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Click for Current Liquid Waste Regulations (2014) – 20.7.3 NMAC

Overview of Liquid Waste Regulation CHANGES in 2013


Historic Liquid Waste Regulations Summary Table

Regulation Title (click to view) Adopting Agency Date
Board of Public Health 6/28/1937
Board of Public Health 6/28/1937
Policy for Individual Water Supplies and Sewage Disposal Systems Board of Public Health 9/27/1959
Liquid Waste Disposal Regulations Environmental Improvement Division 9/14/1973
Liquid Waste Disposal Regulations Environmental Improvement Board 8/7/1979
Liquid Waste Disposal Regulations Amendments Environmental Improvement Board 1/30/1980
Liquid Waste Disposal Regulations Environmental Improvement Board 10/10/1985
Liquid Waste Disposal Regulations Environmental Improvement Board 2/1/1990
Environmental Improvement Board
11/30/1995
Liquid Waste Disposal Regulations Environmental Improvement Board 10/15/1997
Liquid Waste Disposal Regulations Amendments Environmental Improvement Board 4/1/2004
Liquid Waste Disposal and Treatment Regulations Environmental Improvement Board 9/1/2005
Liquid Waste Disposal and Treatment Regulations Amendments Environmental Improvement Board 4/1/2007
Liquid Waste Disposal and Treatment Regulations Amendments Environmental Improvement Board 11/21/2011
Liquid Waste Disposal Regulations Environmental Improvement Board 9/1/13
Liquid Waste Disposal Regulations Environmental Improvement Board 9/15/14

 


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Bernalillo County Residents

Bernalillo County is the only county in New Mexico that has its own onsite wastewater ordinance.  Bernalillo County Wastewater Ordinance applies only to unincorporated portions of Bernalillo County.  Incorporated portions of Bernalillo County are regulated by NMED and include Tijeras, Los Ranchos de Albuqerque and the City of Albuquerque.  The Albuquerque Field Office (NMED) will be able to help you determine in what jurisdiction a given property lies.  For assistance please contact the Albuquerque Field Office at (505) 222-9500.

 

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