Mississippi Energy regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Mississippi Energy: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Mississippi has no statutes, regulations, or Executive Orders applicable to renewable energy.

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Hydraulic fracturing: 26 Mississippi Administrative Code (MAC) Part 2, Rule 1.26

Regulatory Agency

Mississippi State Oil and Gas Board (MSOGB)

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. To date, the federal government's involvement in renewable energy programs has been limited to voluntary programs and providing financial incentives for renewable energy generation. Mississippi has followed the lead of the federal government and has not implemented any renewable energy programs at the state level. The state has established approval and disclosure rules for oil and gas wells using hydraulic fracturing treatment.

Administration and enforcement. The EPA has granted to the Mississippi State Oil and Gas Board (MSOGB) the authority to regulate Class II wells and hydraulic fracturing activities.

State Requirements

HYDRAULIC FRACTURING

26 MAC Part 2, Rule 1.26

The MSOGB has established regulations that apply to oil and gas wells that are proposed to undergo a temporary or intermittent hydraulic fracturing procedure to improve the productive capacity of such wells. Before beginning hydraulic fracturing, the operator must file a Form 2 with the MSOGB indicating the nature of the hydraulic fracturing procedure proposed. No procedure may begin without MSOGB approval.

Within 30 days following the completion of the hydraulic fracturing, the operator must report information on a Form 3 Completion Report. Such information must include the maximum pump pressure, types and volumes of the base ...


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