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Equity

The State of New Mexico is committed to equity for all New Mexicans, including the protection of public health and the environment. New Mexicans must have 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.

Our commitment to equity in the communities we serve is guided by our non-discrimination and environmental justice programs.

Non-Discrimination

The New Mexico Environment Department is an applicant/recipient of federal financial assistance from multiple federal agencies. Therefore, we must ensure that we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age or sex in the administration of our programs or activities.

We are responsible for coordination of compliance efforts and receipt of inquiries concerning non-discrimination requirements for several civil rights laws, including: 40 C.F.R. Parts 5 and 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 believe the manner in which we conduct our work unlawfully discriminated against a person or persons on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age or sex; please review our policies below and complete the complaint form. These policies have been reviewed by the EPA:

If you would like more information on our civil rights programs, policies and procedures, please email us at nd.coordinator@state.nm.us.

Kathryn Becker, Non-Discrimination Coordinator
She/her/ella (yo hablo español)
New Mexico Environment Department
1190 St. Francis Dr., Suite N4050
P.O. Box 5469
Santa Fe, NM 87502
(505) 827-2855

Políticas En Espanol:

NMED POLÍTICA Y PROCEDIMIENTO 07-10: Política Relativa a Accesibilidad y Difusión para No Empleados con Discapacidades

NMED POLÍTICA Y PROCEDIMIENTO 07-11: Política Relativa a Accesibilidad y Difusión para Dominio Limitado del Inglés

NMED POLÍTICA Y PROCEDIMIENTO 07-13: Participación del Público

Environmental Justice

Environmental justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.

Fair treatment means no group of people should bear a disproportionate share of the negative environmental consequences resulting from industrial, governmental and commercial operations or policies.

Meaningful involvement means:

– People have an opportunity to participate in decisions about activities that may affect their environment and/or health;

– The public’s contribution can influence the regulatory agency’s decision;

– Community concerns will be considered in the decision-making process; and

– Decision makers will seek out and facilitate the involvement of those potentially affected.

If you would like more information on our environmental justice programs, policies and procedures, please email us at nd.coordinator@state.nm.us.

Kathryn Becker, Non-Discrimination Coordinator
She/her/ella (yo hablo español)
New Mexico Environment Department
1190 St. Francis Dr., Suite N4050
P.O. Box 5469
Santa Fe, NM 87502
(505) 827-2855

EJScreen Users Guide

Biden EO 13985

Richardson EO 2005-56

Clinton EO 12898

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