2010 Mississippi Code
TITLE 49 - CONSERVATION AND ECOLOGY
Chapter 31 - Mississippi Multimedia Pollution Prevention Act.
49-31-11 - Mississippi Multimedia Pollution Prevention Program; purposes; rules and regulations; coordination and promotion of alternatives to waste disposal.

§ 49-31-11. Mississippi Multimedia Pollution Prevention Program; purposes; rules and regulations; coordination and promotion of alternatives to waste disposal.
 

(1)  There is hereby created in the Department of Environmental Quality, the Mississippi Multimedia Pollution Prevention Program, herein referred to as "program," for the following purposes: 

(a) To compile, organize and make available for distribution information on pollution prevention and recycling technologies and procedures; 

(b) To sponsor and conduct conferences and workshops on pollution prevention and recycling; 

(c) To facilitate and promote the transfer of pollution prevention and recycling technologies and procedures among business, industry, academic institutions and governmental entities; 

(d) To provide funds, as may be appropriated or otherwise made available therefor, to business, industry, academic institutions, private organizations and governmental entities: 

(i) To conduct demonstration s or pilot programs utilizing innovative pollution prevention and recycling technologies and procedures; 

(ii) To defray costs of basic and applied research on pollution prevention and recycling; and 

(iii) To subsidize costs of conducting pollution prevention potential analyses and studies, and developing, purchasing and implementing pollution prevention and recycling technologies and procedures or for other related purposes; 

(e) To develop the necessary programs, information and materials: 

(i) To collect data to assist in establishing program priorities and evaluation of the progress of pollution prevention and recycling; 

(ii) To train business, industry, academic institutions and governmental entities to promote and provide information about pollution prevention and recycling practices and their applicability; 

(iii) To establish and implement waste exchange programs; 

(iv) To prioritize current state grant funding assistance for local government recycling; 

(v) To provide technical assistance programs specific to the development of businesses that recycle; 

(vi) To produce a report that shall be available to the public with information on the amount of unrecycled products within the state; 

(f) To increase public education and public awareness of waste management issues; 

(g) To provide pollution prevention and recycling technical assistance to industries, businesses and local governments; and 

(h) To participate in state, federal and industrial networks of individuals and groups actively involved in pollution prevention and recycling activities and promotion. 

(2)  The Commission on Environmental Quality may adopt, modify, repeal and promulgate, after due notice and hearing, and where not otherwise prohibited by federal or state law, to make exceptions to and grant exemptions and variances from, and to enforce rules and regulations implementing or effectuating the powers and duties of the commission under this chapter. 

(3)  The Commission on Environmental Quality shall coordinate recycling activities among municipalities and local governing authorities and promote pollution prevention, recycling, reuse of wastes, in lieu of treatment and disposal of such wastes. 
 

Sources: Laws,  1990, ch. 507, § 6; Laws, 1994, ch. 637 § 6; Laws, 2006, ch. 587, § 6, eff from and after July 1, 2006.
 

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