Mississippi Regulations For the Prevention of Air Pollution Emergency Episodes (Mississippi)

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Place Mississippi

Applies to States or Provinces Mississippi
Name Mississippi Regulations For the Prevention of Air Pollution Emergency Episodes (Mississippi)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Climate Policies, Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Fuel Cells, Natural Gas, Nuclear
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality
Primary Website http://www.deq.state.ms.us/MDEQ.nsf/page/Air_AirEmissionsStandards?OpenDocument
Applicable Jurisdiction Statewide

Last Review 2014-06-06
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary

Information Source http://www.deq.state.ms.us/mdeq.nsf/pdf/legal_11Miss.Admin.CodePt.2Ch.3./$File/11%20Miss.%20Admin.%20Code%20Pt.%202%20Ch.%203..pdf?OpenElement


The purpose of the Mississippi Regulations for the Prevention of Air Pollution Emergency Episodes is to prevent the excessive buildup of air pollutants during air pollution episodes, thus preventing the occurrence of an emergency due to the effects of these pollutants of the health of people. The Director of the Mississippi Department of Natural Resources can announce an air pollution alert when they determine that the accumulation of air pollutants in any place is putting people's health at risk. Any person responsible for the operation of a source of air contaminant which emits .25 tons per day or more of air contaminants, for which standards have been adopted, must prepare emission control action programs. These programs must be consistent with good industrial practice and safe operating procedures, for reducing the emission of air contaminants into the outdoor atmosphere during periods of an air pollution alert, air pollution warning, and air pollution emergency. Emission control action programs must be written and describe the plan in detail; these plans must be available to the commission upon request.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Jerry Beasley
Department Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality
Division Air Quality

Phone 601-961-5134

Contact Name Jeff Bland
Department Department of Environmental Quality
Division Hazardous Air Pollutants

Phone 601-961-5112