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Environment Department
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Clandestine Drug Laboratories

Contamination from the operation of clandestine drug laboratories is a serious health and environmental threat. Remediation of the residually contaminated portions of clandestine drug laboratory properties is essential to assure the health, safety and welfare of people and the environment. The objective of the New Mexico Clandestine Drug Lab Cleanup Program is to provide for the notice of such contamination to potential occupants of the residually contaminated portion of these properties and standards for the assessment and remediation of such properties.


The Rule – Clandestine Drug Laboratory Remediation Rule, 20.4.5 NMAC (The Cleanup Rule)

Cleanup Process Flow Chart  – depicting the cleanup process and requirements.

List of Properties – links to lists of contaminated properties and their cleanup status.

State of New Mexico’s List of Properties where Clandestine Drug Laboratory Seizures Have Been Made (May 2018)

Federal Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Clandestine Laboratory Register

Cleanup Guidanceprovides guidance documents written by other states for use in determining cleanup methodologies.

Public Outreachfrequently asked questions, list of remediation (cleanup) contractors in New Mexico, and a presentation on the affects of the rule.

Background Informationprovides background research that was used to develop the Rule.

Articles and Fact Sheetslist of articles pertaining to clandestine drug labs, touching on subjects like chemical hazards and community risks.

Other Agency CDL Websiteslist of links to other states’ CDL programs.

Safety Alert: Propane Cylinders


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