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New Mexico
Environment Department

Environmental Justice In New Mexico

What is Environmental Justice?

Environmental Justice at the New Mexico Environment Department is the fair treatment and meaningful opportunities for involvement of all New Mexicans regarding the development and enforcement of environmental laws and regulations.

Environmental Justice in New Mexico

The State of New Mexico is committed to affording all New Mexicans, including people of color and low-income communities, fair treatment and meaningful opportunities for involvement in the development, implementation and enforcement of environmental laws and regulations regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, gender, disability, religious or political affiliation, income or educational level.

Environmental Justice at the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) began in January 2004 with the creation of a public participation process to ascertain the extent and nature of unique and differing Environmental Justice issues and concerns in NMED’s five state-wide districts. The listening sessions culminated in the Report on Environmental Justice in New Mexico.

The result of listening sessions was the New Mexico Environmental Justice Executive Order 2205-056 signed by Governor Bill Richardson on November 18, 2005, the creation of the New Mexico Environmental Justice Task Force, extensive community outreach, increased notice and participation in permitting activities and public hearings, and The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2008 EJ National Achievement Award.

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Public Input and Reporting Environmental Concern

The New Mexico Environment Department seeks public input and comment on environmental concerns in your community. Topics may include Permitting and Public Participation, Enforcement and Supplemental Environmental Projects, New Mexico-Mexico Border Issues, Land Grants, Uranium Mining, Sacred and Religious Sites, Pesticides and Farm Workers, or Water/Wastewater Treatment Infrastructure.

Reporting Environmental Concerns HERE

Please provide as much information as possible. The more information you provide, the better we can work to address your concern or problem. You can report your concern anonymously, but it may be more difficult to adequately investigate your concern or comment.

Reporting Non-Employee Complaints Alleging Discrimination
Under 40 C.F.R Parts 5 and 7

NMED does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age or sex in the administration of its programs or activities, as required by applicable laws and regulations. NMED is responsible for coordination of compliance efforts and receipt of inquiries concerning non-discrimination requirements implemented by 40 C.F.R. Part 7, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and Section 13 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972. If you have any questions about this notice or any of NMED’s non- discrimination programs, policies or procedures, you may contact:

Kristine Pintado, Non-Discrimination Coordinator

New Mexico Environment Department

1190 St. Francis Dr., Suite N4050

P.O. Box 5469

Santa Fe, NM 87502

(505) 827-2855

nd.coordinator@state.nm.us

If you believe that you have been discriminated against with respect to a NMED program or activity, you may contact the Non-Discrimination Coordinator identified above.

El Departamento del Medio Ambiente de Nuevo México (NMED, por su sigla en inglés) no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, discapacidad, edad o sexo en la administración de sus programas o actividades, según lo exigido por las leyes y los reglamentos correspondientes. El NMED es responsable de la coordinación de esfuerzos para el cumplimiento de las reglas y la recepción de indagaciones relativas a los requisitos de no discriminación implementados por 40 C.F.R. Parte 7, que incluye el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, como fuera enmendado; la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973; la Ley de Discriminación por Edad de 1975; el Título IX de las Enmiendas de Educación de 1972; y la Sección 13 de las Enmiendas a la Ley Federal de Control de la Contaminación del Agua de 1972. Si tiene preguntas sobre este aviso o sobre cualquier programa de no discriminación, norma o procedimiento de NMED, puede comunicarse con la Coordinadora de No Discriminación:

Kristine Pintado, Non-Discrimination Coordinator

New Mexico Environment Department

1190 St. Francis Dr., Suite N4050

P.O. Box 5469

Santa Fe, NM 87502

(505) 827-2855

nd.coordinator@state.nm.us

Si piensa que ha sido discriminado con respecto a un programa o actividad de NMED, puede comunicarse con la Coordinadora de No Discriminación antes indicada o visitar nuestro sitio web en https://www.env.nm.gov/NMED/EJ/index.html para saber cómo y dónde presentar una queja por discriminación.

 

Environmental Justice Links*


The Federal Highway Administration - Federal Transit Administration

The U.S. Department of Interior

* These links are provided as a public service and for informational purposes only. It does not in any way imply endorsement by NMED

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