Ala. Admin. Code r. 335-6-1-.01 - General Definitions

Current through Register Vol. 39, No. 12, September 30, 2021

The following definitions describe the meaning of certain terms used in this Division, unless a different meaning clearly appears from the context or unless a different meaning is stated in a definition applicable only to a particular chapter within this Division. Additional terms may also be defined in individual chapters.

(a) The following terms shall have the meanings set forth in the AWPCA "waters," "pollution," "sewage," "industrial wastes," "other wastes," "person," and "discharge."
(b) "AWPCA" means the Alabama Water Pollution Control Act, as amended, Code of Ala. 1975, §§ 22-22-1 to 22-22-14.
(c) "Administrator" means the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
(d) "Director" means the Director of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, appointed pursuant to Code of Ala. 1975, § 22-22A-3(4).
(e) "Department" means the Alabama Department of Environmental Management established by Code of Ala. 1975, § 22-22A-3(1).
(f) "EPA" means the United States Environmental Protection Agency or its successor.
(g) "FWPCA" means the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, also known as the Clean Water Act, as amended, 33 U.S.C. §1251 et seq., and regulations listed thereunder.
(h) "Regulation" or "Rule" means each Department statement of general applicability that implements, interprets, or prescribes law or policy, or describes the organization, procedure, or practice requirements of the Department. The term includes the amendment or repeal of a prior rule but does not include:
1. Statements concerning only the internal management of an agency and not affecting private rights or procedures available to the public;
2. Intra-agency memoranda; or
3. An order which is directed to a specifically named person or to a group of specifically named persons which does not constitute a general class and the order is served on the person or persons by the appropriate means applicable thereto. The fact that the named person who is being regulated serves a group of unnamed persons who will be affected does not make such order a "rule" or "regulation."
(i) "State" means the State of Alabama.
(j) "Technical Staff" means the technical staff of the Department.

Author: David Ludder


Ala. Admin. Code r. 335-6-1-.01
Amended: October 10, 1984.

Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, §§ 22-22-9, 22-22A-5, 22-22A-6, 22-22A-8.

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