New Mexico
Environment Department

Contact Information:
(505) 827-2855 MAIN // 1-800-219-6157 (toll free)
Environmental Emergencies:
505-827-9329 (24 hrs)

Ground Water Quality Bureau

Voluntary Remediation Program

VRP Team

Rebecca Cook, Team Leader
(505) 827-0171

Jennifer Muus
(505) 827-2242

Savannah Richards
(505) 827-3253

New Mexico’s Voluntary Remediation Program provides incentives for the voluntary remediation of contaminated properties and encourages their redevelopment.

Participants who successfully complete the program receive site closure documentation from NMED and liability protection for lenders and future purchasers.

VRP Sites (Public Record):
PDF  / Excel 

VRP Resources:

Who should consider the VRP?

You may want to consider the VRP if you own a property that has contamination, or a property that may be perceived to have contamination. Participating in the VRP will allow you to clarify and address contamination issues so that you can proceed with your plans for the property.

If you are considering purchasing a property that has contamination issues, participating in the VRP will mitigate the risk of future unknown liabilities for both you and your lender. The VRP is also worth your consideration if you operate or plan to operate a facility at a potentially contaminated site

What are the benefits?

Certificate of Completion – When the terms of the Voluntary Remediation Agreement have been successfully completed, the participant is entitled to a Certificate