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Comments and Testimony

June 17, 2024

NMED Comments on Revisions to Standards for the Open Burning/Open Detonation of Waste Explosives

May 23, 2024

Response Letter to Representative Gabe Vasquez Regarding Camino Real Regional Utility Authority

May 21, 2024

NMED Comments on POTW Influent PFAS Data Collection

May 16, 2024

NMED Comments on Interstate Transport Provision

May 8, 2024

NMED Letter to the U.S. Department of Defense regarding virtual meeting on PFAS investigation

April 24, 2024

Letter from Representative Gabe Vasquez Regarding Camino Real Regional Utility Authority

April 22, 2024

U.S. Climate Alliance Requests EPA Approval of California’s In-Use Locomotive Regulation Authorization

April 17, 2024

Responses to Questions for the Record from the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee

April 8, 2024

NMED Comments EPA Listing of Specific PFAS as Hazardous Constituents

April 5, 2024

NMED Comments on Operations and Training Support Facilities and Activities at White Sands Missile Range

April 5, 2024

NMED Comments on Regional Groundwater Monitoring Well SIMR-3 and Access Road Improvements Draft Floodplain Assessment

April 1, 2024

NMED Comments on Kirtland Conventional High Explosive SimulaTed Nuclear Test Site and Joint Use Area

March 29, 2024

NMED Comments on Dense Plasma Focus Simulator at White Sands Missile Range

March 27, 2024

NMED Information Request to Camino Real Regional Utility Authority

March 26, 2024

NMED Comments on EPA’s Definition of Hazardous Waste Applicable to Corrective Action for Releases from Solid Waste Management Units

March 20, 2024

Testimony of NMED Cabinet Secretary to the United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works regarding a hearing on Examining PFAS as Hazardous Substances

March 18, 2024

NMED Comments on Request for Information for Commercial Clean Energy Projects at Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

March 15, 2024

Response Letter from the New Mexico Department of Justice Regarding Camino Real Regional Utility Authority

March 14, 2024

NMED Comments on Peloncillo FireScape Project

March 14, 2024

Letter to State Auditor and Attorney General Regarding Camino Real Regional Utility Authority

March 8, 2024

LANL Environmental Assessment for Chromium Interim Measures and Final Remedy

March, 6 2024

NMED Comments on Cannon Air Force Wastewater and Stormwater Infrastructure Improvement

March 6, 2024

Clean Water Act Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Meat and Poultry Products Point Source Category

February 27, 2024

NMED Comments Revised Designation of Certain Stormwater Discharges in New Mexico Under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System of the Clean Water Act

February 26, 2024

NMED and EMNRD Comments on Hydrogen Tax Credits Proposed Rule

February 23, 2024

U.S. Climate Alliance Comments on EPA’s Proposed California Advanced Clean Cars Regulations

February 22, 2024

NMED Comments on EPA’s Proposed California Advanced Clean Cars Regulations

February 21, 2024

Rangeland Grasshopper and Mormon Cricket Suppression Program

February 20, 2024

Letter to Secretary Kenney from EM-1 William I. White regarding EMLA Field Office Manager position

February 12, 2024

Federal Loan Guarantee to Maxeon Golden Eagle Project

February 12, 2024

El Porvenir Bridge Replacement and Beaver Creek Restoration

February 7, 2024

NMED Letter to Curry County Manager Lancy Pyle Regarding Installation and Operation of PFAS Monitoring Wells

February 2, 2024

NMED recommendations to House Bill 2

January 29, 2024

NMED Comments on EPA’s Proposed Lead and Copper Rule Improvements

January 22, 2024

NMED FY25 Budget Factsheet Presented to the Senate Finance Committee

FY25 NMED Budget Detail on AP for Finance Committees

January 17, 2024

Letter to President Joseph R. Biden Regarding Proposed Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for Heavy-Duty Vehicles

January 12, 2024

NMED FY25 Budget Factsheet Presented to the House Appropriations & Finance Committee

January 5, 2024

NMED Comments on LANL Tech Areas 8 and 22 Nat Gas Line Replacement Floodplain Assessment

December 18, 2023

Letter to Tribal Nations related to the New Mexico Environment Department new online dashboard of Formerly Operating Uranium Mine and Mill Sites

December 12, 2023

NMED FY25 Budget Factsheet Presented to the Legislative Finance Committee

December 1, 2023

NMED Annual Report to the Radioactive and Hazardous Materials Committee on Uranium Mine and Mill Site Reclamation & Presentation Slides

