Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board

The Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board takes action on permits administered through MDEQ. The Permit Board issues, reissues, modifies, denies, transfers, and revokes Mississippi permits and certifications administered under the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act, state mining laws, and state water resource control laws.

The membership of the Permit Board is set by statute. Seven of the Permit Board members serve by virtue of the state office they hold. The remaining two members are appointed by the Governor and must be a retired professional engineer and a retired water well contractor.




Michael Bograd
Chair
Office of Geology


Dennis Riecke
Vice Chair
Dept. of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks


Leslie Royals
Dept. of Health

Jennifer Wittmann
Dept. of Marine Resources

Howard Leach
MS Oil & Gas Board

Chris McDonald
Dept. of Agriculture & Commerce

James Hoffmann
Office of Land and Water
(Revised January, 2017)



Permit Board Meeting Date/Time/ Location:
Normally held the second Tuesday of each month.

9:00 AM (unless announced otherwise)

MDEQ, 515 E. Amite ST
Jackson, MS
Commission Hearing Room
(unless announced otherwise)

For questions regarding the meeting date, time or location, please call (601) 961.5101.directions

Permit Board Agendas:
Permit Agendas 2017 Archive

Permit Agendas 2016 Archive

Permit Agendas 2015 Archive

Permit Agendas 2014 Archive


Permit Board Minutes:
Permit Board Minutes 2017 Archive

Permit Board Minutes 2016 Archive

Permit Board Minutes 2015 Archive

Permit Board Minutes 2014 Archive

Permit Board Minutes 2013 Archive


Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law Documents (FOFCOLs):
An explanation of permit board decisions in contested permit board matters.


Evidentiary Hearing Regarding Issuance Of The State Of Mississippi Facility Multimedia Pollution Control Operating Permit No. MS0052710 To Bill Cook Swine Facility, Oktibbeha County, Mississippi - Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law
Hunter’s Construction, Huntington Park Estates, Lauderdale County Reconsideration of NPDES Permit No. MS0049867 - Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law
Formal Hearing Regarding The Reissuance Of Surface Water Withdrawal Permit No. MS-SW-00173 To The City Of Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi - Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law
Formal Hearing Regarding The Issuance Of Pollution Control Permits To The Lone Oak Energy Center, LLC - Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law