Mississippi Hazardous Waste Storage: What you need to know
Governing Law and Regulations
Storage 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)
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On-site storage rules for generators: 11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 3, Ch. 1, Rule 1.3
Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Pollution Control Environmental Compliance & Enforcement Division
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Mississippi adopts by reference the federal hazardous waste rules for storage facilities and on-site storage by generators. Storage facilities in Mississippi must also comply with additional state permit requirements and pay certain storage 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 storage rules in Mississippi.