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Mississippi Community Right to Know: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Emergency planning and community right-to-know: Mississippi Regulations (MS Reg.), Mississippi Emergency Response Commission Regulations (MERC)-1 Section I to Section XIII

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Disclosure of Information: MS Reg., MERC-2 Section I to Section XXIII

Regulatory Agencies

Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Pollution Control

Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)

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

Local emergency planning committees (LEPC)

Local fire and police departments

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Mississippi follows the following federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) reporting requirements, with unique state-specific reporting procedures:

—Safety Data Sheet (SDS) or chemical list reporting (EPCRA Section 311);

—Tier II chemical inventory reporting (EPCRA Section 312); and

—Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reporting (EPCRA Section 313).

For more information on the aforementioned EPCRA reporting requirements, see the national section COMMUNITY RIGHT TO KNOW.

Administration and enforcement. DEQ, MEMA, and EPA administer and enforce the federal EPCRA reporting requirements in Mississippi. MEMA has been appointed by the governor as the state emergency response commission. MEMA is also responsible for the designation of emergency planning districts and LEPCs. LEPCs carry out local emergency planning and response procedures. Facilities are encouraged to contact their LEPC and local fire department to discuss emergency plans and needs.

State Requirements

SDS OR CHEMICAL LIST REPORTING

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