Governing Law and Regulations
Exports and imports of hazardous waste: 11 Mississippi Administrative Code Part 3, Chapter 1, (11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 3, Ch. 1,) Rule 1.3
Manifests: 11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 3, Ch. 1, Rule 1.3
Transporters: 11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 3, Ch. 1, Rule 1.5
Universal waste: 11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 3, Ch. 1, Rule 1.21
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 rules for exporting and importing hazardous waste. For additional information, see the national section EXPORTS AND IMPORTS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE.
Internationally, a number of countries have developed or are developing laws with restrictions on the import of hazardous substances and electronic equipment that contains certain hazardous chemicals. See the national sections EXPORTS AND IMPORTS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE and IMPORTS AND EXPORTS OF CHEMICALS for more information concerning these international directives. In addition, a growing number of states are regulating how products that contain certain hazardous chemicals being imported into their states must be labeled.
The state also requires that persons who manage universal waste imported from a foreign country follow federal universal waste rules. For additional information, see the state section UNIVERSAL WASTES.
Note: The state has adopted the federal regulations applicable to this topic amended through December 31, 2008.
• Administration and enforcement.