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 adopts by reference the federal rules for land disposal restrictions (LDRs) and best demonstrated available technology (BDAT).
Note: The state has adopted the federal regulations applicable to this topic amended through December 31, 2008.
Mississippi, however, has not adopted the following federal LDRs because the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has not delegated authority to states to implement these rules:
—Case-by-case extensions (40 CFR 268.5)
—No-migration variances (40 CFR 268.6)
—Equivalent method variances (40 CFR 268.42(b))
—Variances from treatment standards (40 CFR 268.44)
See LDR Exceptions in the national section LAND DISPOSAL RESTRICTIONS/LAND BAN for more information about these extensions and variances.
Any LDR issued under the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (HSWA) to RCRA that are more stringent than Mississippi's current rules are automatically in effect. Other LDRs that are not issued pursuant to HSWA or are less stringent than existing state regulations will not be effective until adopted by the state.
• Administration and enforcement. Mississippi's LDRs are administered and enforced by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Office of Pollution Control. However, the ...