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New Mexico
Environment Department
Ground Water Quality Bureau

Pollution Prevention Section

 

The Ground Water Pollution Prevention Section (GWPPS) reviews and approves ground water Discharge Permits for discharges that have the potential to impact ground water quality pursuant to Subparts III and V of the Water Quality Control Commission (WQCC) regulations (20.6.2 NMAC). Ground water Discharge Permits address a wide variety of discharges including:

  • Domestic wastewater facilities
  • Large capacity septic tank leachfields
  • Reclaimed wastewater reuse
  • Power generating plants
  • Commercial laundries (when not served by sanitary sewers)
  • Commercial land farms for treatment of contaminated soil
  • Industrial discharges
  • Ground Water remediation systems

A Discharge Permit application for PPS sites can be found here. Discharge Permits for dairies and non-dairy agricultural facilities, such as cheese plants and chile processors, are managed by the Agriculture Compliance Section. To access dairy specific forms, please visit the Agricultural Compliance Section 

Spill Reporting

This program also addresses unauthorized discharges, such as spills, for facilities that it regulates. Please review 20.6.2.1203 NMAC for instructions on how to proceed with notifying the Pollution Prevention Section if you have a spill.

Fact Sheets for Federal Facilities

The department will prepare a fact sheet for every draft permit for a discharge at a federal facility, except for discharges at federal facilities which are comprised solely of domestic liquid waste.

DP-1132, Radioactive Liquid Waste Treatment Facility
DP-1132, Instalación de Tratamiento de Residuos Líquidos Radiactivos

Current List of Discharge Permits

Updated July 19, 2018

Permits are issued for 5 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 PPS manages approximately 420 active permits.

 

Pollution Prevention Section Staff 

 

Program Manager
Steve Pullen 505-827-2962
Domestic Waste Team
Jason Herman – Team Leader 505-827-2713
Vacant 505-476-3648
Vacant 505-827-2978
Domestic Waste Reuse Team
Pam Homer – Team Leader 505-827-0018
Avery Young 505-827-2909
Vacant 505-827-2949
Vacant 505-827-1046
UIC/ Industrial Waste Team
Melanie Sandoval – Team leader 505-827-2936
Sara Arthur 505-827-9669
Andrew Romero 505-827-0076
Jake Knutson 505-827-2996
   
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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