The Remediation Oversight Section encourages and oversees voluntary efforts to clean up contaminated sites, and administers the Ground and Surface Water Protection Regulations that require responsible parties to clean up contaminated soil and groundwater.

Voluntary Remediation Program

The VRP 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.

Brownfields Assessment, Cleanup & Redevelopment

Brownfields are properties whose redevelopment is complicated by the presence or potential presence of hazardous substances or petroleum products. NMED provides no-cost environmental assessments of brownfield sites to local or tribal governments. NMED also manages a Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund providing low-interest loans for brownfield cleanups where redevelopment is planned.

State Cleanup Program

The State Cleanup Program administers those portions of the Ground and Surface Water Protection Regulations, 20.6.2 NMAC, that require the cleanup of contaminated soil and groundwater. The regulations require corrective actions to mitigate any damage caused by an unauthorized discharge, and investigation and abatement of subsurface contamination in order to attain ground water standards.

Contact Info

For questions regarding the ROS program, please email or call 505-827-2900.

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Phone Number: 505-827-2900

A list of Bureau staff contacts is available here.

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