Hazardous Waste

Mississippi

Comparison of State and Federal Hazardous Waste Rules

General Summary (find a description of Federal Rules here).

    Mississippi generally follows the federal rules for hazardous waste management and also has more stringent state requirements.

1. Do I need an EPA ID number to handle hazardous wastes in Mississippi?


Permits and Associated Guidance Documents: Hazardous Waste Permits

2. How do I determine my generator status?

    Mississippi follows the federal rules for defining generator status.

3. How can I tell if the waste materials I handle are considered hazardous wastes?

    Mississippi follows the federal rules for defining hazardous wastes.

4. How long can I store hazardous wastes on site?

    Mississippi follows the federal rules for storing hazardous wastes.Storage facilities must comply with state permit requirements and pay fees for storage and pollution prevention.

5. Who can transport and receive the wastes I ship off site?

    Mississippi follows the federal rules for shipping hazardous wastes to a TSD.Hazardous waste transporters must file an annual report on state-approved forms.

6. What records do I have to keep?

    Mississippi follows the federal rules for recordkeeping.

7. Do I have to file reports?

    Mississippi follows the federal rules for reporting. Generators must submit an annual report if they generate more than 220 pounds (100 kilograms (kg)) of hazardous waste per month

8. What training requirements do I have to meet?

    Mississippi follows the federal rules for training.

9. What differences between states may exist with regard to use of the the new standardized manifest form?

    As of September 5, 2006, the new standardized manifest form (EPA Form 8700-22) and its continuation sheet (EPA Form 8700-22A) must be used in every state to track hazardous waste shipments. There will be no state variations of the new federal form and states may not require information to be included on the form that is in addition to that required by federal rules. That said, some differences between states may exist with regard to use of the form. For Mississippi these differences include:

    Additional Wastes: None.

    Exemptions: None.

    Distribution: None.

    Reporting: None.

    Recordkeeping: None.

    Other Notes, Comments:: None.

10. What are some other differences between federal and state rules?

    LQGs and SQG's must provide a plan for each site where waste is generated and update it annually. LQGs and SQG's must pay an annual pollution prevention fee.

11. Contacts

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