Mississippi Pollution Prevention regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Mississippi Pollution Prevention: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Mississippi Multimedia Pollution Prevention Act of 1990 (MMPPA): Mississippi Code Annotated (MS Code Ann.) Sections 49-31-1 to 49-31-25

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Fees: MS Code Ann. 49-31-25

Regulatory Agency

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

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Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Under the Mississippi Multimedia Pollution Prevention Act of 1990 (MMPPA), the state pollution prevention (P2) program assists the state's industry and citizens in minimizing hazardous and solid waste.

Administration and enforcement. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Office of Pollution Control administers the P2 program in Mississippi.

State Requirements

HAZARDOUS WASTE

MS Code Ann. 49-31-1 to 49-31-25

All small and large quantity generators of hazardous waste under Mississippi hazardous waste management regulations and all facilities required to file under the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) Section 313, Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Form R are required to prepare a waste minimization plan for utilization at a facility.

From the waste minimization plan and each annual update, the facility operator must submit a certified report of the types and quantities of wastes generated and the types and quantities of wastes minimized to the DEQ annually. The certified report must include a narrative summary explaining the waste generation and minimization data, a description of goals and progress made in minimizing the generation of wastes, and a description of any impediments to the minimization of wastes.

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Governing Law and Regulations
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Comparison: State vs. Federal
State Requirements