Nonhazardous Solid Waste Management Regulations & Criteria (Mississippi)

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Place Mississippi


   
Applies to States or Provinces Mississippi
Name Nonhazardous Solid Waste Management Regulations and Criteria (Mississippi)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations, Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province



























Program Administrator Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality
Primary Website http://www.deq.state.ms.us/Mdeq.nsf/pdf/Main_SW-2/$File/Non%20Haz%20SW%20Mgmt%20Regs%20(REVISED).pdf?OpenElement
Applicable Jurisdiction Statewide


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

Information Source http://www.deq.state.ms.us/MDEQ.nsf/page/SW_Home?OpenDocument


Summary

The purpose of the Nonhazardous Solid Waste Management Regulations and Criteria is to establish a minimum State Criteria under the Mississippi Solid Waste Law for all solid waste management facilities. These minimum State Criteria ensure the protection of human health and the environment. In order to operate a solid waste management facility either a permit or a certificate of coverage must be obtained from the Permit Board.

Excluded from this regulation are wastes subject to Part C of the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act (Underground Injection Wells). Solid wastes contained within mining overburden that is returned to the mine site. Wastes associated with the exploration or production of crude oil or natural has, except where those wastes are disposed or processed in a commercial oil field exploration and production waste disposal facility (storage, treatment, recovery, processing disposal or acceptance of oil field exploration and production waste from more than 1 generator or for a fee).

When a waste management facility is contained within the location of an industrial property on which the wastes are generated (electric power generation) the site does not need to adhere to siting requirements outlined in paragraphs P through U and W through Y of the siting section (section III) of this regulation. In regards to siting waste management facilities s the technologies must be aware of Airports, Floodplains, Wetlands, Fault Areas, Seismic Impact Zones, Unstable Areas, Hydrocarbon Wells and Water Wells, Public Water Supplies, Surface Water, Air Quality, Endangered or Threatened Species, Historical and Archaeological Areas and Local Government Regulations/Solid Waste Management Plans.

The owner of a solid waste site must keep daily records of the waste input. They are also responsible for the submission of an annual report to the MDEQ each year on or before February 28th.

Specific permits are required for landfills, rubbish sites, waste management facilities, transfers, processing facilities, and composting facilities. Many of the potential energy projects may want to apply for exclusion for rubbish disposals activities from MDEQ.

Under these regulations Coal with Carbon Storage Operations that would submit proposals for beneficial use of gasification ash or other solid wastes from the proposed facilities would require a case by case review by the MDEQ to verify that the proposed use of these wastes would not pose an unacceptable human health risk or cause ground water or surface water contamination in concentrations above MDEQ standards or criteria.


Specific permits are required for landfills, rubbish sites, waste management facilities, transfers, processing facilities, composting facilities. Many of the potential energy projects may want to apply for exclusion for rubbish disposals activities from MDEQ.

Under these regulations Coal with Carbon Storage Operations that would submit proposals for beneficial use of gasification ash or other solid wastes from the proposed facilities would require a case by case review by the MDEQ to verify that the proposed use of these wastes would not pose an unacceptable human health risk or cause ground water or surface water contamination in concentrations above MDEQ standards or criteria.



Policy Contact

Department Department of Environmental Quality
Division Office of Pollution Control, Solid Waste Policy, Planning, and Grants Branch, P.O. Box 2261, Jackson, MS, 39225






Fax 601-961-5785


Contact Name Jennifer Milner
Department Department of Environmental Quality
Division OPC/Envir. Permitting




Phone 601-961-5739




Contact Name Keke O'Keke
Department Department of Environmental Quality
Division OPC/Envir. Permitting




Phone 601-961-5189





Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Mississippi Code Section 49-17-17
Date Effective 1982-03-25



Authority 2: Mississippi Code Sections 17-17-27, 17-17-213, 17-17-229, 17-17-231,




Authority 3: Mississippi Code Section 21-27-207
Date Effective 2004-04-01

















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