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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

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

Asbestos
MDEQ's programs to protect against asbestos air emissions encompass:

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.

Air Quality Standards and Planning
MDEQ's Air Division maintains, develops and implements air quality and emissions standards. The Air Division also maintains an inventory of air emissions for air quality analysis, modeling and planning.

Air Monitoring
MDEQ's programs that provide statewide measurement of criteria and hazardous air pollutants.

Hazardous Air Pollutants
MDEQ programs address the hazardous air pollutants defined by the Federal Clean Air Act.

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

For a complete listing of MDEQ Air Division staff click here.

Street AddressMailing Address
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

Fax Numbers
(601) 961-5725
(601) 961-5742