Mississippi Leak Detection regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Mississippi Leak Detection: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Mississippi Underground Storage Tank Act: Mississippi Code Annotated 49-17-413

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Underground storage tanks (UST) financial responsibility rules: MS Reg., Mississippi Groundwater Protection Trust Fund Regulations UST Act of 1988 (GPTF) Sections I to XX

Landfills, surface impoundments, hazardous waste storage tanks, and containers: MS Reg., Hazardous Waste Management Regulations (HW) Section 264 (adopting federal rules by reference), MS Reg., HW Section 265 (interim status)

Boiler leaks: MS Reg. Administration of the boiler and pressure vessel safety branch, Section III

Regulatory Agencies

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.

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