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.

New Air Quality Standards and Attainment

For a brief overview of new air quality standards and attainment click here.

Work Areas


MDEQ's programs to protect against asbestos air emissions encompass:
Demolition and Renovation Operations
Asbestos Management In Schools
Accreditation and Certification for Asbestos Abatement
List of Licensed Individuals for Asbestos Abatement

Lead-Based Paint

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

List of Licensed Individuals for Lead-Based Paint Abatement and Renovation

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
Emissions Inventories
Air Quality Mobile Sources
Ozone - Air Quality Index and Forecast
Air Quality Planning and Emission Standards

Air Monitoring

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

Hazardous Air Pollutants

MDEQ programs address the hazardous air pollutants defined by the Federal Clean Air Act.
Accidental Release Prevention
Hazardous Air Pollutants
General Boiler MACT Information

Other Air Issues

Acid Rain
Freon, Chloroflourocarbons and Other Ozone Depleting Compounds
Indoor Air Quality
Open Burning
Air Quality Impact Review Guidance


All air permitting other than acid rain is handled in the MDEQ Environmental Permits Division (EPD). Mississippi's air permitting requirements are found in MDEQ regulations:

11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 2, Ch. 2

11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 2, Ch. 3

11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 2, Ch. 5

11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 2, Ch. 6

Cross-reference guide for Air Regulations

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 Air permits forms and applications, click here.

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