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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 .

NEW INFORMATION

Notice of Public Hearing and Proposed Amendments to 11 Miss. Admin. Code, Part. 2, Chapter 1, "Air Emission Regulations for the Prevention, Abatement, and Control of Air Contaminants" to adopt changes to open burning provisions in Rule 1.3.G and to adopt, by reference, newly promulgated amendments to Federal New Source Performance Standards, in 40 CFR Part 60, Federal National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants in 40 CFR Parts 61 and 63,
and Federal Consolidated Air Rules in 40 CFR Part 65

Notice of Public Hearing and proposed adoption of a State Implementation Plan Revision for Purposes of an Emissions Inventory for the Ozone Nonattainment Area of DeSoto County, Mississippi and adopting new air pollution control regulations for areas in Mississippi designated as Nonattainment for Federal National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).
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Notice of Public Hearing and proposed adoption of new air pollution control regulations entitled
11 Mississippi Administrative Code, Part 2, Chapter 11,
“Regulations for Ambient Air Quality Non-Attainment Areas”.
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Area and Major Source Boiler MACT - Initial Notification of Applicability Form

General Boiler MACT Information

New Air Quality Standards and Attainment

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.
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