Governing Law and Regulations
Hazardous waste disposal facilities: 11 Mississippi Administrative Code Part 3, Chapter 1 (11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 3, Ch. 1), Rule 1.7 and 11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 3, Ch. 1, Rule 1.11 (interim status)
Land disposal restrictions: 11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 3, Ch. 1, Rule 1.15
Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Pollution Control Environmental Compliance & Enforcement Division
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Mississippi adopts by reference the federal hazardous waste disposal rules for hazardous waste disposal facilities and the federal land disposal restrictions. Disposal facilities in Mississippi must also comply with additional state permit requirements and must pay certain disposal and pollution prevention fees. See the state sections TSDF PERMITS and TSDF RESPONSIBILITIES for more information.
Note: The state has adopted the federal regulations applicable to this topic amended through December 31, 2008.
• Administration and enforcement. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Office of Pollution Control administers and enforces the hazardous waste disposal rules in Mississippi.