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Remediation Oversight Section

The Remediation Oversight Section (ROS) manages two programs:

  • State Response Program (SRP) – The SRP is a federally funded program that administers three subprograms with the same mission and goals: encourage voluntary site clean up; protect human health and the environment; and encourage reasonable and responsible land re-use.
    • Voluntary Remediation Program (VRP) is a fee-based program that promotes the voluntary cleanup of contaminated properties and encourages the redevelopment of these sites, including Brownfields, by providing a non-punitive remediation process.  Participants that successfully complete the program in accordance with the Voluntary Remediation Act (VRA) Regulations (20.6.3 NMAC) receive site closure documentation from the NMED and liability protection for lenders and future purchasers.
    • Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) provides low or no cost loans to municipalities, non-profits, and private developers for remediation activities (where there is planned redevelopment) such as soil removal, asbestos abatement and drainage control, where there is planned redevelopment.
    • Targeted Brownfields Assessment (TBA) Program services provide technical assistance to municipalities, and in some cases non-profits, that own or are a prospective purchaser of a Brownfields site.

In addition the NMED may compete annually or provide support for the following federally funded grants:

  • Compliance and Enforcement Program (CEP) - The CEP is a state program that administers the New Mexico Water Quality Control Commission (WQCC) Regulations through regulatory compliance and enforcement that requires cleanup of contaminated soils and ground water to protect human health and the environment.   The CEP administers the following two sections of the WQCC regulations:
    • assures compliance with the WQCC Regulations (20.6.2 NMAC) Subparts I (Corrective Action). If any unauthorized discharge (spill) of oil or other water contaminant occurs, those responsible are required to take actions to determine the impact and cleanup the site. Unauthorized discharged sites may include: above-ground storage tanks, pipelines, old landfills, spill sites, and a wide variety of industrial, manufacturing, processing and maintenance facilities.
    • assures compliance with WQCC Regulations (20.6.2 NMAC) Subparts IV (Abatement Plan).  Abate pollution of subsurface waters so that the all ground water of the State of New Mexico is either remediated or protected.  Abatement Plans are conducted under two stages.  The first stage is to adequately define site conditions and provide data necessary to select and design an effective abatement option.  This typically includes a site history description, a site investigation, and a monitoring program.  The second stage is to select and desing an abatement option that, when implemented, will results in attainment of abatement standards.

ROS-CEP Clean Up Active Sites Listing

ROS-CEP Clean Up Closed Sites Listing

 

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