Governing Law and Regulations
General nuisances: 11 Mississippi Administrative Code Part 2, Chapter 1), Rule 1.3.C (11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 2, Ch. 1), Rule 1.3.C
Visible emissions: 11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 2, Ch. 1, Rule 1.3.A and 11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 2, Ch. 1, Rule 1.3.B
Odor: 11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 2, Ch. 4
Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Pollution Control Air Division
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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Mississippi has adopted by reference the federal new source performance standards and the national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants, which contain source-specific standards for the control of fugitive emissions. DEQ has developed its own regulations for the control of fugitive emissions creating general nuisances and the control of odorous substances in the ambient air. In addition, DEQ has developed standards for visible emissions.
• Administration and enforcement. The Air Division of DEQ's Office of Pollution Control administers and enforces the state's general nuisance, odor, and visible emissions regulations.
11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 2, Ch. 1, Rule 1.3.C
Mississippi has developed the following standards for the control of fugitive emissions:
- No source is allowed to emit particulate matter or any other pollutant in sufficient amounts or of such a duration to be injurious to humans, animals, plants, or property; create a public nuisance; or create a condition of air pollution.
- Materials handling, transportation, or storage must not result in unnecessary amounts of particulate matter becoming ...