Governing Law and Regulations
Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Pollution Control Groundwater Division
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
· Rules. Mississippi has adopted by reference the federal leak detection rules for landfills, surface impoundments, hazardous waste storage tanks, and containers. See the national section LEAK DETECTION for details. Mississippi also includes the federal leak detection rules and state-specific release detection requirements for underground storage tanks.
For more information, see the state sections CONTAINERS, EMERGENCY PLANNING AND RESPONSE, HAZWASTE STORAGE AND TREATMENT TANKS, LANDFILLS, PCB MANAGEMENT, PESTICIDES, SURFACE IMPOUNDMENTS, and UNDERGROUND/ABOVEGROUND STORAGE TANKS.
The national and state sections RELEASE NOTIFICATION review the state's leak response and reporting requirements.
· Administration and enforcement. DEQ and EPA Region 4 enforce the leak detection rules in Mississippi.