ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS Effective August 26, 2013

ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS

Renumbered and Reformatted Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality and Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Regulations (Effective August 26, 2013)

The Mississippi environmental regulations have been renumbered and reformatted pursuant to the amended Administrative Procedures Act passed by the state legislature. The legislature has mandated that all state agencies have uniform numbering to conform to a statewide administrative code. The new regulations, which are on this website, are effective August 26, 2013, and thereafter. Although the changes are not substantive, they will affect the numbering and citation of all of the Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality (“Commission”) and the Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board (“Permit Board”) regulations. While the numbering and citation of the regulations have been changed, the numbering, formatting and citation of the state environmental statutes remain the same. Beginning August 26, 2013, the new regulations shall be referenced and cited consistent with standard form required by the Secretary of State. Guidance for the New Regulation Citation Form is below. The old regulations, which are effective until August 26, 2013, will remain on the website for historical and cross-referencing purposes until permits that refer to the old regulations have expired. Below is guidance for cross referencing the new and old regulations.

Again, the substance of the regulations has not changed. Only the numbering and formatting of the regulations are different. Appreciate your assistance and cooperation in moving forward with the renumbered and reformatted Commission and Permit Board regulations.

To view a comparison chart listing the superseded versions of the regulations and the current counterpart for each, click on Comparison Chart.

To view the citation format for the current effective regulations, click on Citation Format.

Beginning on August 26, 2013, the regulations may also be viewed in the Administrative Code located on the MS Secretary of State website, at the following link: http://www.sos.ms.gov/admincodesearch/default.aspx
Then use the drop down for "Agency Search" and select "Title 11 - Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality", then click “Search”.

Part 1: Administrative Regulations
11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 1, Ch. 1.Commission Regulations Regarding the Delegation of Authority from the Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality to the Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality
11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 1, Ch. 2.Commission Regulations Regarding the Review and Reproduction of Public Records
11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 1, Ch. 3.Commission Regulations Regarding Administrative Procedures Pursuant To The Mississippi Administrative Procedures Act
11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 1, Ch. 4.Permit Board Delegation of Permitting Authority Pursuant to Miss. Code Ann. Sections 49-17-28(3), 49-17-29(3)(a), 51-3-15(1) and 53-7-41(6)
11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 1, Ch. 5.Permit Board Regulations Regarding Administrative Procedures Pursuant To The Mississippi Administrative Procedures Act

Part 2: Air Regulations
11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 2, Ch. 1.Air Emission Regulations for the Prevention, Abatement, and Control of Air Contaminants
11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 2, Ch. 2.Permit Regulations for the Construction and/or Operation of Air Emissions Equipment
11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 2, Ch. 3.Regulations for the Prevention of Air Pollution Emergency Episodes
11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 2, Ch. 4.Ambient Air Quality Standards
11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 2, Ch. 5.Regulations for the Prevention of Significant Deterioration of Air Quality
11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 2, Ch. 6.Air Emissions Operating Permit Regulations for Purposes of Title V of the Federal Clean Air Act
11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 2, Ch. 7.Acid Rain Program Permit Regulations for Purposes of Title IV of the Federal Clean Air Act
11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 2, Ch. 8.Air Toxics Regulations
11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 2, Ch. 9.Regulations for Lead-Based Paint Activities
11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 2, Ch. 10.Regulations for the Accreditation and Certification of Asbestos Abatement Personnel

Part 3: Hazardous Waste Regulations
11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 3, Ch. 1.Hazardous Waste Management Regulations
11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 3, Ch. 2.Final Regulations Governing Brownfields Voluntary Cleanup and Redevelopment in Mississippi
11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 3, Ch. 3."Right-Way-To-Throw-Away Program" Regulations
11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 3, Ch. 4.Commercial Hazardous Waste Management Facility Demonstration of Need Regulations
11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 3 Ch. 5.Groundwater Quality Standards

Part 4: Nonhazardous Solid Waste Management Regulations
11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 4, Ch. 1.Nonhazardous Solid Waste Management Regulations
11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 4, Ch. 2.Evaluation Criteria for Local Solid Waste Management Plans
11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 4, Ch. 3.Grant Regulations for Waste Tire and Solid Waste Assistance Funds
11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 4, Ch. 4.Waste Tire Management Regulations
11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 4, Ch. 5.Waste Tire Transportation Regulations
11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 4, Ch. 6.Nonhazardous Solid Waste Corrective Action Trust Fund Regulations
11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 4, Ch. 7.Hazardous and Nonhazardous Solid Waste Applicant Disclosure Regulations
11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 4, Ch. 8.Regulations For the Certification of Operators of Solid Waste Disposal Facilities
11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 4, Ch. 9.Regulations for the Beneficial Use of Nonhazardous Solid Waste
11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 4, Ch. 10.Recycling Cooperative Grant Regulations

Part 5: Underground Storage Tank Regulations
11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 5, Ch. 1.Mississippi Groundwater Protection Trust Fund Regulations
11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 5, Ch. 2.Underground Storage Tank Regulations
11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 5, Ch. 3.Underground Storage Tank Regulations for the Certification of Persons Who Install, Alter, and Remove Underground Storage Tanks

Part 6: Wastewater Pollution Control Regulations
11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 6, Ch. 1.Wastewater Regulations for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permits, Underground Injection Control (UIC) Permits, State Permits, Water Quality Based Effluent Limitations and Water Quality Certification
11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 6, Ch. 2.Regulations for Water Quality Criteria for Intrastate, Interstate, and Coastal Waters
11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 6, Ch. 3.Regulations for the Certification of Municipal and Domestic Wastewater Facility Operators
11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 6, Ch. 4.State Revolving Fund Loan Program Regulations
11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 6, Ch. 5.Water Pollution Control Emergency Loan Fund Program Regulations
11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 6, Ch. 6.Water Pollution Control Revolving Loan Fund Program Regulations (Effective for Projects Funded from 10/1/2000 through 9/30/2004)
11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 6, Ch. 7.Water Pollution Control Revolving Loan Fund Program Regulations (Effective for Projects Funded On and After 12/19/2004)

Part 7: Land & Water Resources Regulations
11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 7, Ch. 1.Surface Water and Groundwater Use and Protection Regulations
11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 7, Ch. 2.Licensing of Water Well Contractors Regulations
11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 7, Ch. 3.Dam Safety Regulations

Part 8: Geology Regulations
11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 8, Ch. 1.Surface Mining and Reclamation Rules and Regulations (Non-Coal)
11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 8, Ch. 2.Regulations Governing Surface Coal Mining

To view a comparison chart listing the superseded versions of the regulations and the current counterpart for each, click on Comparison Chart.

To view the citation format for the current effective regulations, click on Citation Format.

Beginning on August 26, 2013, the regulations may also be viewed in the Administrative Code located on the MS Secretary of State website, at the following link: http://www.sos.ms.gov/admincodesearch/default.aspx
Then use the drop down for "Agency Search" and select "Title 11 - Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality", then click “Search”.