Mississippi Groundwater regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Mississippi Groundwater: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Groundwater rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): Mississippi Regulations (MS Reg.), Hazardous Waste Management Regulations (HW-1) Section 264 and MS Reg., HW-1 Section 265 (interim status)

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Groundwater withdrawals: MS Reg. Land & Water (LW)-2 Chapter IV

Water well drillers: MS Reg., LW-3 Chapters I to XVI

Groundwater Protection Trust Fund: MS Reg., Underground Storage Tank (UST)-1 Chapters I to XX

Regulatory Agencies

Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Land and Water Resources Groundwater Investigation and Planning Division

DEQ Office of Land and Water Resources Groundwater Planning and Protection Division

Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality (MCEQ)

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 has adopted state groundwater standards as a means of preserving the quality of the groundwater as a drinking water source. Mississippi has also incorporated by reference the federal groundwater monitoring requirements for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs). See the national section GROUNDWATER for more information about the federal groundwater requirements.

The state's groundwater quality standards focus on preserving the quality of the groundwater as a drinking water resource. For more information about safe drinking water and public water supplies, see the state section DRINKING WATER.

Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Groundwater Planning and Protection Division administers and ...


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