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


Account Code:  421


Sumter County

Pursuant to the provisions of the Alabama Environmental Management Act, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management is proposing to issue a Consent Order to Chemical Waste Management, Inc. (EPA Identification Number ALD000622464), which operates a commercial hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility located at 36964 Alabama Highway 17 North in Emelle, Sumter County, Alabama.

The violations consisted of the following:  failure to perform a hazardous waste determination on waste generated at the facility, failure to keep satellite accumulation containers closed, failure to mark or label satellite accumulation containers with an indication of the hazards, failure to mark or label hazardous waste storage tanks, storage of hazardous waste for greater than one year, failure to mark hazardous waste containers with an indication of the hazards, failure to mark containers of hazardous waste with appropriate labels or accumulation start dates, failure to properly manage damaged containers, failure to manage containers of hazardous waste in a manner that prevents ruptures or leaks, failure to maintain adequate aisle space in permitted storage areas, failure to maintain an impervious coating on containment system surfaces, failure to remove spills of hazardous waste from tank secondary containment in a timely manner, and failure to lock or secure groundwater monitoring wells.

The Department is proposing a civil penalty in the amount of $32,680.  The Order, if issued, would require Chemical Waste Management, Inc. 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:

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 28th day of September, 2023, 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.