Alabama Department of Environmental Management



The Department of Environmental Management is proposing to issue the Underground Injection Control (UIC) General Permit Number ALIG020000 authorizing discharges associated with the subsurface injection of treated wash down water from meat and seafood processors discharging 1,000 gallons per day or less.

Individual facilities and/or operations may propose to operate under this general permit, if issued, by notifying the Alabama Department of Environmental Management and providing the required documentation.  After receiving such notice of intent, the Department may authorize injection under the General Permit.

Copies of the draft permits, conditions, and a fact sheet as applicable describing the methodology for setting the conditions and other related documents are available for public inspection electronically via, and at the following location Monday – Friday (except legal holidays), 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  A nominal fee for copying and/or mailing may be charged.  Arrangements for copying should be made in advance.

Jeffery W. Kitchens, Chief
ADEM-Water Division
1400 Coliseum Blvd.
[Mailing address: PO Box 301463; Zip 36130-1463]
Montgomery, Alabama 36110-2400
(334) 271-7823

Persons wishing to comment may do so, in writing or by email, to the Department's named contact above within 30 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 30-day period and must state the nature of the issues proposed to be raised in the hearing.  The Director shall hold a public hearing whenever it is found, on the basis of hearing requests, that there exists a significant degree of public interest in the permit application or draft permit.  The Director may also hold a hearing if he determines that it would clarify one or more issues involved in the permit decision.

After consideration of all written comments, review of any public hearing record, and consideration of the requirements of the Alabama Water Pollution Control Act, the Federal Water Pollution Control Act and the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act 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 please sign up at by entering your email address on the left side of the page and clicking the submit button.

Notice is hereby given this 19th day of January, 2022, 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.