Governing Law and Regulations
Effluent limitations general conditions: 11 Mississippi Administrative Code, Part 6, Chapter 1 (Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 6, Ch. 1) Rule 1.2.1 to 1.2.7
Requirements for technology-based effluent limits (TBEL): 11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 6, Ch. 1, Rule 1.1.1.A.68
General requirements for water-quality-based effluent limitations (WQBEL) determination: 11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 6, Ch. 1, Rule 1.2.3
Effluent discharges and wetlands: 11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 6, Ch. 1, Rule 1.2.4.C
Designated use classification: 11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 6, Ch. 2, Rule 2.4
Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Pollution Control Surface Water Division
Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality (Commission)
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 has adopted by reference the federal effluent limitations. See the national section EFFLUENT LIMITATIONS, and contact the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for more information. The DEQ may require additional or more stringent effluent limitations or standards necessary to achieve water-quality standards established under federal and state water-quality regulations. The standards are determined on a case-by-case basis.
• Administration and enforcement. The DEQ administers and enforces the state's water quality program, and is responsible for including effluent limitations in facility permits and enforcing these requirements. See the state section NPDES PERMIT for an overview of the state wastewater discharge permit ...