Mississippi Financial Responsibility regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Mississippi Financial Responsibility: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): 11 Mississippi Administrative Code Part 3, Chapter 1 (11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 3, Ch. 1), Rule 1.7

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Solid waste landfills: 11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 4, Ch. 1, Rule 1.4.F

Underground storage tank (UST) professional certification: 11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 5, Ch. 3), Rule 3.6

Pesticide applicators: 2 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 1, Subpart (Subpt.) 3, Ch. 11, Subchapter (Subch.) 01, Rule 112.01 to 112.03

Regulatory Agencies

Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Pollution Control

Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce (MDAC)

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Mississippi generally follows the federal financial responsibility requirements, with additional state requirements for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs); solid waste landfills; and commercial pesticide applicators. Mississippi follows the federal financial responsibility rules for underground storage tanks (USTs). See the national section FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY for federal rule guidance.

The Mississippi Groundwater Protection Trust Fund may serve as the required financial responsibility mechanism for USTs. In addition, the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) requires proof of financial responsibility for certification of anyone who installs, alters, or removes USTs. See the state section UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS for more information.

Administration and Enforcement. DEQ's Office of Pollution Control administers and enforces the UST, hazardous waste, and solid waste rules in Mississippi. The Mississippi Department of ...


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