Types of Permits Issued by MDEQ

Many types of permitting activities are regulated by MDEQ. The Environmental Permits Division (EPD) within the Office of Pollution Control implements and oversees permits for Agriculture, Chemical Manufacturing, Construction and Building Materials, Energy and Transportation, General Permits (including stormwater), Metals and Metal Manufacturing, Municipal and Private Facilities, Service and Miscellaneous Industries, Solid Waste Management and Mining, and Timber and Wood. The Permitting and Monitoring Division within the Office of Land and Water Resources implements and oversees all the water withdrawal permits for groundwater and surface water. The Drillers Licensing and Dam Safety Division within OLWR implements and oversees all Dam Construction Permits and associated Surface Water Impoundment Permits. The Mining and Reclamation Division of the Office of Geology implements and oversees surface mining permits.

Business Sector

Environmental Media

Activities Impacting Wetlands

Aerial Applicator

Agricultural - agricultural production; agricultural services, CAFOs; animal waste; animal processing; food processing; grain and oil processing; forestry

Chemical Manufacturing - rubber; miscellaneous plastics; petroleum refining

Coal Mining

Construction and Building Materials - construction; construction storm water; asphalt plants; concrete plants; stone, clay, glass, and concrete products


Drinking Water - Mississippi State Department of Health

Energy and Transportation - Power generator; oil and gas production; pipelines; bulk stations and terminals; transportation services; space research and technology

General Permits - development and maintenance of general permits

Groundwater Withdrawal

Metals and Metal Manufacturing - Primary metals; fabricators; industrial and commercial machines; electronic equipment; miscellaneous manufacturing

Municipal and Private Facilities - municipalities; federal facilities; state facilities; small private businesses; subdivisions; apartments; recreation facilities; education facilities; industrial parks; phase II Metro area; storm water

Public Water Systems

Service and Miscellaneous Industries - textile and apparel; printing; personal services; automotive dealers; automotive repair; service stations; health businesses; business services; durable goods; food stores

Solid Waste and Mining - landfills; sand and gravel mining; rubbish sites; transfer stations; industrial waste


Surface Mining (Non-coal)

Surface Water Impoundments - dams

Surface Water Withdrawal

Timber and Wood Products - lumber and wood products; furniture; pulp and paper; paper and allied products

Waste Tire Collection and Processing Facilities

Waste Tire Monofill Sites

Wetlands (Clean Water Act Section 404)

Drinking Water
Hazardous Waste
Solid Waste (non-hazardous)
Surface Water