Compliance is a core value of the New Mexico Environment Department and we rely on tips and complaints to help us identify potential violations of licenses, permits and rules. You can report such issues using the forms below.
However, if you see a public health or environmental issue that may immediately threaten human health or the environment, call 911. Then call our environmental emergency line at 505-827-9329.
Public Health or Environmental Tips and Complaints
Use the form below to report what appears to you as a possible concern or violation of a license, permit or rule. Information you submit is forwarded to our enforcement personnel or to the appropriate regulatory authority. You can also report suspected violations at 866-428-6535. Please provide as much information as you can, including:
- What is the problem?
- Where is the problem located?
- When did the problem occur?
- How long has the problem been going on?
- What kind of materials or substances are involved?
- How much?
- Who is involved or caused the incident?
- Have any actions been taken already?
Worker Safety Tips or Complaints
The New Mexico Occupational Health and Safety Act assures that employees have the right to work in a safe and healthy environment. A complaint can be generated by employees or an employee representative by requesting an inspection if they believe unsafe or unhealthful conditions exist in their workplace. If you would like to report hazards at your work site to New Mexico OSHA, choose one of the following:
- Call 505-476-8700. Ask for the compliance officer on duty to discuss your complaint.
- Email all pertinent information to Complaints.OSHA@state.nm.us.
- Submit your complaint through the federal online complaint form.
In order to file a complaint or a referral, the complainant must provide the entity’s name, location and description of the problem. The following information is also useful:
- The telephone number of the company.
- The name of the manager or individual in charge.
The New Mexico Occupational Health and Safety Act gives employees the right to file complaints about workplace safety and health hazards. Further, the Act gives you the right to anonymity. You are not obligated to give information such as your name, address, and phone number. We do not reveal or discuss this information with anyone. Employers cannot retaliate against an employee for filing an OSHA complaint.