General Permits

A General Permit authorizes a category of discharge or emission within a geographical area. A general permit is not specifically tailored for an individual facility or project. Each of the bold headings below, under Types of General Permit, indicate that a General Permit is available or under construction for that particular activity. A PDF copy of each type of General Permit is available by clicking the headings.

Announcements
The Permit Board on Environmental Quality reissued the statewide Phase II Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MSRMS4) on March 18, 2016. The MS4 Phase II General Permit covers the State of Mississippi and authorizes the discharge of storm water runoff into waters of the State from small MS4s, as defined in 40 CFR 122.26(b)(16). The general permit allows the continued discharge of storm water from small MS4s for an additional five-year period. This general permit replaces the previous general permit that expired December 31, 2013. To access the reissued Phase II Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System General Permit, click here. Instruction letters with a summary of changes have been sent out to all active coverage recipients and newly-designated MS4s outlining the instructions for obtaining coverage under the reissued permit. The Forms Package can be found here. If you have any questions, please contact Bradley Crain, Chief of the Municipal & Private Facilities Branch at (601) 961- 5177 or send an e-mail to MS4@deq.state.ms.us.

The Permit Board on Environmental Quality reissued the statewide Baseline Storm Water General Permit for Industrial Activities (MSR00) on November 17, 2015. The Baseline General Permit covers the State of Mississippi and authorizes the discharge of storm water runoff into waters of the State from regulated industrial activities in accordance with the provisions of the Mississippi Air and Water Pollution Control Law. The reissued general permit allows the continued discharge of storm water from regulated industrial activities for an additional five-year period. Instruction letters have been sent out to all active coverage recipients outlining the instructions for obtaining recoverage or terminating their coverage. Recipients had 45-days from the date of the instruction letter to respond. Facilities with an active coverage that did not receive an instruction letter should contact their MDEQ permitting representative. If you do not know your permitting representative, you can click here and enter the nine digit coverage number (MSR00_ _ _ _) listed on your coverage certificate in the Permit Number query box, then click on the "Search " button. Click on the :AI ID" number corresponding to your facility in the table displayed under "Results:." The name and phone number of your permitting representative will be listed in the table entitled "Office of Pollution Control Contacts.".

The reissued Baseline General Permit can be accessed HERE. Regulated industrial facilities seeking initial coverage may do so by submitting a Baseline Notice of Intent Form (and any required supporting documents), which can found in the Baseline General Permit Forms Package. Please note that the Baseline Forms Package contains new forms that must be completed to satisfy the recordkeeping requirements of the general permit. Coverage recipients under the re-issued Baseline General Permit have until April 1, 2016 to begin using the new forms.

ACT8, Condition S-2(3) on Page 17 of the statewide Multimedia Hot Mix Asphalt Facility General Permit (MSR70) has been revised to include stack testing protocol language that existed in the previous General Permit but was omitted in the new General Permit during the recent reissuance process. The added permit language requires the coverage recipient to perform stack testing in accordance with EPA Reference Methods 1-5 (40 CFR 60, Appendix A) and the testing procedures in 40 CFR 60.93. In addition, the coverage recipient shall demonstrate compliance with the opacity limitation in accordance with EPA Reference Method 9 and testing procedures in 40 CFR 60.93 and 40 CFR 60.11. The Multimedia Hot Mix Asphalt Facility General Permit can be accessed HERE. The Hot Mix Asphalt General Permit Forms Package can be accessed HERE.

The Permit Board on Environmental Quality reissued the statewide Multimedia Hot Mix Asphalt Facility General Permit (MSR70) on March 2, 2015. This permit authorizes the discharge of storm water run-off into waters of the State and the construction and operation of air emissions equipment from Hot Mix Asphalt facilities in accordance with the provisions of the Mississippi Air and Water Pollution Control Law. This reissuance will allow the continued operation of Hot Mix Asphalt facilities for an additional five-year period. 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. The Re-Coverage Form can be found HERE. The Multimedia Hot Mix Asphalt Facility General Permit can be accessed HERE. Affected Hot Mix Asphalt facilities seeking initial coverage may do so by submitting the appropriate documents found in the Hot Mix Asphalt General Permit Forms Package.

The Permit Board on Environmental Quality reissued the statewide Multimedia Ready-Mix Concrete Facility General Permit (MSG11) on April 1, 2014. This permit authorizes the discharge of process wastewater and storm water run-off into waters of the State and the construction and operation of air emissions equipment from Ready-Mix concrete facilities in accordance with the provisions of the Mississippi Air and Water Pollution Control Law. This reissuance will allow the continued operation of Ready-Mix Concrete facilities for an additional five-year period. 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. The Ready-Mix Concrete General Permit can be accessed HERE. Affected Ready-Mix Concrete facilities seeking initial coverage may do so by submitting the appropriate documents found in the Ready-Mix Concrete General Permit Forms Package




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Types of General Permits and Notice of Intent Forms

Storm Water General Permits
(no other media included)

Baseline (Industrial) Storm Water

The Baseline General Permit was reissued on November 17, 2015. Active coverage recipients were sent a Letter of Instruction package, which outlined options/instructions for continuing or terminating coverage, summarized changes incorporated in this renewal and transmitted copies of the Re-Coverage and Termination Forms. Recipients have 45-days from the date of the instruction letter to respond. Facilities with an active coverage that did not receive an instruction letter should contact their MDEQ permitting representative. If you do not know your permitting representative, you can click here and enter the nine digit coverage number (MSR00_ _ _ _) listed on your coverage certificate in the Permit Number query box, then click on the "Search " button. Click on the :AI ID" number corresponding to your facility in the table displayed under "Results:." The name and phone number of your permitting representative will be listed in the table entitled "Office of Pollution Control Contacts."

Construction Storm Water
(Contact Michael Griffith 601-961-5559)
Large Construction (5 acres and greater)
The process to reissue Mississippi’s Large Construction Storm Water General Permit (MSR10) is currently underway. Even though the current General Permit has an expiration date of December 31, 2015, your current coverage will remain in effect until the General Permit is reissued. When the General Permit is reissued, MDEQ will mail recoverage notifications and instructions to everyone that holds an active coverage. Please DO NOT submit recoverage forms at this time.
Small Construction (1 to less than 5 acres)
MS4 (Municipal) Phase II Storm Water
(Contact Bradley Crain 601-961-5177)
Multimedia and Multipurpose General Permits
(storm water, process water, air emissions, etc.)

Hot Mix Asphalt
Hydrostatic Test

Mining

Ready-Mix Concrete
Wet Deck Log Spray
(Contact Scott Hodges 601-961-5672)
Agricultural General Permits
(Contact Tracy Tomkins 601-961-5622)

Pesticide
Pesticide General Permit

Dry Litter Poultry Animal Feeding Operation (AFO)
Multimedia Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO)
Solid Waste General Permits
New facilities seeking Storm Water Coverage should contact the Solid Waste Branch

Land Disposal
New facilities seeking Storm Water Coverage should contact the Solid Waste Branch

Municipal Solid Waste Transfer Station
Rubbish

Class I
Class II
Solid Waste Management Storm Water
  • General Permit (Under Construction)
  • Notice of Intent (NOI) Form (Under Construction)
  • Re-Coverage Form

Vegative Debris and Untreated Wood Waste Composting
Process Water General Permits
New facilities seeking Storm Water Coverage should contact the Service Branch

Underground Storage Tank Remediation
City of Jackson

Other Forms
Request for Transfer of Permit, General Permit Coverage and/or Name Change


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    Physical Address

      PO Box 2261
      Jackson, MS 39225