Timber and Wood Products Branch

The Timber and Wood Products Branch handles facilities that generally fall within the SIC Codes of 24, 25, and 26. These include but are not limited to those facilities engaged in the following manufacturing operations: pulp and paper mills, sawmills, plywood and particleboard plants, veneer, wood pallets, furniture plants, wood preserving (except RCRA sites), paperboard mills, corrugated and solid fiber box, wet decks, and miscellaneous paper products.


The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality Permit Board reissued the Statewide Wet Deck Log Spray with Recirculation General Permit (MSG17) on May 10, 2011. The permit is reissued for a five-year period that will end on April 30, 2016. This general permit covers the State of Mississippi and authorizes discharges to waters of the State associated with wet deck log spray recirculation systems and other de minimus wastewaters from wet deck log spray recirculation ponds and storm water runoff from construction activities of one acre or more associated with the construction of wet deck log spray recirculation systems. 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 that will be mailed to active coverage holders. All active coverage recipients should receive a Re-coverage Package containing the General Permit, Letter of Instruction, a Re-coverage Form, and Re-coverage Form Addendum. If you have not received a package by June 1, 2011, you should contact Scott Hodges at 601/961-5672 or Rajeev Gupta at 601/961-5623. The General Permit, the Notice of Intent, the Re-coverage Form, and the Re-coverage Form Addendum may also be found below.

The Wet Deck Log Spray with Recirculation Notice of Intent (WDLS NOI) form is used to apply for coverage under the statewide general permit. The WDLS NOI form is found on this webpage under the “Commonly Used Applications” section. A facility must submit the WDLS NOI along with all required submittals and receive coverage prior to initiating any regulated activities.

If you have any questions concerning the General Permit, the Notice of Intent, or the permitting process for obtaining coverage please contact Scott Hodges, Chief of the Timber and Wood Products Permitting Branch at (601) 961-5672 or by email.

Commonly Used Applications and General PermitsOther Technical Guidance

Wet Deck Log Spray GP
Wet Deck Log Spray NOI
Recoverage Form Addendum 1
Recoverage NOI
Buffer Zone Waver Form

Contact Information

For more information contact the staff of the Timber and Wood Products Branch of EPD.

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 2261
Jackson, MS 39225

Physical Address
515 East Amite Street
Jackson, MS 39201
Link to Map

AP-42 Emission Factors
Technical Support Document for Water Quality-based Toxics Control (TSD)
U.S. EPA NPDES Permit Writer's Manual
Planning & Design Manual for the Control of Erosion
Sediment and Stormwater
"Profile of the Lumber and Wood Products Industry" (EPA 310-R-95-006)