Section 2-6B-6

Availability of certain nonproprietary information as to National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Systems permits.

In order that the citizens of Alabama shall have the opportunity to be as fully informed as practicable respecting the establishment hereafter in this state of farm operations known as concentrated animal feeding operations, as defined in Section 502(14) of the Federal Clean Water Act, and as described in Chapter 335-6-7 of the rules promulgated by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, the Legislature finds and declares that it is the public policy of this state that appropriate nonproprietary information respecting the pendency and issuance of national pollutant discharge elimination systems general or individual permits in respect of such farm operations be available to the citizens of Alabama, and that the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, in carrying out the public notice provisions and requirements of its Rules 335-6-6.21 and 335-6-6.23(5)(d) and (13), shall act consistently with this public policy and those rules and with all applicable federal requirements and guidelines including, by way of example and not limitation, the unified national animal feeding operation strategy released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on March 9, 1999.

(Act 2010-397, p. 649, §6.)