Additional Information for EPD Permits at Public Notice

Due to circumstances surrounding the state’s response to the COVID-19 situation, MDEQ offices are closed to public access at this time. We will continue to conduct agency business as much as possible to maintain our commitment to protect human health and the environment. To better support the public notice process, we have listed supporting documents for permits at notice on this page.

Please note – Public notice, Draft Permit, and Statement of Basis can be found on enSearch Online – Permits at Public Notice.  If you have additional questions regarding the permit or notice, please contact staff listed in the public notice.  To request additional documents, please contact our Public Records Request Officer.

Dry Litter Poultry General Permit

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality proposes to reissue the statewide Dry Litter Poultry Animal Feeding Operations General Permit (MSG20). This permit, originally issued in February of 2009, covers the State of Mississippi and will authorize activities associated with dry litter poultry farms that fall under Standard Industrial Classification code 0251 (broiler, fryer, and roaster chickens) or 0252 (chicken eggs). Such activities may include the generation and land application of dry poultry litter as well as air emissions associated with the operation of a poultry farm, and air emissions associated with the construction/operation of air emissions equipment. This reissuance will allow the continued operation of Dry Litter Poultry Animal Feeding Operations for an additional five-year period. This general permit will replace the previous general permit that expired January 31, 2019. The Dry Litter Poultry General Permit Public Notice Draft can be accessed HERE and Public Notice HERE. A list summarizing the significant changes from the previous permit can be found HERE.

Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality proposes to reissue the statewide Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations General Permit (MSG22). This permit, originally issued in August of 2010, covers the State of Mississippi and will authorize activities associated with concentrated animal feeding operations that fall under Standard Industrial Classifications (SIC) 0211 (beef cattle feedlots), 0213 (swine), 0214 (sheep and goats), 0241 (dairy), 0251 (broiler, fryer, and roaster chickens), 0252 (chicken eggs), 0253 (turkeys and turkey eggs), 0254 (poultry hatcheries), 0259 (poultry and eggs not elsewhere classified), or 0272 (horses). Such activities may include the generation and land application of manure, litter, or process wastewater as well as air emissions associated with the operation of a concentrated animal feeding operation, and air emissions associated with the construction/operation of air emissions equipment. This reissuance will allow the continued operation of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations for an additional five-year period. This general permit will replace the previous general permit that expired June 30, 2020. The Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation General Permit Public Notice Draft can be found Here.  The Draft Permit can be found HERE. A list summarizing the significant changes from the previous permit can be found HERE.