The Environmental Permits Division (EPD) implements and oversees most of the permitting programs for MDEQ. EPD also provides support to the Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Division (ECED) in regulating the permitted facilities.

Current Announcements

The Permit Board on Environmental Quality is proposing to reissue the statewide Underground Storage Tank Groundwater Remediation (UST) General Permit (MSG12). This Multimedia General Permit authorizes the discharge of remediated groundwater associated with leaking underground storage tanks into Waters of State, a locally owned Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW) or Wastewater Collection Authority collection and/or treatment system with capacities of 0.010 Million Gallons per Day (MGD). This reissuance will extend the UST General Permit for an additional five-year period. This general permit will replace the previous general permit that expired on June 30, 2016. The UST General Permit Public Notice Draft can be viewed by clicking here. The public notice starts October 19, 2016. Written comments should be submitted to the following address no later than November 19, 2016:

Chief, Environmental Permits Division
Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality
Office of Pollution Control
P.O. Box 2261
Jackson, Mississippi 39225

*ACT8, Condition S-2(3) on Page 17 of the statewide Multimedia Hot Mix Asphalt Facility General Permit (MSR70) has been revised to include stack testing protocol language that existed in the previous General Permit but was omitted in the new General Permit during the recent reissuance process. The added permit language requires the coverage recipient to perform stack testing in accordance with EPA Reference Methods 1-5 (40 CFR 60, Appendix A) and the testing procedures in 40 CFR 60.93. In addition, the coverage recipient shall demonstrate compliance with the opacity limitation in accordance with EPA Reference Method 9 and testing procedures in 40 CFR 60.93 and 40 CFR 60.11. The Multimedia Hot Mix Asphalt Facility General Permit can be accessed HERE. The Hot Mix Asphalt General Permit Forms Package can be accessed HERE.

For past announcements click here

Please click this link to a form entitled "Coastal County Utility Authority Environmental Clearance Form to the Office of Pollution Control" This form can also be found under "commonly used applications and forms". This form is required to be completed and submitted to MDEQ for all construction stormwater coverages in Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Pearl River and Stone Counties.


About EPD
Overview of EPD and the permitting process with links to EPD Branches, Organizational Chart, and phone list.

Environmental Permitting Assistance
Helpful permitting information for small & medium businesses

Public Resource Tools
Links to enSearch Online which provides access to public information about permitted facilities.
Permit Applications Received
Online Public Notices
Issued Permits

Permit Applications & Forms
Forms by listed by permit type. Most forms are in MS Word and/or Adobe pdf format.

Environmental Regulations Associated with Hydraulic Fracturing Activities
MDEQ Fact Sheet

Contact Information

Click here to view a staff directory of the Environmental Permits Division.

Street Address:
515 East Amite St.
Jackson, MS 39201
Link to map

Mailing Address:
Office of Pollution Control
Environmental Permits Division
P. O. Box 2261
Jackson, MS 39225

Fax Number:
(601) 961-5703