Current Announcements


Oil Production General Permit (OPGP)

The Permit Board on Environmental Quality is proposing to issue a statewide Oil Production General Permit (OPGP). The proposed OPGP covers the State of Mississippi and authorizes coverage recipients who construct and operate air emissions equipment located at oil producing facilities under the terms and conditions of the proposed OPGP. Conditions established by the permit include: 1/ limiting all criteria pollutants(PM10, SO2, NOX, CO, and VOC) below 95.0 tons per year, individual hazardous air pollutant emissions below 9.5 tons per year, and total hazardous air pollutant emissions below 24 tons per year; 2/ flaring or routing to a pipeline all produced gas emissions; 3/  State and Federal standards for all air emission equipment on site including but not limited to engines, tanks, fugitive emissions, pneumatic controllers and pumps; and 4/ monitoring and recordkeeping for demonstration of compliance with any emission limits and standards. In addition, operators must develop and implement an OPGP Compliance Plan to clearly identify all emissions sources, applicable limitations, standards, work practices, monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements. The term of the proposed permit is for a five-year period.  The draft Oil Production General Permit and the Statement of Basis can be viewed below.

The thirty (30) day public notice starts September 5, 2019. The Public Notice can be viewed below. Written comments should be submitted to the following address no later than October 7, 2019.

Chief, Environmental Permits Division
Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality
Office of Pollution Control
P.O. Box 2261
Jackson, Mississippi 39225

If you have any questions, please contact Jeffrey Bland at (601)961-5112.

Stormwater Coverages Form

Please use the form below entitled “Coastal County Utility Authority Environmental Clearance Form to the Office of Pollution Control”. This form can also be found under “Applications and Forms“. This form is required to be completed and submitted to MDEQ for all construction stormwater coverages in Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Pearl River and Stone Counties.