Mississippi Environmental Impact Statement: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Environmental review process: 11 Mississippi Administrative Code, Part 6, Chapter 4 (Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 6, Ch. 4) Appendix C; 11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 6, Ch. 6 Appendix B; 11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 2, Ch. 2

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Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (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. Mississippi requires all state and local agencies to consider environmental impacts along with social and economic factors in all agency decision making. If the agency determines an action will have a potentially significant environmental impact, an environmental impact statement (EIS) is required. Mississippi follows the federal EIS requirements. For more information, see the national section ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT.

Administration and enforcement. The DEQ or the appropriate regulatory agency administers and enforces EIS requirements for its respective agency.

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