Governing Law and Regulations
Landfills: Mississippi Nonhazardous Solid Waste Management Regulations, Mississippi Administrative Code Part 4, Chapter 1 (11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 4, Ch. 1,) Rule 1.1.C and 11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 4, Rule 1.4.B
Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Pollution Control
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 requirements for polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) wastes are the same as the federal regulations, with additional requirements for solid waste landfills.
• Administration and enforcement. EPA is responsible for enforcing the PCB regulations under the federal Toxic Substances Control Act. DEQ's Office of Pollution Control administers and enforces the rules for municipal solid waste landfills in Mississippi.
11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 4, Ch. 1, Rule 1.1.C and 11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 4, Rule 1.4.B
Owners of municipal solid waste landfills must implement a program at the facility for detecting and preventing the disposal of certain wastes, including PCB wastes. The facility owner must also ensure that the facility personnel are properly trained to recognize PCB wastes. Unless other measures are taken to eliminate PCB wastes, the facility must conduct random inspections of incoming loads and keep records of the inspection results. The facility owner must notify DEQ of any PCB waste discovered at the facility.