FAQs about the MDEQ Emergency Response Division

  • Do you deal with above ground storage tanks or Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulations?
    No. Those programs are regulated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (Bob Rosen @ 404-562-8761)
  • Do I need permits to transport waste in Mississippi?
    For permitting information contact the MDEQ Hazardous Waste Division (601) 961-5220 or the Mississippi State Public Service Commission (601) 961-5434.
  • Who is responsible for the removal of mold in a building?
    One can generally find contractors in the Yellow pages or see “Consultants and Laboratories” on the Indoor Air Quality page to find an inspector.
  • Are there Haz-Mat training facilities in the state?
    There are two such facilities in the state:
    Mississippi State Fire Academy, Jackson – (601) 932-2444
    Southeastern Safety Training, Hattiesburg – 1-800-261-0064
  • Are Emergency Services personnel available for public speaking and/or training workshops?
    Yes. Emergency Response personnel are available based on schedules for public speaking engagements to any civic organization, schools, fire departments, law enforcement agencies, etc. To request a speaker contact the MDEQ Emergency Services Office Administrator.
  • What are Mississippi’s clean up levels?
  • Who do you call to report fish kills?
    MDEQ operates a fish kill hotline at (601) 961-5599. Emergency Response may or may not be involved in clean-up depending on the source of contaminant.
  • Where can I find information regarding mercury in schools?
    Environmental Protection Agency, click here.