|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 .
|New Air Quality Standards and Attainment |
|For a brief overview of new air quality standards and attainment click here.|
|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.|
· Mississippi’s Air Regulations can be found in Part 2 of Title 11 of the Mississippi Administrative Code. 11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 2
· New Source Performance Standards (e-CFR)
Ø 40 CFR Part 60 NSPS, Subparts A through OOOO (60.1 through 60.5430)
Ø 40 CFR Part 60 NSPS, Appendices
· National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants
· Accidental Release Prevention
|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.
|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. |
|MDEQ's Air Division maintains an inventory of air emissions for air quality analysis, modeling and planning purposes.|
|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.
|MDEQ's programs that provide statewide measurement of criteria and hazardous air pollutants.
|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|
|For a complete listing of MDEQ Air Division staff click here.|