Governing Law and Regulations
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 ...