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


Account Code:  422


Colbert County

Pursuant to the provisions of the Alabama Environmental Management Act, Code of Alabama §§ 22-22A-1 through §§ 22-22A-16 (2006 Rplc. Vol.), and the Solid Wastes and Recyclable Materials Management Act (SWRMMA), Ala. Code §§ 22-27-1 to 22-27-18 (2006 Rplc. Vol.) as amended, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management is proposing to issue a Consent Order to the Solid Waste Disposal Authority for the Cities of Muscle Shoals, Sheffield and Tuscumbia, Alabama which holds the permit for the Cherokee Industrial Landfill, a solid waste disposal facility in Cherokee, Colbert County, Alabama.

The violations listed in the Order consist of: failure to maintain on-site drainage structures, failure to maintain the leachate collection system, failure to operate as stipulated in permit (prevent release/leachate seeps and failure to properly dispose of leachate), failure to properly confine waste/operating multiple disposal areas, failure to control litter, failure to cover waste weekly/monthly, and failure to comply with Order No. 21-088-SW.

The Department is proposing a civil penalty in the amount of $200,000.00.  The Order, if issued, would require the facility to correct all violations above within the prescribed timeframes, and to operate in compliance with ADEM Admin. Code 335-13 in the future.

Interested persons may submit written comments, including a request for a hearing, within 30 days of the publication date of this notice to:

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 6th day of May, 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.