Governing Law and Regulations
Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): Mississippi Regulations (MS Reg.), Hazardous Waste (HW) Section 264.S4
Solid waste landfills: MS Reg., Solid Waste (SW)-2, Section IV.B.15 and MS Reg., SW-2, Section IV.
Underground storage tank (UST) certification: MS Reg. UST-3, Section VI
Pesticide applicators: Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce (MDAC) Subpart 3, Chapter 11, Subchapter 112.01 to 112.03
Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Pollution Control
Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce (MDAC)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Mississippi generally follows the federal financial responsibility requirements, with additional state requirements for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs), solid waste landfills, and commercial pesticide applicators. Mississippi follows the federal financial responsibility rules for underground storage tanks (USTs). See the national section FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY for federal rule guidance.
The Mississippi Groundwater Protection Trust Fund may serve as the required financial responsibility mechanism for USTs. In addition, the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) requires proof of financial responsibility for certification of anyone who installs, alters, or removes USTs. See the state section UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS for more information.
Administration and Enforcement. DEQ's Office of Pollution Control administers and enforces the UST, hazardous waste, and solid waste rules in Mississippi. ...