P O Box 301463 (Zip 36130-1463
1400 Coliseum Boulevard (Zip 36110-2400)
Montgomery, Alabama 36130-1463
(334) 271-7700


Account Code: 421

Limestone County

Pursuant to the provisions of the Alabama Environmental Management Act, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management is proposing to issue an Order to American Leakless Company LLC (EPA Identification Number ALR000048389), which owns/operates an automotive gasket manufacturing facility located at 136 Roy Long Road in Athens, Limeston County, Alabama.

The violations consisted of the following: failure to submit a correct and complete ADEM form 8700-12; failure to make a proper waste determination on solvent-contaminated manufacturing waste and rags generated at the facility; failure to prepare a uniform hazardous waste manifest for each shipment of hazardous waste sent for disposal; offering hazardous waste for disposal to a facility that was not a designated facility or otherwise authorized to receive the waste; storage of hazardous waste onsite for more than 90 days without a permit or an extension; treatment of hazardous waste without a permit; storage of hazardous waste in an area that failed to adequately restrict access; storage of hazardous waste outside of a containment system; failure to conduct and document weekly inspections of all hazardous waste accumulation areas; failure to post “no smoking” signs around areas where ignitable hazardous waste was stored; failure to post the required signage around hazardous waste storage areas; failure to label hazardous waste containers with the words “hazardous waste” and an indication of the hazards of the waste; failure to mark containers of hazardous waste with accumulation start dates; failure to provide the required training for employees that handle hazardous waste; failure to provide a contingency plan for review; failure to provide a waste minimization plan for review; and failure to provide for review all manifests for the last three years. 

The Department is proposing a civil penalty in the amount of $79,250. The Order, if issued, would require American Leakless Company LLC 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 19th day of November, 2020, 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.