Mississippi Hazardous Waste Generators regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Mississippi Hazardous Waste Generators: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Rules for generators of hazardous waste: 11 Mississippi Administrative Code Part 3, Chapter 1 (Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 3, Ch. 1), Rule 1.3; and 11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 3, Ch. 1, Rule 1.4

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Annual reports: 11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 3, Ch. 1, Rule 1.4

Generator waste minimization plan: Mississippi Code Annotated (MS Code Ann.) 49-31-21

Generator pollution prevention fee: MS Code Ann. 49-31-21 and MS Code Ann. 49-31-25

Regulatory Agency

Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Waste Division Hazardous Waste Management Program

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Mississippi adopts by reference the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective in Mississippi as of June 24, 2018. Mississippi has additional standards for generators managing hazardous waste in connection with annual reports, waste minimization plans, and pollution prevention fees.

Administration and enforcement. The Hazardous Waste Management Program at the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) administers and enforces the generator rules in Mississippi.

State Requirements


11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 3, Ch. 1, Rule 1.4

Generators that generate more than 220 pounds (100 kilograms (kg)) of hazardous waste per month must submit an annual report to the DEQ by March 1 of each calendar year on the type and amount of hazardous waste generated during the preceding year. The DEQ will provide the form for the annual report. This requirement is, therefore, applicable to small quantity generators (SQGs) and large quantity generators (LQGs). For more information on annual reports, see the ...

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