|The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality proposes to reissue the statewide Ready-Mix Concrete General Permit (MSG11). This permit covers discharges of process wastewater and storm water and the construction and operation of air emissions equipment from ready-mix concrete facilities that fall under the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC code of 3271, 3272, and 3273). This general permit will replace the previous general permit that will expire March 31, 2014. The Ready-Mix Concrete General Permit Public Notice Draft can be accessed HERE. A list summarizing the significant changes from the previous permit can be found HERE.
The Permit Board on Environmental Quality re-issued the Dry Litter Poultry Animal Feeding Operation (DLPAFO) Multimedia General Permit (MSG20) on February 3, 2014. This multimedia permit authorizes the activities associated with the operation of a dry litter poultry farm. 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. The Dry Litter Poultry General Permit can be accessed HERE. Affected Dry Litter Poultry Animal Feeding Operations may obtain coverage by submitting a Notice of Intent (NOI) form, and all accompanying documentation to the Environmental Permits Division.
The Permit Board on Environmental Quality reissued the Small Construction General Permit (MSR15) on April 18, 2013. MSR15 covers the State of Mississippi and authorizes the discharge of treated/managed storm water runoff into the waters of the State. This permit covers construction activities, including clearing, grading, and excavating, that disturb one (1) acre to less than five (5) acres. Small construction activities disturbing less than one (1) acre are designated if the project is part of a larger common plan of development or sale with a planned disturbance of equal to or greater than one (1) acre but less than five (5). This reissuance will allow the continued discharge of treated/managed storm water for an additional five-year period.
The Permit Board on Environmental Quality reissued the Mining Storm Water, Dewatering, and No Discharge General Permit (MSR32) on September 7, 2012. MSR32 allows the discharge of storm water, dewatering, and the operation of closed loop systems with no discharge from regulated mining activities. The previous general permit expires on September 30, 2012. Coverage recipients wishing to be covered under the reissued general permit must submit a Re-coverage Form within 30-days of the date of the Letter of Instruction. All facilities that currently have active Mining General Permit coverage should receive a Re-coverage Package from MDEQ by September 21, 2012. Please contact Harry Wilson at 601/961-5073 if you have additional questions or did not receive a Re-coverage Package.