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Mississippi Release Notification: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Releases from underground storage tank (UST) systems or aboveground storage tank (AST) systems: Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, Office of Pollution Control, Groundwater Division, Mississippi Groundwater Protection Trust Fund Regulations, Part 280

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Emergency notification: Mississippi Emergency Response Commission (MERC): MERC-1, Section XI

Regulatory Agencies

Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

Mississippi Emergency Management Agency

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

Local emergency planning committees (LEPC) (one in each Mississippi county)

Local fire and police departments

TO REPORT AN EMERGENCY (24 HOURS):Mississippi Emergency Hotline:24 Hours Call: (800) 222-6362National Response Center: (800) 424-8802

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

· Rules. Generally, Mississippi follows the federal requirements for release notification.

· Administration and enforcement. DEQ and LEPCs, along with local fire and police departments, enforce Mississippi's release notification rules.

State Requirements

EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION

MERC-1, Section XI

In the event of a release in excess of a reportable quantity, notice must be given immediately to the emergency response coordinator of the LEPC by calling the number established and to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency by calling (800) 222-6362 in Mississippi. For additional information on reportable quantities, see the national section RELEASE NOTIFICATION.

Notification must include the following information to the extent known at the time of notification and so long as no delay in notice ...


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