Governing Law and Regulations
Construction permits: Mississippi Regulations (MS Reg.), Air Pollution Control Regulations (APC)-S-2
Applicability: MS Reg., APC-S-2(I) and MS Reg., APC-S-2(XV)
Application content: MS Reg., APC-S-2(II) and MS Reg., APC-S-2(III)
Exemptions: MS Reg., APC-S-2(XIII)
Prevention of significant deterioration requirements (PSD): MS Reg., APC-S-5
State operating permits: MS Reg., APC-S-2(V)
Renewal: MS Reg., APC-S-2(VIII)
Title V requirements: MS Reg., APC-S-6
Other state permits:
Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs): MS Reg., APC-S-2(XIV)
Multimedia permits: MS Reg., APC-S-2(XII)
General permits: MS Reg., APC-S-2(XI)
Other permitting considerations:
Emissions evaluation report: MS Reg., APC-S-2(VII)
Emissions reduction schedule: MS Reg., APC-S-2(X)
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 is authorized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to administer its own air emissions permit program. Mississippi requires new and modified sources of air pollution to be permitted. A construction permit must be obtained before the modification of an existing source or installation of a new source begins, with major sources subject to the requirements of PSD. Facilities are also required to obtain a state permit to operate before beginning operations, with Title V sources subject to separate permit requirements and fees.
DEQ has adopted the federal requirements for PSD, new source performance standards, and national emissions standards for hazardous air ...