Governing Law and Regulations
State implementation plan (SIP): 40 CFR 51 and 40 CFR 52.1270 to 52.1284
Nonattainment areas: 40 CFR 81.325
Construction and operation permits: 11 Mississippi Administrative Code Part 2, Chapter 2 (Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 2, Ch. 2) and 11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 2, Ch. 5 to Ch. 7
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs): 11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 2, Ch. 8
New Source Performance Standards (NSPS): 11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 2, Ch. 6, Rule 6.3
Risk Management Program: 40 CFR 68 and 11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 2, Ch. 8, Rule 6.2
Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR): 11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 2, Ch. 1, Rule 1.14 and 40 CFR 96.101 to 96.388
Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR): 40 CFR 97.501 to 97.535
Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Pollution Control Air Division
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Mississippi's air program is shaped by its state implementation plan (SIP), which sets forth basic strategies for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). As mandated by the federal Clean Air Act (CAA), each state must adopt and submit a SIP to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for approval.
• Administration and enforcement. The Air Division of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Office of Pollution Control is responsible for administering and enforcing Mississippi's air pollution rules.
MISSISSIPPI'S AIR PROGRAM
The Mississippi SIP was officially submitted to the EPA in February 1972 and is frequently amended ...