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Mississippi Containers: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Container rules: 11 Mississippi Administrative Code Part 3, Chapter 1 (11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 3, Ch. 1), Rule 1.7 and 11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 3, Ch. 1, Rule 1.11 (interim status)

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Empty container rules: 11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 3, Ch. 1, Rule 1.2

Regulatory Agency

Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Pollution Control Environmental Compliance & Enforcement Division

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 by reference the federal rules for the management of hazardous waste containers, including the empty container rules and the organic air emissions standards. There are no additional state requirements.

Note: The state has adopted the federal regulations applicable to this topic amended through December 31, 2008.

Administration and enforcement. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Environmental Compliance & Enforcement Division administers and enforces the hazardous waste container rules in Mississippi.


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Mississippi Containers Resources

Containers Products

Hazardous Waste Container Management Guide - PDF
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Hazwaste Container Management
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This special report will explain the federal container management rules applicable to both TSDF owners and operators storing hazardous waste in containers and to generators accumulating hazardous waste on-site in containers. The report will address how to determine if a container is empty, the applicability of the air emissions control standards, and satellite accumulation by generators. "
Hazardous Waste Container Management - Guide Book
This guide explains the federal hazardous waste container management rules applicable to both TSDFs storing hazwaste in containers and generators accumulating hazwaste on-site in containers. In addition to explaining the federal standards, the guide addresses the standards of all 50 states."
Route Safety & Safe Driving Techniques-Spanish Training Video
This video covers route hazards and liability exposures, container hazards, overhead clearances, maneuvering in tight spaces, reporting hazards and damage, overloaded containers, unauthorized hazards, waste container accessibility, landfill driver and helper safety, dumping the load, inspecting the vehicle at landfill, and more. -Spanish Edition"
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