NMED Presentation to the Radioactive and Hazardous Materials Committee on the San Juan Generating Station Cleanup

NMED Presentation to the Radioactive and Hazardous Materials Committee on Abandoned Contaminated Sites, Including Dry Cleaners

November 22, 2023

Environmental Council of States Letter to the White House Office of Management & Budget Urging Nuclear Cleanup Funding

November 17, 2023

NMED Comments on EPA’s Proposed Air Emissions Reporting Requirements

NMED FY25 Budget Fact Sheet Presented to the Legislative Finance Committee

November 6, 2023

NMED FY25 Budget Fact Sheet Presented to the Water and Natural Resources Committee

NMED Presentation to the Water and Natural Resources Committee on the Advanced Clean Cars and Trucks Rule

October 16, 2023

NMED Comments on EPA’s Proposed CAFE Standards

October 10, 2023

NMED Contractor Presentation to the Radioactive and Hazardous Materials Committee on Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substance Contamination, Rulemaking and Litigation

NMED Presentation to the Radioactive and Hazardous Materials Committee on Interim Storage of Nuclear Materials

NMED Presentation to the Radioactive and Hazardous Materials Committee on the Regulatory Path for Water Reuse/Augmentation

NMED Presentation to the Radioactive and Hazardous Materials Committee on the Kirtland Air Force Base Jet Fuel Cleanup

October 5, 2023

NMED Presentation to the Water and Natural Resources Committee on the Regulatory Path to Water Reuse

October 3, 2023

NMED Presentation to the Water and Natural Resources Committee on the 2023 Water Data Initiative (WDI) Plan

October 3, 2023

NMED Presentation to the Water and Natural Resources Committee on Corrective Action at the White Sands Test Facility

September 29, 2023

NMED Presentation to the Transportation and Infrastructure Revenue Subcommittee on the Clean Cars and Trucks Rule for New Mexico

September 15, 2023

NMED Presentation to the Radioactive and Hazardous Materials Committee on Policy Issues in Nuclear Medicine

NMED Presentation to the Radioactive and Hazardous Materials Committee on the White Sands Test Facility Cleanup and Restorative Measures

September 14, 2023

Bipartisan, multistate letter to Congress regarding the impact of Community Project Funding/Congressionally Directed Spending on the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds

September 6, 2023

New Mexico Environment Department letter to Michael Mikolanis and Arturo Duran regarding corrective action under DP-1835 associated with the chromium plume

NMED Presentation to the Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee on the Kirtland Air Force Base jet Fuel Cleanup

September 1, 2023

New Mexico Environment Department letter to the New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration outlining our Fiscal Year 2025 budget priorities and request

August 21, 2023

NMED Presentation to the Radioactive and Hazardous Materials Committee on the Regulatory Scheme for the Plutonium Pit Disposition Program

NMED Presentation to the Radioactive and Hazardous Materials Committee on the Los Alamos National Laboratory Chromium Plume Cleanup

NMED Response to Environment Department Leased Office Space Letter | Incoming Letter

August 9, 2023

NMED Presentation to the Water and Natural Resources Committee on the San Juan Generating Station

NMED Presentation to the Water and Natural Resources Committee on the River Stewardship Program

August 8, 2023

NMED Presentation to the water and Natural Resources Committee on Hydrogen in New Mexico

August 4, 2023

NMED Comments on EPA’s Proposed Power Plant Rule

August 1, 2023

U.S. Climate Alliance Supports Rapid Finalization of Strengthened Power Plant Rules

July 18, 2023

NMED Presentation to the Legislative Finance Committee on Long-Term Power Generation and Economic Development for San Juan County

July 12, 2023

Presentation to Economic Forum of Albuquerque: Fostering a Healthy and Prosperous New Mexico

July 11, 2023

NMED Presentation to the Water and Natural Resources Committee on City of Las Vegas Water Source Protection and Treatment and the Impacts of Wildfires, Flooding and Burn Scar Runoff on Watersheds

June 22, 2023

Notice of potential state regulatory impacts resulting from the U.S. Supreme Court Sackett v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decision

June 16, 2023

Letter to EPA Administrator Regan supporting Phase III Greenhouse Gas (GHG) standards

June 15, 2023

Overview of NMED Regulation to the Radioactive and Hazardous Materials Committee

June 15, 2023

U.S. Climate Alliance comment letter to the EPA on Vehicle Emissions Standards

June 6, 2023

NMED Comments on DOE’s Environmental Assessment of Interim Measure for Chromium Plume Control at LANL

