Governing Law and Regulations
Corrective action rules: 11 Mississippi Administrative Code Part 3, Chapter 1, (11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 3, Ch. 1,) Rule 1.7
Mississippi underground storage tank (UST) corrective action requirements: 11 Miss Admin. Code Pt. 5, Ch. 2, Rule 11.5.2, Sections 280.60 to 280.67
Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Pollution Control Environmental Compliance & Enforcement Division
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 adopts by reference the federal corrective action requirements for hazardous and solid (nonhazardous) waste management units as well as the rules for corrective management units (CAMUs), temporary units (TUs), and staging piles, including 40 CFR 264.555 (concerning placement of CAMU-eligible wastes in off-site hazardous waste landfills) at hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs). See the national section CORRECTIVE ACTION to review these rules.
Note: The state has adopted the federal regulations applicable to this topic amended through December 31, 2008.
The state allows for risk-based corrective action (RBCA) at contaminated underground storage tank (UST) and brownfields sites.
• Administration and enforcement. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Office of Pollution Control administers and enforces the corrective action requirements for TSDFs and USTs in Mississippi.
The EPA has been encouraging states to implement RBCA, a process by which contaminated sites are ...