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The U.S. EPA has developed the e-Manifest which launched nationwide on June 30, 2018. The e-Manifest provides access to higher quality and more timely shipment data while saving time and resources for states, tribes, and industry. For further information on e-Manifest click here.

2017 NMED Satellite Accumulation Area Policy
NMED’s Hazardous Waste Bureau (HWB) has issued final the Satellite Accumulation Area (SAA) Policy for generators of hazardous waste and can be found by clicking on this link. This policy replaces any existing policies, letters, memoranda of understanding, or agreements with any New Mexico facilities.  The document is intended to provide guidance and assistance to hazardous waste generators in complying with the SAA requirements under 40 C.F.R. § 262.34(c), and to ensure all generators are operating similarly and regulated consistently.  The intention of this policy is to clarify HWB’s position and expectations regarding compliance with 40 C.F.R. 262.34(c).  The HWB recognizes due to the great variability of plant design and process layout, every scenario cannot be addressed in the SAA Policy; therefore, we ask that specific facility questions be directed to the HWB Compliance & Technical Assistance Program

2017 NMED Satellite Accumulation Area Policy

If you have any questions, please contact Janine Kraemer by email at or by phone at 505-476-4372.


2017 NMED Risk Assessment Guidance for Site Investigations and Remediation (March 2017)

The 2017 NMED Risk Assessment Guidance for Site Investigations and Remediation updates the 2015 Risk Assessment Guidance.  The 2008 Ecological Risk Guidance has been incorporated into Volume II of the 2017 Risk Assessment Guidance.

Volume I – Soil Screening Guidance for Human Health Risk Assessment (March 2017 Revised)

Volume II_- Soil Screening Guidance for Ecological Risk Assessments (March 2017 Revised)

The Excel spreadsheet for the NMSSLs Table A-1 (March 2017 Revised)

The Excel spreadsheet for Table A-3 Vapor Intrusion Screening Levels (VISL; March 2017 Revised)


2015 NMED Risk Assessment Guidance for Site Investigations and Remediation (July 2015)

The Excel spreadsheet for the NMSSLs Table A-1 (July 2015) is available by clicking on this link.

The 2015 NMED Risk Assessment Guidance (July 2015) replaces and supersedes the following documents:

– 2014 NMED Risk Assessment Guidance for Site Investigations and Remediation – 2012 NMED Risk Assessment Guidance for Site Investigations and Remediation

– Technical Background Document for Development of Soil Screening Levels, Revision 5.0, 2009,

– New Mexico Environment Department TPH Screening Guidelines, October 2006, and

– Risk-Based Remediation of Polychlorinated Biphenyls at RCRA Corrective Action Sites, NMED Position Paper, March 2000.

U.S. EPA Regional Screening Levels (RSLs)

U.S. EPA has established Regional Screening Levels (RSLs) ( ) that supersede the former EPA Region 3 (RBC Table), Region 6 (HHMSSL Table), and 9 (PRG Table). In the event that New Mexico does not have a screening value listed in the risk tables, facilities may use these RSLs.


Assessing Ecological Risks Posed by Radionuclides: Screening-Level Radioecological Risk Assessment (2-2000)


General Reporting Requirements for Routine GW Monitoring (2-2003)

Use of Micropurging and Low Flow Sampling Techniques


The following Fact Sheets contain information for the listed subjects:

Dry Cleaners (5-26-2009)

Electronic Cigarette (E-cigarette) Retailers (2017-2-6)

E-cycling Begins With You (6-30-2009)

Making Hazardous Waste Determinations (6-27-2013)

Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals (5-14-2014)

Household Hazardous Waste (2017)

Universal Waste (3-15-2011)


Used Oil and Used Oil Filters for Automotive Businesses (10-14-2008)

     U.S. EPA Used Oil Management Standards

Hoja de Datos Para Aceites Usados y Filtros de Aceite Usados Para Comercios del Rubro Automotor (8-6-2015)

Auto Salvage Yard (7-30-2016)

Hoja de Datos Para Desarmaderos de Autos / Depositos de Chatarra (7-30-2016)

Vehicle Repair and Maintenance Shops (6-30-2009)

Hoja de Datos Para Talleres de Reparacion y Mantenimiento de Vehiculos (6-30-2009)




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