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

New Mexico
Environment Department

About NMED

NMED_mission

The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) is the environmental agency for the State of New Mexico. We have over 550 employees throughout our main offices in Santa Fe and 22 district offices state-wide.

 

 

Reports and Plans

OUR RESPONSIBILITIES ARE TO:

INFORM citizens and businesses on environmental protection and health and safety requirements.

MONITOR air and water quality and assess land to assure state and federal standards are met.

ISSUE PERMITS to facilities and businesses to ensure operations meet established environmental and health standards.

INSPECT work sites and industrial facilities to ensure they meet environmental laws and protect public and employee health and safety.

ASSIST facilities with compliance requirements of environmental laws and regulations through outreach and technical assistance.

RESOLVE environmental issues that have or could have a direct impact on the health of our state’s residents.

WE ARE COMMITTED TO:

  • Providing clear articulation of our goals, standards, and expectations in a professional manner so that employees and the public may make informed decisions and be actively involved in setting priorities.
  • Promoting environmental awareness through the practice of open and direct communication and sound decision-making by carrying out the mandates and initiatives of the department in a fair and consistent manner.

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

The department is organized into the the Secretary’s and General Counsel’s offices, Divisions, Bureaus, Programs, field offices, boards, councils, and commissions.

District Map

Contact Sheet

NMED Offices, Divisions, & Programs

NMED Org Chart

NMED Org Chart


Office of the Secretary

Office of General Counsel &
Environmental Policy

  • General Counsel
  • Attorneys & Paralegals
  • Policy Analyst

Administrative Services Division

  • Human Resources Bureau
  • Financial Services Bureau

Office of Information Technology

Resource Protection Division


Water Protection Division

Environmental Protection Division

Boards, Councils, & Commissions

DEPARTMENT HISTORY

The New Mexico Environment Department was created by the 40th state Legislature in 1991 under the “Department of Environment Act” (Chapter 25). As a regulatory agency, NMED enforces various state regulations and federal laws relating to protection of the environment, resources, and public health and safety.

 

NMED Leadership

NMED Cabinet Secretary
Butch Tongate

Butch Tongate

(505) 827-2855

Biography (PDF)

 


Deputy Secretary

J.C. Borrego

(505) 383-2056


General Counsel

Jennifer Hower

(505) 222-9550


Communications Director

Allison Scott Majure

(505) 827-0314


Administrative Services Division
Director

Marlene Cordova (acting)

(505) 476-3723


Environmental Protection Division
Interim Director

Richard Goodyear

(505) 476-4305


Resource Protection Division
Director

J.C. Borrego (acting)

(505) 383-2056


Office of Information Technology
Chief Information Officer

Mary Montoya

(505) 476-3090


Water Protection Division
Director

Bruce Yurdin

(505) 827-1758


Aspens North of Santa Fe

 

Harold L. Runnels Building // 1190 St. Francis Drive, Suite N4050 // Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505 // tel (800) 219-6157, (505) 827-2855

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