DATA ADMINISTRATION

The Data Administration Branch is responsible for the administration and maintenance of Mississippi's data in several Federal Environmental Data Management Systems. An overview of these data management systems is provided below with MDEQ contacts and links to Federal web sites for this data.


Hazardous Waste Reporting
Mississippi requires Small Quantity Generators (SQG's) and Large Quantity Generators (LQG's) to report annually. Data for the previous year's hazardous waste activities is reported by facilities to the State and the State sends the flat files to EPA on a biennial basis. Facilities can submit these reports to the State electronically. If you report electronically you are still required to print the Declaration of Electronic Filing of the Annual Hazardous Waste Report Page and sign and send to the State. A link to the web site for electronic filing of your Hazardous Waste Report is provided below. Also, a link is provided for NAICS codes.
Please note, the State does require all Transporters, Small Quantity Generators (SQG's), Large Quantity Generators (LQG's) and TSD facilities to submit a report to the State on an annual basis.
National Database Administration
Overview of EPA's National Databases administered by ECED with links to ECED contact staff for Mississippi's data.
EPA's Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO)
EPA announces ECHO (Enforcement and Compliance History Online), a new public access tool for compliance and enforcement information for all major facilities regulated under the Clean Water Act (CWA) , the Clean Air Act (CAA), and/or the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The data provides a snapshot of a facility's environmental track record for the past two years. The data indicates a facility's record of compliance with multimedia environmental regulations by showing the dates and types of inspections, violations, and enforcement actions for a two-year period. ECHO is presently in "pilot"status to allow the regulated community to flag possible data errors and to allow the general public to provide feedback on the design of the site.

The state has conducted a comprehensive data quality review to ensure the correctness and completeness of the data contained in ECHO as it relates to Major facilities. Should data errors be found in the Echo reports, the user may submit corrections online by clicking the 'Report Error' button. Online data error requests will be routed to the State's data steward for review and, if needed, correction. The user will receive an e-mail from the State concerning the final determination of each request. You may address questions to MDEQ ECHO Data Steward.