New Mexico
Environment Department

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

Hazardous Waste Bureau

About Us – Compliance & Technical Assistance Program

Compliance & Technical Assistance Program

The Compliance & Technical Assistance Program is responsible for conducting inspections and technical assistance site visits of all facilities that generate or may generate hazardous waste, including treatment, storage, or disposal facilities throughout New Mexico, exclusive of Indian lands. Data collected during the field activities are analyzed by program staff to determine whether violations of the hazardous waste regulations have occurred. The number and degree of violations determine the level of enforcement action. The program is responsible for inspection and site visits of facilities that generate or may generate hazardous waste; review of records and reports pertinent to those facilities; maintaining proper documentation of field activities and proper labeling, handling, storage, chain of custody and shipping requirements of samples; writing of reports summarizing the field activities; maintaining and calibrating field equipment; complying with approved standard operating procedures and quality assurance requirements; and responding to complaints and requests for information from the public.