Hazardous Waste Public Notices

Commission Approval of Proposed Amendment to 11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 3, Ch. 1. Hazardous Waste Management Regulations to include the Federal Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule

On behalf of staff, Mr. Brad Justice recommended the Commission adopt an amendment to the Hazardous Waste Management Regulations to include the Federal Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule.  The EPA published the Final Rule in the Federal Registrar on November 28, 2016 and it became effective on May 30, 2017.  The Rule re-organized the regulations governing hazardous waste generators by making the regulations more user friendly, providing operational flexibility to hazardous waste generators, and clarifying and correcting technical issues.  MDEQ held a public hearing on April 10, 2018, concerning the amendment to adopt the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule as promulgated by the U.S. EPA.  There were no attendees to the public hearing and MDEQ received no comments on the proposed amendment during the 30 day public comment period.  Adoption of this amendment maintains the consistency between the State Regulations and the Federal Hazardous Waste Regulations as required by 40 CFR 271.4.  Following staff presentation and after deliberation, on motion made by Ms. Lathan and seconded by Mr. Phillips, the Commission unanimously voted to adopt the amendment to 11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 3, Ch. 1. Hazardous Waste Management Regulations to include the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvement Rule.

Public Notices

An online public hearing will be hosted on Zoom by MDEQ to solicit public comments on the proposed reissuance of MDEQ Hazardous Waste Manage Permit No. HW054179403 and the EPA Permit No. MSD054179403 for the Chevron Refinery in Jackson County, Mississippi.

Chevron has submitted an application to MDEQ for the continue post-closure care activities of their North Landfarm. Application has also been submitted to EPA for the facility to continue the investigations begun under the previously issued Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (HSWA) Permit.

Click here for more information and to register for the public hearing.