Rainbow City Licenses and Permits
Note: Information based on a general manufacturing facility. Additional licenses or permits may be necessary depending on the type and location of the business. Contact TCIDA for additional information.
|Environmental permitting is managed through the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM). No Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) regulation exceeds federal standards.|
There are no additional environmental permitting requirements at the local level.
State Implementation Plan
The State Implementation Plan (SIP) has been approved with permitting power resting in the jurisdiction of ADEM. ADEM has established a “one-stop” permitting system that allows all permits to be obtained through one agency, at one central location.
Environmental Impact Statement
The federal government decides if an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is required, depending on the type of business and where it intends to locate. The State of Alabama, at present, has no guidelines for the implementation of a state regulated EIS.
Hazardous waste disposal
There is a full service hazardous materials company in Birmingham, Alabama, approximately 50 miles southwest of Rainbow City. (Hepaco, Inc., http://www.hepaco.com) The nation’s largest hazardous waste disposal site is located in Emelle, Alabama, approximately 170 miles southwest of Rainbow City. ( https://www.wmsolutions.com/locations/details/id/114 )
Timing for Environmental Permitting Processes
|Air – Not Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD)|
Completed Application Received ADEM Review Public Notice
Review of Comments Public Hearing if needed Permit Issuance or Denial
Entire process takes approximately 65 days.
|Air – PSD|
Completed Application Received ADEM Review Public Hearing
Review of Comments Permit Issuance of Denial
Entire process takes approximately 120 days.
|National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)|
Completed Application Received ADEM Review Facility Draft Review
Public Notice Public Hearing if needed Permit Issuance or Denial
Entire process without a public hearing takes approximately 120 days.
Entire process with a public hearing takes approximately 150 days.