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
Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Pollution Control
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
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.
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.