Etowah County

Clean Earth of Alabama (CEA) submitted to ADEM an application for modification of its operating permit for treatment, storage, and off-site disposal of hazardous waste at its facility (EPA I.D. Number ALD 981 020 894) located at 402 Webster Chapel Road, Glencoe, Alabama. The Department has determined the facility’s modification application to be complete and has prepared a draft permit in accordance with State regulations.

CEA processes industrial wastes including, but not limited to, paints, lacquers, thinners, waste petroleum products, petroleum by-products, aerosols, inks, resins, adhesives, petroleum distillates, solvents (halogenated and non-halogenated), organic chemicals and by-products, various alcohols, waste contaminated material and residues in its waste storage, blending and processing facility. Waste materials are delivered to CEA in bulk and/or various container sizes and either processed, blended and consolidated and/or stored in various container sizes or tanks on site or processed and shipped off site to an approved, permitted disposal facility. Clean Earth of Alabama is the owner and operator of the facility. The following are the proposed modifications: The Vat and Blending Tubs will be removed and the area will be clean closed in accordance with ADEM Admin. Code Rules 335-14-5-.07(2) and 335-14-5-.09(9). The Stabilization Area will be converted into a container check-in and storage area. An additional area is being added to the existing solids building to increase container storage, and update to the existing bulk storage. Containment walls will be built to separate the existing corrosive and oxidizer area between each row and individual sumps will be added to collect any spilled materials. Can and glass crusher system will be added. The former stabilization building will be renamed as Container Check-In Storage Building, will become a container check-in and storage area, and its storage capacity will be increased.

Please note that, in order to affect the final permit decision, both written and oral comments must offer technically substantial information that is applicable only to the portions of the permit addressed by the proposed modification.

Copies of the fact sheet, permit modification application and draft AHWMMA permit are available for public inspection electronically via and at the following location Monday – Friday (except legal holidays) during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. A nominal fee for copying and/or mailing may be charged. Arrangements for copying should be made in advance.

Russell A. Kelly, Chief
Permits and Services Division
1400 Coliseum Blvd.
[Mailing address: PO Box 301463; Zip 36130-1463]
Montgomery, Alabama 36110-2400
(334) 271-7714

Persons wishing to comment may do so, in writing, to the Department's named contact above within 45 days following the publication date of this notice. In order to affect final decisions, comments must offer technically substantial information that is applicable to the proposed permit.

A written request for a public hearing may also be filed within that 45-day period and must state the nature of the issues proposed to be raised in the hearing. The Director shall hold a public hearing upon receipt of a significant number of technical requests.

After consideration of all written comments, review of any public hearing record, and consideration of the requirements of the AHWMMA, the Federal Resource, Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and applicable regulations, the Department will make a final determination. The Department will develop a response to comments, which will become part of the public record and will be available to persons upon request.  Notice will be sent to any person requesting notice of the final action.

The Department maintains a list of interested individuals who are mailed legal notices regarding proposed permits. If you wish to receive such notices, contact the Permits & Services Division via telephone (334-271-7714), e-mail (, or postal service (P.O. Box 301463, Montgomery, AL  36130-1463).

This notice is hereby given this 2nd day of February, 2018, 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.