Mississippi Hazardous Substance Storage: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Definition: Mississippi Regulations (MS Reg.), Hazardous Waste Regulations (HW-2), Subpart I, Chapter 1, Section 103

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Storage tanks:

Underground storage tanks (USTs): MS Reg., UST Regulations (UST-2), Section 280.12

Aboveground storage tanks (ASTs): Mississippi Code Annotated (MS Code Ann.) 45-11-3

Notification requirements: MS Reg., Mississippi Emergency Response Commission Regulations (MERC)-XI

Terms and conditions: MS Reg., Wastewater Regulations (WWR) Chapter One, Section IV

Regulatory Agencies

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

Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT)

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

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Mississippi generally follows the federal rules pertaining to the storage of hazardous substances. See the national section HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE STORAGE for additional guidance.

For tanks that contain hazardous waste, see the state section HAZWASTE STORAGE AND TREATMENT TANKS for a discussion of these types of tank requirements. Mississippi has adopted by reference the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste program.

Mississippi follows the federal U.S. Department of Transportation regulations for the storage and packaging of hazardous materials during transportation. See the state section HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTERS to review these standards.

For information about what to do in the event of a release of a hazardous substance, see the state section RELEASE NOTIFICATION.

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