Governing Law and Regulations
Hazardous waste treatment facilities: 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)
Generator on-site treatment: 11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 3, Ch. 1, Rule 1.3
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 adopts by reference the federal hazardous waste treatment rules for hazardous waste treatment facilities. Treatment facilities in Mississippi must also comply with additional state permit requirements and pay certain treatment and pollution prevention fees. For more information, see the national and state sections TSDF PERMITS and TSDF RESPONSIBILITIES.
Note: The state has adopted the federal regulations applicable to this topic amended through December 31, 2008.
As under the federal rules, Mississippi allows hazardous waste generators to treat hazardous waste on-site without a permit, provided the generator treats hazardous waste in accumulation units such as tanks or containers that are in full compliance with the accumulation requirements set forth at 40 CFR 262.34 and the unit-specific requirements set forth at 40 CFR 265. See the national sections ACCUMULATION TIME, HAZARDOUS WASTE STORAGE, and LAND DISPOSAL RESTRICTIONS/LAND BAN to review the requirements applicable to generators treating hazardous waste on-site.
• Administration and enforcement. The Mississippi Department of ...