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The Air Division is responsible for ensuring that air quality within Mississippi is protective of public health and welfare. The division is charged with controlling, preventing, and abating air pollution to achieve compliance with air emission regulations pursuant to the Mississippi Air and Water Pollution Control Act, applicable regulations promulgated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Federal Clean Air Act.

All air permitting is handled in the MDEQ Environmental Permits Division (EPD). To access EPD’s staff directory, click here .
Work Areas

Air Emissions Standards
MDEQ’s Air Division develops and maintains state specific air emissions standards for Mississippi. Additionally, EPA’s Federal Standards, such as New Source Performance Standards and National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants, are adopted by reference.

State Regulations:
  • Mississippi’s Air Regulations can be found in Part 2 of Title 11 of the Mississippi Administrative Code. 11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 2

Federal Standards:
  • New Source Performance Standards (e-CFR)
40 CFR Part 60 NSPS, Subparts A through OOOO (60.1 through 60.5430)
40 CFR Part 60 NSPS, Appendices

Ambient Air Quality
MDEQ’s Air Division develops, implements, and maintains ambient air quality standards based on standards set by EPA. A monitoring program is in place to evaluate the State’s compliance status with the standards and to provide daily air quality forecast information to the public.

Asbestos
MDEQ safeguards communities from the dangers associated with asbestos through its implementation of regulations affecting building demolition and renovation operations and also through the accreditation and certification of training providers and individuals who engage in asbestos abatement activity.

Diesel Emission Reduction Grant Program
The Mississippi Diesel Emissions Reduction Grant Program is a funding opportunity to implement cost-effective and innovative projects to reduce diesel emissions in our state.

Emissions Inventories
MDEQ's Air Division maintains an inventory of air emissions for air quality analysis, modeling and planning purposes.

Lead-Based Paint
MDEQ's program that regulates environmental hazards from lead-based paint.

New Air Quality Standards and Attainment
For a brief overview of new air quality standards and attainment click here.

Outreach
The Air Division regularly presents information and materials to various groups throughout the state to increase awareness of what each one of us can do to protect and enhance the air quality in our state.

Title V Fees
The Air Division currently handles administrative procedures for establishing the annual Title V fee and the annual emissions reporting for fee assessment. For more information concerning the development of the annual Title V fee and details on completing the annual emission reporting form, click here.

Other Air Issues

Contact Information
Complete listing of MDEQ Air Division Staff

Street AddressMailing AddressFax Numbers
Office of Pollution Control
Air Division
515 East Amite St
Jackson, MS 39201

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Office of Pollution Control
Air Division
P. O. Box 2261
Jackson, MS 39225
(601) 961-5725
(601) 961-5742