May 30, 2023

NMED Comments on EPA’s Proposed PFAS National Primary Drinking Water Regulation

May 18, 2023

NNSA response letter to New Mexico Radioactive Waste Consultation Task Force

May 4, 2023

Letter to Secretary Granholm, Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy from Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming Senators supporting a regional hydrogen hub grant funding

April 25, 2023

Letter to Honorable Michelle Lujan Grisham from Christopher T. Hanson, Chair, NRC

April 12, 2023

Hydraulic fracturing chemicals and per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) response to Physicians for Social Responsibility Study

Letter and Report

April 7, 2023

IAD, NMED, EMNRD, & EDD joint letter to tribal leaders on State’s work on hydrogen development

March 21, 2023

New Mexico letter to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission related to spent nuclear fuel consolidated interim storage facilities

March 3, 2023

New Mexico Radioactive Waste Consultation Task Force letter to NNSA

February 13, 2023

NMED comments on the NNSA’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Surplus Plutonium Disposition

NMED comments on the U.S. EPA’s Oil and Natural Gas Sector Climate Review

February 1, 2023

NMED budget factsheet

January 30, 2023

NMED and EMNRD comments on the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation Rule

January 11, 2023

Clean Hydrogen New Mexico Fact Sheet

December 31, 2022

Secretary Granholm’s response to Governor Lujan Grisham’s November 16, 2022 letter to President Biden regarding Holtec International

December 16, 2022

NMED’s comments to the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board regarding Los Alamos National Laboratory legacy waste cleanup activities and nuclear safety

December 13, 2022

NMED’s FY24 Legislative Finance Committee Budget Factsheet

December 8, 2022

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s appointment of Dana Bahar to the Rocky Mountain Low-Level Radioactive Waste Board

November 29, 2022

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Richard Kidd’s response to Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham regarding PFAS

November 16, 2022

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham letter to President Biden regarding Holtec International

November 15, 2022

Western Interstate Hydrogen Hub releases U.S. DOE concept paper

November 14, 2022

NMED presentation to the Radioactive and Hazardous Materials Committee On Uranium Mining Legacy Cleanup

November 9, 2022

New Mexico comments to the U.S. DOE regarding the clean hydrogen production standard guidance

November 7, 2022

New Mexico comments to the U.S. EPA regarding the designation of PFOA and PFOS as hazardous substances under CERCLA

October 28, 2022

NMED FY24 budget factsheet for the Water and Natural Resources Committee

October 26, 2022

NMED presentation to the New Mexico Infrastructure Finance Conference on Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding for Utilities

October 17, 2022

NMED Comments on the NNSA’s Notice of Intent to Prepare a Site-Wide Environmental Impact Statement for Continued Operation of the Los Alamos National Laboratory

October 11, 2022

NMED presentations to the New Mexico Water Quality Control Commission:

September 29, 2022

NMED presentation to the Water and Natural Resources Committee

September 6, 2022

NMED presentation to the Radioactive & Hazardous Materials Committee

August 25, 2022

Secretary Kenney’s presentation to the New Mexico Water and Natural Resources Committee on Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) Contamination

August 8, 2022

NMED letter opposing the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Final Environmental Impact Statement’s recommendation to grant Holtec International’s license to store spent nuclear fuel

August 5, 2022

NMED presentations to Radioactive & Hazardous Materials Interim Committee:

August 4, 2022

New Mexico Environment Department comments on proposed Clean Water Act Section 401 Water Quality Certification Improvement Rule, Docket ID No. EPA– HQ–OW–2022–0128

July 19, 2022

Letter from Governor Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan and Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico to Deputy Assistant Secretary Richard Kidd and Under Secretary Bill LaPlante regarding PFAS

July 8, 2022

Joint Agency Letter to Legislative Finance Committee on Produced Water Act implementation by the Environment Department, Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department and Office of the State Engineer.

