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 (Mississippi)

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Place Mississippi


   
Applies to States or Provinces Mississippi
Name 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 (Mississippi)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations, Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Coal with CCS, Geothermal Electric, Natural Gas
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/legal_11Miss.Admin.CodePt.6Ch.1./$File/11%20Miss.%20Admin.%20Code%20Pt.%206%20Ch.%201..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/0/DBA79C8D06BA398F86257888006B2E3B/$file/MS_WQ_Standards_Revised_April_14_2011_DRAFT_FOR_PUBLIC_COMMENT.pdf?OpenElement


Summary

The 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 are a series of environmental regulations, permit requirements and standards that are applicable to any new energy generation development project, given that there is some waste associated with the development. Most of the regulations and permits required are very close, if not exactly the same, in language to the Federal Clean Water Act. The water quality standards established in the Clean Water Act are directly applicable to the 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.

This regulation requires that any person, company, or corporation must obtain an Underground Injection Control permit before beginning any underground injection activities. A copy of the UIC permit must be provided to the MDEQ.

A National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit must be obtained in order to discharge any regulated pollutants into water. These permits allow discharge into state waters but must comply with MDEQ's Antidegredation Policy and Submit an Antidegredation Report as part of the application or reapplication process. A copy of the NPDES must be provided to the MDEQ before usage of the system begins.

Any development, which may result in any discharge into the waters of the United States, must provide a certification from MDEQ stating that the discharge will comply with the Federal Clean Water Act. The appropriate materials must be submitted by applicants and will be reviewed by the Permit Board before issuance of the certificate.

Importantly, water, gas and other materials injected into a well to facilitate production of oil or gas, or fluids derived in association with oil or gas production and disposal thereof in a well where authorized by the State Supervisor of the Oil and Gas board are exempt from this regulation. This effectively exempts natural gas extraction using hydraulic fracturing from the regulation.

Importantly, water, gas and other materials injected into a well to facilitate production of oil or gas, or fluids derived in association with oil or gas production and disposal therof in a well where authorized by the State Supervisor of the Oil and Gas board are exempt from this regulation. This effectively exempts natural gas extraction using hydraulic fracturing from the regulation.



Policy Contact

Department Department of Environmental Quality
Division Office of Land and Water Resources Surface Water Branch
Address P.O. Box 2309, Jackson, MS, 39225





Fax 601-961-5228


Contact Name Ted Bankston
Department Department of Environmental Quality
Division Land and Water Resources Permitting




Phone 601-961-5292




Contact Name Celeste Evans






Phone 601-961-5215





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

Authority 1: 33 U. S. C. § 1317




Authority 2: 33 U. S. C. §§ 1311 or 1312



















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