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 .


2015 Air Quality Data Summary

Public Notice. Draft information for comment regarding the Mississippi Certification that the State Implementation Plan for the Control of Air Pollution (SIP) is adequate to comply with the requirements of the Federal Clean Air Act requirements of Section 110(a)(1) and (2) pertaining to the 2010 National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) as promulgated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Specifically, the Draft Certification addresses Mississippi’s obligations under Section 110(a)(2)(D) Prongs 1 and 2 of the Federal Clean Air Act. Public comment deadline is May 6, 2016. Click HERE for more information.

Proposed amendments to 11 Missississippi Administrative Code, Part 2, Chapter 5, “Regulations for Prevention of Significant Deterioration of Air Quality”.

On April 13-15, 2016, the Office of Pollution Control will present a Visible Emissions Evaluation training and certification session (smoke school). Both first-time certification and recertification in EPA Test Method 9 will be offered. There is no fee charged for smoke school training.

All participants should pre-register for the smoke school by finding the registration form at
http://www.compliance-assurance.com and entering the participant's information. First-time participants or persons holding no recent certification must pre-register and attend a classroom orientation session beginning at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in Windsor I meeting room at the Regency Hotel & Conference Center, 400 Greymont Avenue, Jackson, Mississippi. Pre-register for classroom session by finding the registration form at http://www.compliance-assurance.com or by replying to Ms. Mary Brown via email (Mary_A_Brown@deq.state.ms.us or by calling at (601) 961-5171. Please include the participant's name(s), company name, complete mailing address, contact number, and email address.

All persons desiring to certify or recertify must attend the outdoor session beginning at 8:00 a.m., Thursday, April 14, 2016, at the Jackson Youth baseball fields parking area at the corner of Lakeland Drive and Lakeland Terrace, approximately 1401 Lakeland Drive. Persons certified at the previous school are required only to attend the outdoor session.

Proposed revision to the State Implementation Plan for Air Pollution Control (SIP Revision).

MS Public Service Commission comment letter on the Proposed
CO2 Emission Guidelines for Existing EGU's under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act

MDEQ comment letter on the Proposed CO2 Emission Guidelines
for Existing EGU's under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act

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.

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.
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