Mississippi Used Oil Management regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Mississippi Used Oil Management: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Used oil management rules: 11 Mississippi Administrative Code Part 3, Chapter 1, Rule 1.22

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Labeling for used oils: Mississippi Code Annotated (MS Code Ann.) 75-55-13

Regulatory Agency

Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Pollution Control Environmental Compliance & Enforcement Division

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Mississippi adopts by reference the federal used oil management rules. The state's statutes for the regulation of trade, commerce, and investments have a requirement concerning the labeling of used motor or lubricating oils.

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 used oil management rules in Mississippi.

State Requirements


MS Code Ann. 75-55-13

Mississippi requires that all aboveground tanks, drums, or other containers used to store previously used motor or lubricating oils, before being rerefined or reprocessed, must be marked "used oil" on a contrasting background with well-balanced letters not less than 2 inches high.

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