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State Resources

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) is the main environmental enforcement agency in the state. Mississippi very closely follows federal environmental regulations.

Compliance Considerations

The following links provide Mississippi specific guidance and fact sheets for environmental compliance within the state.

Air – MDEQ Air Division

Automotive – Automotive Recyclers Association MS specific fact sheets on auto related environmental topics

Enforcement – MDEQ Compliance and Enforcement page

Hazardous Waste – MDEQ hazardous waste program page

Lead Acid Batteries – MDEQ Lead Acid Battery Laws

Scrap Tires – MDEQ scrap tires program

Small Business Assistance Program – MDEQ small business assistance with environmental regulations

Storage Tanks – MDEQ requirements for USTs

Water  – MDEQ Surface Water Division with information about waste water treatment

Sustainability and Reducing Compliance Risk

The state resources provide retail-relevant state regulatory information and resources. The State Matrices page has more detailed information on variations in key state regulations such as hazardous waste, consumer bag legislation, e-waste and more.