Boards, Commissions, Councils & Committees
NMED is associated with a number of boards, commissions, and committees that serve in a regulatory role or as technical advisors.
(also check with specific bureaus for more notices and events)
The Board adopts nearly all regulations administered by NMED with the exception of regulations relating to ground water and surface water, which are adopted by the Water Quality Control Commission, below. The Board also hears appeals of air quality permits issued by NMED.
The EIB is responsible for the promulgation of rules and standards in:
Generally, the Commission adopts all regulations and standards administered by NMED relating to ground water or surface water, and hears appeals from the Department’s water-related permitting and enforcement actions.
The commission is the state water pollution control agency for this state for all purposes of the:
The basic authority for water quality management in New Mexico is provided through the State Water Quality Act
Duties and powers of the commission include:
The OHSRC is a three-member “labor and industrial commission.” The commission chairman is designated by the governor and the OHSRC meets only at the call of the chairman.
Citations and penalties issued to employers by NMED OSHA Bureau may be appealed to the Commission.
Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council (ITRC)
Various NMED staff participate on the ITRC and the New Mexico council contact resides within the NMED Ground Water Quality Bureau’s Remediation Oversight Section. ITRC is a public-private coalition working to reduce barriers to the use of innovative environmental technologies that reduce compliance costs and maximize cleanup efficacy. ITRC website
The duty of the Council is to advise NMED on medical imaging and radiation therapy. The council is administratively attached to NMED and the Radiation Control Bureau.
The duty of the Council to advise NMED and the Environmental Improvement Board on technical matters relating to radiation. The council is administratively attached to NMED and the Radiation Control Bureau.
The STC is an advisory committee operating under the Ground Water Protection Act and has seven members appointed by the governor.
Meetings every other month serve as a public forum on a variety of issues related to the state’s program for managing underground and above ground storage tanks.
The WTAC consists of five members appointed by the NMED Secretary and is concerned with: