New Mexico
Environment Department

Contact Information:
(505) 827-2855 MAIN // 1-800-219-6157 (toll free)
Environmental Emergencies:
505-827-9329 (24 hrs)

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Aug 13, 2020

Lujan Grisham administration condemns federal rollbacks of methane regulations

Aug 10, 2020

Environment Department reviewing abatement plan to investigate groundwater contamination at Artesia dairy

Aug 07, 2020

Environment Department’s Shelly Lemon to represent region on board of national Association of Clean Water Administrators

Aug 06, 2020

NMED and EMNRD announce extension to public input period on draft emissions and waste rules

Aug 05, 2020

Environment Department files emergency amendment to require employers to disclose positive COVID-19 cases to state

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July 20, 2020

NMED comments to U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Proposed Interpretive Rule for Transfer of Very Low-Level Waste to Exempt Persons

June 11, 2020

NMED, EMNRD letter to U.S. EPA regarding addition of abandoned uranium mines to Emphasis List of Superfund Sites

June 9, 2020

NMED comments to U.S. EPA on Preliminary Regulatory Determinations for Contaminants on the Fourth Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List

June 8, 2020

NMED comments to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation on April 2020 Central Arizona Project draft Environmental Impact Statement

May 18, 2020

Comments to National Nuclear Security Administration on April 2020 Savannah River Site draft Environmental Impact Statement for plutonium pit production

May 9, 2020

Comments to National Nuclear Security Administration on March 2020 draft supplemental analysis of the 2008 Sitewide Environmental Impact Statement Supplemental Analysis for expanded pit production at Los Alamos National Labs 

Feb. 25, 2020

Recommendations to U.S. EPA on Border 2020 program development

Feb. 11, 2020

Comments to U.S. EPA on proposed revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule

Feb. 3, 2020

Comments to U.S. EPA on proposed addition of certain PFAS to the Toxic Release Inventory

Dec. 16, 2019

Comments to U.S. EPA on draft Water Reuse Action Plan

Dec. 16, 2019

Comments to U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on draft Environmental Impact Statement for proposed Holtec Consolidated Interim Storage Facility

Oct. 18, 2019

Comments to U.S. EPA to replace existing water quality certification regulations 

Oct. 17, 2019

Testimony to U.S. EPA on proposed methane emissions

April 15, 2019

Comments to U.S. EPA on proposed “Waters of the U.S.” rule

Feb. 14, 2019

NMED Cabinet Secretary letter to National Nuclear Security Administration regarding Cooperating Agency status on Holtec Consolidated Interim Storage Facility

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Non-Employee Discrimination Complaints

NMED does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age or sex in the administration of its programs or activities. To learn more, or file a complaint, go to The Non-Employee Discrimination Complaint Page.


Quejas por Discriminación de No Empleados

NMED no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, discapacidad, edad o sexo en la administración de sus programas o actividades. Para obtener más información o para presentar una queja, visite: The Non-Employee Discrimination Complaint Page.


EPA and NMED Informal Resolution Agreement No. 09R-02-R6: Public Participation, Limited English Proficiency, and Non-Employee Disability Policies 

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