Mississippi Asbestos regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Mississippi Asbestos: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for asbestos: 40 CFR 61.140 to 61.157 and 11 Mississippi Administrative Code Part 2, Chapter 1, Rule 1.8 (11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 2, Ch. 1, Rule 1.8)

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Asbestos abatement:

Certification: 11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 2, Ch. 10, Rule 10.1 to 11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 2, Ch. 10, Rule 10.10

Work practices: 11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 2, Ch. 10, Rule 10.11

Asbestos waste disposal:

Landfills: 11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 4, Ch. 1, Rule 1.4(B)(1)(a)

Rubbish sites: 11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 4, Ch. 1, Rule 1.6

Training: 11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 2, Ch. 10, Rule 10.8

Regulatory Agencies

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

DEQ Office of Pollution Control Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Solid Waste and Mining Branch

U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Mississippi's asbestos practices are generally governed by federal law. DEQ has adopted by reference the asbestos NESHAP. Mississippi does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program for the state; therefore, private sector workplaces must comply with federal occupational safety and health standards for asbestos. There are no state or federal laws that govern workplace safety and health in public sector (state and local government operations) workplaces.

In addition to the federal standards, Mississippi has certification requirements for all personnel involved in asbestos abatement projects, and ...


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