposing a civil penalty in the amount of $15,000.  The Order, if issued, would require Hocking International Laboratories to comply with all applicable requirements of Division 14 of the ADEM Administrative Code.

Interested persons may submit written comments, including request for a hearing, within 30 days of the publication date of this notice, to the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, attention Stephen A. Cobb, Chief of the Land Division, P.O. Box 301463, Montgomery, Alabama 36130-1463.  The comment period shall end at the close of business 30 days from the publication date of this notice.  A copy of the proposed order is available on the ADEM web page at or may be obtained by written request to the above address.  A nominal fee for copying may be charged.

This notice is hereby given this April 12, 2019, by authorization of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management.

Lance R. LeFleur

Nondiscrimination Statement:  The Department does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in the administration of its programs.