Mississippi Penalties and Liabilities: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Air: Mississippi Code Annotated (MS Code Ann.) 49-17-43 and MS Code Ann. 49-17-36

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Hazardous materials motor carriers: MS Code Ann. 77-7-311(4)

Hazardous waste: MS Code Ann. 17-17-29, MS Code Ann. 97-15-30, and MS Code Ann. 17-17-67

Pesticides: Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce (MDAC) regulations, Subpart 3, Chapter 8-207.01; MS Code Ann. 69-23-125, MS Code Ann. 69-23-29, and MS Code Ann. 69-23-135

Solid waste: MS Code Ann. 17-17-29, MS Code Ann. 97-15-30, and MS Code Ann. 17-17-427

Transport of crude oil: MS Code Ann. 53-3-203

Storage tanks:

Underground storage tanks (USTs): MS Code Ann. 49-17-427

Trade secrets: MS Code Ann. 17-17-27,; MS Code Ann. 53-7-75, and Mississippi Uniform Trade Secrets Act, MS Code Ann. 75-26-1 to 75-26-19


Drinking water: MS Code Ann. 41-26-31

Wastewater: MS Code Ann. 49-17-43 and MS Code Ann. 51-2-3

Well drillers: MS Code Ann. 51-5-17

Wetlands: MS Code Ann. 49-27-55 and MS Code Ann. 49-27-57

Regulatory Agencies

Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce (MDAC) Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI)

Mississippi State Department of Health Public Water Supply Program

Mississippi State Oil and Gas Board (OGB)

Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4

U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Region 4

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Mississippi has incorporated significant penalties ranging from fines to imprisonment into its environmental and hazardous materials ...

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