June 29, 2022

New Mexico Environment Department comments on U.S. EPA’s proposed program waiver for the 2021 Buy America, Build America Act for State Revolving Fund projects with submitted engineering plans and specifications

June 28, 2022

NMED’s Freedom of Information Act submission to Cannon Air Force Base for documents related to PFAS remediation contracts

Cannon Air Force Base response to NMED’s Freedom of Information Act request for documents related to PFAS remediation contracts

May 19, 2022

NMED presentation to Legislative Finance Committee

April 11, 2022

NMED letters of support for New Mexico State University pollution prevention program grants

April 8, 2022

Gov. Lujan Grisham’s Letter to DOE Secretary Granholm Regarding WIPP Citizen Petition

April 5, 2022

Letter to Councilman Tso of Navajo Nation from NMED and EMNRD/OCD in response to the alleged application of produced water by Kanalis/HPOC, LLC., in Eastern Navajo Agency

March 4, 2022

NMED Comments to DOE on Consent-Based Interim Storage Facilities

Feb. 7, 2022

NMED Comments on the Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. EPA proposed rule on the definition of “waters of the United States”

Jan. 31, 2022

NMED Comments on U.S. EPA’s Proposed Rules for Oil and Gas Sources

Jan. 21, 2022

Local Government Infrastructure Summit

Jan. 20, 2022

U.S. DOD response to NMED’s Nov 10, 2021 letter regarding PFAS hazardous waste clean-up

Jan. 14, 2022

Summit on City Infrastructure

Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Presentation to House Appropriations & Finance Committee

Letter of Intent to Apply for Enhanced Air Quality Monitoring for Communities Grant

Jan. 12, 2022

Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Presentation to Senate Finance Committee

Dec. 22, 2021

Letter to GAO regarding DOE Environment Management program oversight by Congress

Dec. 9, 2021

Letter to U.S. DOD Secretary Austin to implement ECOS PFAS Resolution

Nov. 17, 2021

Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Presentation Legislative Finance Committee

Nov. 12, 2021

Cleanup Actions Update – Radioactive and Hazardous Materials Committee

Nov. 10, 2021

Letter to U.S. DOD Secretary Austin calling on DOD to end its PFAS litigation against New Mexico

Oct. 26, 2021

Letter from EPA Administrator Michael Regan to Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham regarding request to list per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances as hazardous substances

Oct. 22, 2021

NMED Presentation to the Water and Natural Resources Committee

NMED Presentation to the Military and Veterans Affairs Committee, KAFB Bulk Fuels Facility Spill Update

Oct. 12, 2021

NMED Comments on Draft Environmental Assessment of Tortugas Arroyo Storm Drainage Improvements Project

Sept. 30, 2021

NMED comments to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Clean Water Act jurisdiction

Sept. 21, 2021

EPA letter to Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham regarding request to list per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances as hazardous substances

NMED comments to proposed revised 2023 and later model year light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas emissions
standards

Sept. 20, 2021

NMED letter to members of the NM House of Representatives regarding proposed ozone precursor rule

NMED letter to members of the NM Senate regarding proposed ozone precursor rule

NMED presentations to Radioactive & Hazardous Materials Interim Committee:

Sept. 17, 2021

Letter from NM Senate to NMED regarding proposed ozone precursor rule

Sept. 15, 2021

Letter from NM House of Representatives to NMED regarding proposed ozone precursor rule

Sept. 1, 2021

NMED letter to NM Legislative Finance Committee regarding ozone precursor rule

Aug. 25, 2021

Letter from NM Legislative Finance Committee to NMED regarding proposed ozone precursor rule

Aug. 3, 2021

Letter from NM congressional delegation to EPA supporting strong methane regulations

July 30, 2021

Request for Rehearing on Petition for Writ of Mandamus in PFAS Multidistrict Litigation

July 23, 2021

NMED letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requesting reversal of 2019 decision not to provide direct and confidential aid to the state in support of our enforcement action against the U.S. Air Force

July 14, 2021

NMED presentations to Radioactive & Hazardous Materials Interim Committee:

July 12, 2021

NMED letter to EPA Acting Regional Administrator Gray requesting to delay Section 401 Certification of the draft Construction General Permit

July 8, 2021

NMED comments to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on proposed 2022 Construction General Permit

July 6, 2021

NMED letter to petitioners seeking Outstanding National Resource Waters designations in the Upper Pecos Watershed

June 29, 2021

NMED letter to Environmental Improvement Board regarding Clean Cars rulemaking petition

Letter to EPA Administrator Michael Regan from Multi-state Environmental Agencies requesting meeting to discuss 401 rule revision

June 23, 2021

Testimony of NMED Cabinet Secretary to the United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works regarding a hearing on PFAS: The View from Affected Citizens and States

NMED Cabinet Secretary James Kenney response to Sen. Carper on-the-record question on PFAS

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham letter to EPA Administrator Michael Regan requesting per- and polyfluorinated substances (PFAS) be listed as hazardous substances

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 EPAÔÇÖs 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 25, 2020

NMED comments on the Terrestrial Baseline Ecological Risk Assessment, Bonita Peak Mining District

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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