Governing Law and Regulations
Hazardous waste statutes: Solid Wastes Disposal Law of 1974, Mississippi Code Annotated (MS Code Ann.) 17-17-1 to 17-17-67; Mississippi Hazardous Waste Facility Siting Act of 1990, MS Code Ann. 17-18-1 to 17-18-47; MS Code Ann. 17-17-151; MS Code Ann. 17-17-153; MS Code Ann. 17-17-101 to 17-17-135; MS Code Ann. 17-17-501 to 17-17-507
Hazardous waste management rules: 11 Mississippi Administrative Code Part 3, Chapter 1 (11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 3, Ch. 1), Rule 1.1 to Rule 1.24 and 11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 3, Ch. 4
Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Pollution Control Environmental Compliance & Enforcement 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's hazardous waste management rules are more stringent than the federal requirements because they include the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) rules, as well as additional state requirements. The state's additional rules apply to hazardous waste generators and transporters and owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs). Mississippi has incorporated by reference the federal standards applicable to handlers of universal wastes and handlers of used oil.
Note: The state has adopted the federal regulations applicable to this topic amended through December 31, 2008.
• Administration and enforcement. Mississippi has received RCRA authorization from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). RCRA authorization allows the Mississippi ...