Pollution Prevention

MDEQ, under Mississippi Code 49 Chapter 31 (Mississippi Multimedia Pollution Prevention Program Act), has been charged with the promotion of alternatives to waste disposal, such as pollution prevention and recycling technologies and procedures.


Section 49-31-21 of the Mississippi Multimedia Pollution Prevention Act requires all Hazardous Waste Generators (large, small) and SARA Section 313 Toxic Chemical Release Inventory (TRI) Form R filers to develop a waste minimization plan and to file an annual waste minimization certified report, which is due by July 31 of each year.

Example of a Generic Annual Waste Minimization Certified Report

Waste Minimization Plan for Small Quantity Hazardous Waste Generators

Waste Minimization Guidance Manual for Large Quantity Hazardous Waste Generators and SARA Section 313 Toxic Release Inventory Filers.

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Toxics Release Inventory (TRI)
The Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) contains information about more than 650 toxic chemicals that are being used, manufactured, treated, transported, or released into the environment. Facilities using these chemicals are required to report the locations and quantities of chemicals stored on-site. The reports are submitted to the EPA and the State. EPA compiles this data in an on-line, publicly accessible national computerized database. Forms for the current reporting year are available in the link below. For more information contact the MDEQ TRI Data Administrator.
Waste Reduction Resource Center (WRRC)The Waste Reduction Resource Center provides technical Pollution Prevention (P2) support to the states in EPA Regions III and IV.

Part of the U.S. EPA's web site, provides a single repository for pollution prevention, compliance assurance, and enforcement information and data bases. Their search engine searches multiple web sites (inside and outside the EPA), and offers assistance in preparing a search.

National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (NPPR)
The NPPR’s mission is to provide a national forum for promoting the development, implementation, and evaluation of efforts to avoid, eliminate, or reduce pollution at the source.

Compliance Assistance Centers
Provide industry-specific compliance information. These "virtual" centers promote links between the small business community and their technical and regulatory providers. Through plain-English guides, consolidated checklists and other tools, compliance assistance centers seek to minimize waste production and maximize environmental performance.

      Provides comprehensive environmental compliance, technical assistance, and pollution prevention information to the metal finishing industry.

      Offers training, state regulatory compliance guides, and two e-mail discussion groups on technical and regulatory issues.

      Helps the automotive service and repair community identify flexible, common sense ways to comply with environmental requirements