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New Mexico
Environment Department
Ground Water Quality Bureau

Agriculture Compliance Section


For DAIRY specific information (i.e. dairy discharge permit application, active discharge permits, or abatement information) CLICK HERE.

The Agriculture Compliance Section prepares groundwater Discharge Permits for discharges from dairies and non-dairy agricultural facilities that have the potential to impact groundwater quality pursuant to Subparts III and IV of the Ground and Surface Water Protection Regulations (20.6.2 NMAC) and the Supplemental Permitting Requirements for Dairy Facilities (20.6.6 NMAC). This section also oversees facility closure and abatement of groundwater contamination at these facilities pursuant to NMAC.

Facilities with groundwater Discharge Permits managed by the Agriculture Compliance Section include, but are not limited to: dairies, chile and other food processing facilities, meat packing plants, agricultural service, greenhouses, algae/biofuel production facilities.

Spill Reporting

This program also addresses unauthorized discharges, such as spills, for facilities that it regulates. Please review NMAC for instructions on how to proceed with notifying the Agriculture Compliance Section if you have a spill.

GWQB Public Involvement Plans (PIP)

The Bureau encourages the public to learn about and get involved in regulatory decision-making opportunities for facilities GWQB regulates. The purpose of the PIP is to provide public participation opportunities and information that may be needed to participate in GWQB regulatory activities. To view PIPs in your community, please visit the GWQB PIP Website

Current List of Discharge Permits 

updated August 3, 2017

Permits are issued for five year terms and must be renewed to provide continuous coverage. This list (PDF or Excel) will be updated regularly as more permits are finalized. Currently the Agriculture Compliance Section manages approximately 250 active sites.

Agriculture Compliance Section Staff

Nancy McDuffie (Program Manager) (505) 222-9523
Marc Bonem  (505) 827-2791
Steve Perez (505) 827-2434
Matthew Smith (505) 827-2797
GWQB Main Phone  (505) 827-2900


Quick Contact:

Harold Runnels Building
1190 Saint Francis Drive
PO Box 5469
Santa Fe, NM 87502

Tel: (505) 827-2900
Fax:(505) 827-2965

Harold L. Runnels Building // 1190 St. Francis Drive, Suite N4050 // Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505 // tel (800) 219-6157, (505) 827-2855

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