Mississippi Brownfields regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Mississippi Brownfields: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Mississippi Brownfields Voluntary Cleanup and Re-development Act, Mississippi Code Annotated (MS Code Ann.) 49-35-1 to 49-35-27

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Regulations governing brownfield voluntary cleanup and redevelopment: Mississippi Regulation (MS Reg.), Hazardous Waste Management Regulations (HW), Section I, Chapters 1 to 10

Definitions: MS Reg., HW, Section I, Chapter 1, Section 103

Brownfields application: MS Reg., HW, Section I, Chapter 2, Sections 201 and 202

Brownfields agreement: MS Reg., HW, Section I, Chapter 3, Section 301

Remediation requirements: MS Reg., HW, Section I, Chapter 3, Section 302

Public notice and hearing: MS Reg., HW, Section I, Chapter 4, Section 401

Liability protection: MS Reg., HW, Section I, Chapter 7, Section 701

"No Further Action" letter: MS Reg., HW, Section I, Chapter 7, Section 702

Enforcement: MS Reg., HW, Section I, Chapter 10, Section 1002

Consulting firms: MS Reg., HW, Section I, Chapter 2, Section 203

Uncontrolled Site Voluntary Evaluation Program (VEP): MS Code Ann. 17-17-54

Regulatory Agencies

Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Pollution Control Groundwater Assessment and Remediation Division Brownfields Program

Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality (MCEQ)

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. In July 1998, the Mississippi Legislature passed the Brownfields Voluntary Cleanup and Redevelopment Act to promote the redevelopment of brownfields in the state. The Act includes provisions for risk-based remediation and a trust fund to pay for the costs associated ...


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