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Mississippi Environmental Protection Agency: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Mississippi Air and Water Pollution Control Law, Mississippi Code Annotated (MS Code Ann.) 49-17-1 to 49-17-603

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Oil and gas laws: MS Code Ann. 53-1-1 to 53-1-101

Water resources; regulation and control laws: MS Code Ann. 51-3-1 to 51-3-55

Mississippi Safe Drinking Water Law of 1976, MS Code Ann. 41-26-1 to 41-26-101

Mississippi Stormwater Management District Act, MS Code Ann. 51-39-1 to 51-39-43

Mississippi Underground Storage Tank Act of 1988, MS Code Ann. 49-17-401 to 49-17-435

Solid Waste Disposal Law of 1974, MS Code Ann. 17-17-1 to 17-17-67

Mississippi Multimedia Pollution Prevention Act, MS Code Ann. 49-31-1 to 49-31-25

Coastal Wetlands Protection Act, MS Code Ann. 49-27-1 to 49-27-71

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) identification (ID) number:

Generators (adoption of the federal rules), Mississippi Regulations (MS Reg.) Hazardous Waste Management Regulations (HW) Section 262

Transporters (adoption of the federal rules), MS Reg. HW Section 263

Facilities (adoption of the federal rules), MS Reg. HW Section 264 and HW Section 265

Used oil (adoption of the federal rules), MS Reg. HW Section 279

Universal waste (adoption of the federal rules), MS Reg. HW Section 273

Regulatory Agencies

Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

EPA Region 4

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. In Mississippi, DEQ is the counterpart to EPA, although the Commission on Environmental Quality and the Environmental Permit Board have some regulatory authority. DEQ has primary responsibility for protecting Mississippi land, water, and air from pollution by implementing ...


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