Governing Law and Regulations
Hazardous waste landfill rules: 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)
Solid (nonhazardous) waste landfill rules: 11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 4, Ch. 1 to Ch. 9
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 rules for hazardous waste landfills. Mississippi also has certain additional state requirements in connection with permit applications to establish or expand a landfill. See the state section TSDF PERMITS for more information. At present, Mississippi has no commercial landfills that accept hazardous waste.
Mississippi has its own rules for solid (nonhazardous) waste landfills that include the federal solid waste landfill requirements and additional state provisions. See the state section SOLID WASTE for more information.
• Administration and enforcement. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality's Office of Pollution Control administers and enforces both the hazardous and solid (nonhazardous) waste landfill requirements in Mississippi.