The Mississippi Small Enterprise Development Finance Program (SED) enables the Mississippi Business Finance Corporation (MBFC) to make loans to qualified private companies that will increase employment and investment in the State. The State of Mississippi issues general obligation bonds as the source of funding under the SED Program. The bonds are issued on a composite basis. The costs of issuance are prorated to each company participating in the issue; allowing companies to obtain tax exempt financing that would otherwise be unavailable due to prohibitive costs.
The Small Business Stationary Source Technical and Environmental Compliance Assistance Program establishes the Small Business Compliance Advisory Panel as a reference for small business which need to comply with the Federal Clean Air Act.
Singing River Electric Power Association provides rebates on energy efficiency measures in new homes and heat pumps that meet [http://www.comfortadvantage.com/Comfort%20Advantage%20brochure.pdf Comfort Advantage] weatherization standards. To qualify for this rebate the home must have:
* Attic insulation of at least R-38 or encapsulated foam attic insulation of R-20 or greater
* Wall insulation of R-13 or higher
The Rules and Regulations Governing Leasing for Production or Extraction of Oil, Gas and Other Minerals From Onshore State-Owned Lands is applicable to the natural gas sector. This law delegates the power to lease, for mineral extraction, state owned lands to the Mississippi Major Economic Impact Authority. This law gives the MMEIA the power to place state-owned lands leases up for public bid, and typically will award the land to the highest bidder, or to negotiate noncompetitive lease agreements.
The Rules and Regulations Governing Geophysical, seismic or Other Type Exploration on State-Owned Lands Other than State-Owned Marine Waters is applicable to the Natural Gas Sector and the Coal with CCS Sector. This law is implemented under the jurisdiction of the Mississippi Major Economic Impact Authority (MMEIA). This law requires that any person or company must receive a permit from the MMEIA before beginning their exploration. It also requires that any geophysical exploration on lands that are under special protection must be permitted by the agency governing the proposed lands.
This entry lists the states with Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) policies that accept generation located in Mississippi as eligible sources towards their RPS targets or goals. For specific information with regard to eligible technologies or other restrictions which may vary by state, see the RPS policy entries for the individual states, shown below in the Authority listings. Typically energy must be delivered to an in-state utility or Load Serving Entity, and often only a portion of compliance targets may be met by out-of-state generation.
The Senate Bill 2793 authorizes the Public Service Commission (PSC) to utilize an alternative cost recovery for certain base load generation. The PSC is authorized to include in an electric utility's rates certain pre-construction, construction work in progress, operating and other costs incurred in connection with certain new base load generating facilities. This legislation promotes the expansion of electric generation through a diversity of fuel sources, including nuclear, coal with CCS and other reliable fuel sources (natural gas, biofuels).
The Property Tax Fee-In-Lieu allows for new or expansion projects in the state that have a private capital investment in excess of $100,000,000, a negotiated fee can be set that is paid in place of the standard property tax levy. This incentive is provided to encourage development with local communities and must be agreed to by the local board of supervisors and municipal authorities prior to being awarded. This negotiated fee may be awarded for up to 10 years, but cannot be less than one third of the property tax levy, including the property taxes assessed for school districts.
The Permit Board will issue two types of air pollution control permits, a permit to construct air emissions equipment and a State Permit to Operate such equipment. A State Permit to Operate is required for all emitting sources applicable to energy production. All applications must be submitted on the form supplied by the Permit Board.
Pearl River Valley Electric Power Association provides incentives through its Comfort Advantage Program to encourage energy efficiency within the residential sector. Rebates are available for heat pumps and electric water heaters in both new and existing homes. However, higher rebates are offered if a home meets the standards of a Comfort Advantage Home. Such homes must be new and feature:
* Flat ceiling insulation of R-30 or higher
* Wall insulation of R-18 or higher
* Floor insulation of R-19 or greater
* Dual-pane windows