*We are pleased to announce that effective immediately, the Environmental Permits Division (EPD) of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) will accept and encourages the submission of Plans and Specifications in an electronic file formats such as PDF, TIFF on CD or DVD. In accordance with State regulation WPC- WPC-1.1.VI.B., EPD receives, reviews and approves plans and specifications for all proposed municipal and domestic sewage collections prior to beginning construction of proposed system. In the past, engineering firms have sent us full scale blueprint sets for these projects; this is no longer required in hardcopy format. At this time, the required information sheet should still be submitted via paper and a signed and stamped cover letter should be included with any electronic files indicating that the plans and specifications submitted electronically were developed by a professional engineer who holds a valid certificate of registration as a professional engineer issued by the Mississippi State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.
* Beginning January 2, 2011, Greenhouse Gases became a regulated pollutant and thus became subject to the air pollution permitting programs. Facilities subject to air permitting will be required to report their GHGs on the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Summary Form. This form must be submitted with any application for a permit to construct a new stationary source and for all applications for a permit to operate, including initial issuance, renewal, or modification applications for Title V operating permits, synthetic minor operating permits, and significant minor operating permits. MDEQ may request this information with other applications as deemed appropriate. Additional information on GHG’s can be found here.
* On January 28, 2010, the Commission on Environmental Quality adopted the antidegradation implementation methodology. This methodology presents the process needed for permit applicants to fulfill the antidegradation requirements within MDEQ's regulations. The directions and forms for assistance are included in the methodology. For more information please contact Jon Huey at 601-961-5113 or via email Jon_Huey@deq.state.ms.us
MDEQ has added a link to a form entitled "Coastal County Utility Authority Environmental Clearance Form to the Office of Pollution Control" under commonly used 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.