New Mexico
Environment Department

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Jun 16, 2021

Environment Department reviewing Stage 1 Abatement Plan to investigate contamination at Española dry cleaner

El Departamento de Medio Ambiente revisa la Etapa 1 del Plan de Reducción para investigar la contaminación en la tintorería de Española

Jun 11, 2021

Environment Department, O’Reilly Auto Parts reach settlement over alleged workplace safety violations related to COVID-19

Jun 10, 2021

Climate Change Task Force seeks public input through new online survey

El Grupo de Trabajo sobre Cambio Climático solicita la participación del público

 

Jun 09, 2021

Environment Department Cabinet Secretary urges federal action on PFAS during Senate committee testimony

El Secretario de Gabinete del Departamento de Medio Ambiente insta a tomar medidas federales en relación con los PFAS durante su testimonio ante el comité del Senado

Jun 04, 2021

Environment Department takes initial steps toward clean-up of PFAS plumes in eastern New Mexico

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June 7, 2021

NMED letter of support for Petitions to Transition or Prohibit Specific Hydrofluorocarbons as Permitted under the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act

May 26, 2021

NMED letter to U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the United Nuclear Corporation Church Rock Project

May 19, 2021

Letter to President Biden from Govs. Brown, Inslee, Lamont, Lujan Grisham, Newsom requesting reversal of adverse decisions by the Army Corps of Engineers

May 10, 2021

NMED comments to U.S. EPA on Proposed Unregulated Monitoring Contaminant Rule

April 11, 2021

NMED comments to U.S. EPA on Lead and Copper Rule Revisions

April 9, 2021

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

March 10, 2021

NMED comments to the National Remedy Review Board on EPA’s Proposed Plan for Homestake Mining Company Superfund Site, CERCLA # NMD007860935

Feb. 22, 2021

NMED letter to Acting EPA Administrator Jane Nishida on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers decision to decline NM Water Quality Certification

NMED letter to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on adverse decision to decline New Mexico Water Quality Certification

Jan. 4, 2021

NMED statement given at Jan. 4, 2021 hearing of the Oil Conservation Commission: Case 21528

Dec. 2, 2020

NMED, Indian Affairs Department request to U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission for extended comment period on draft Environmental Impact Statement for amendments to the United Nuclear Corporation (UNC) Church Rock Uranium Mill

Nov. 16, 2020

NMED comments to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on proposed 2020 Clean Water Act Section 404 Nationwide Permits

Nov. 3, 2020

NMED comments to U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Interim Storage Partners LLC’s application for Consolidated Interim Storage Facility for Spent Nuclear Fuel in Andrews, Texas

Oct. 22, 2020

NMED comments to DOE Savannah River Operations Office, Savannah River Site Citizens Advisory Board

Oct. 1, 2020

Notification of invoking dispute resolution on proposed Appendix B for Fiscal Year 2021, Los Alamos National Laboratory Compliance Order on Consent

Sept. 25, 2020

NMED comments to Bureau of Land Management on the February 2020 Farmington Mancos-Gallup Draft Resource Management Plan Amendment and Environmental Impact Statement

Sept. 22, 2020

NMED comments to U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on March 2020 draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Holtec International license application for a Consolidated Interim Storage Facility

Sept. 16, 2020

Testimony at hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on The Navigable Waters Protection Rule under the Clean Water Act

Sept. 10, 2020

NMED comments to NNSA on Notice of Intent to Prepare a Site-Wide Environmental Impact Statement for Continued Operation of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Aug. 21, 2020

NMED comments to U.S. EPA on Proposed Plan and Final Focused Feasibility Study for the Bonita Peak Repository

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

Aug. 6, 2019

U.S. EPA response to New Mexico letters regarding EPA response to request for litigation assistance

Aug. 2, 2019

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on EPA response to PFAS contamination in New Mexico

NMED letter to U.S. EPA Region 6 Acting Regional Administrator on EPA response to request for PFAS litigation assistance in New Mexico 

July 19, 2019

U.S. EPA response to NMED request for PFAS litigation assistance 

July 2, 2019

NMED Cabinet Secretary letter to U.S. EPA requesting PFAS litigation assistance

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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