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New Mexico
Environment Department
News Releases

News Release Inquiries Contact:

Allison Scott Majure, Communications Director
New Mexico Environment Department
(505)231-8800

allison.majure@state.nm.us

 

 

 

August 2017

 

Aug 19, 2017 – 200 Free Water Tests for Lincoln County/Ruidoso Area Private Well Owners Provided by State Environment and Health Depts.

August 14, 2017 – NM Environment Department Releases “Boil Water Advisory” for Vallecitos MDWCA Water System

Aug 7, 2017 – Public Meeting Sept. 28 to Discuss KAFB Bulk Fuels Facility’s Risk Assessment

Aug 4, 2017 – Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Investigation Report – Bulk Fuels Facility Spill

 

 


 

July 2017

 

July 27, 2017 – NMED Hosts Six Public Meetings Statewide to Discuss $18M in Volkswagen Settlement Funds

July 24, 2017 – Environment Department Lifts “Boil Water Advisory” for Artesia Municipal Water System and Morningside Water Users Cooperative in Eddy County

July 24, 2017 – $18M in Volkswagen Smog Device Software Settlement Funds to be Administered by NM Environment Department

July 15, 2017 – Environment Department Issues “Boil Water Advisory” for Artesia Municipal Water System and Morningside Water Users Cooperative

 


June 2017

June 30, 2017 – Free Water Tests for Pojoaque Basin Well Owners Offered by Santa Fe County, NM Environment & Health Departments

June 14, 2017 – Environment and Health Departments Issue Smoke Advisory for Potential Impacts to Northern New Mexico

 


May 2017

May 19, 2017 – State Environment Department Announces Air Quality Compliance Assessment Program for Small Businesses

May 18, 2017 – Gold King Mine Spill Citizens’ Advisory Committee Meeting on Monday

May 12, 2017 – Additional Funds from $5.5M Settlement to be Disbursed for New Mexico’s Environmental Restoration

May 11, 2017 – NM Departments of Environment and Health Bring 100 Free Water Tests to Sierra County’s Private Well Owners on Saturday

 


April 2017

April 20, 2017 – Scrap Tire, Illegal Dumping, and Recycling Grant Applications Now Being Accepted

April 20, 2017 – NMED Seeks Appointees for Recycling and Illegal Dumping Alliance

April 20, 2017 – State Environment Department Alerts Doña Ana and Luna County Residents of Risks Associated with Dust Storms

 


March 2017

March 24, 2017 – Gold King Mine Spill Citizens’ Advisory Committee Meeting on Monday

March 7, 2017 – Environment and Health Departments Issue Smoke Advisory for Potential Impacts to Eastern New Mexico

March 7, 2017 – NM Departments of Environment and Health Bring 200 Free Water Tests to Otero County’s Private Well Owners on Friday and Saturday

 


February 2017

February 21, 2017 – New Mexico State Senate Unanimously Confirms Butch Tongate as Secretary of New Mexico Environment Department

February 16, 2017 – New Mexico Environment Department Strengthens Food Safety Food Rules


January 2017

January 20, 2017 – Safe Drinking Water Service Restored at Questa

January 9, 2017 – NM Environment Department’s Timeline of Oversight of WIPP Recovery

January 4, 2017 – NM Environment Department to Ensure Safe Reopening at WIPP

 


December 2016

December 22, 2016 – NM Environment Dept. Transmits Successful WIPP Inspection Results to U.S. Department of Energy-Carlsbad Field Office

December 14, 2016 – NM Environment Department Completes Inspection of DOE’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad, NM

 


November 2016

November 23, 2016 – NMED Chief Scientist to Present on 2015-16 Environmental Monitoring Results of Gold King Mine Spill

November 17, 2016 – Four Corners Air Quality Group to Meet in Farmington Dec. 1st

November 15, 2016 – Scrap Tire, Illegal Dumping, and Recycling Grant Applications Now Being Accepted – Municipalities, Pueblos, Counties, and Other Entities Eligible for Funds Totaling $800,000

November 3, 2016 – Nov 16th Public Meeting on Annual Plan for Cleanup Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Legacy Waste At Fuller Lodge in Downtown Los Alamos–Facilitated by NMED with Content Provided by DOE’s Environmental Management Los Alamos Field Office

 


October 2016

October 24, 2016 – Tomorrow, Tuesday October 25; San Juan County – Citizens’ Meeting on Gold King Mine Spill & Claims for Damages  – Residents with Claims Encouraged to Come Forward for Information on How to Complete Claims Forms

October 14, 2016 – Save the Date – Oct. 25, 2016;  San Juan County – Citizens’ Meeting on Gold King Mine Spill & Claims for Damages Discussion of How to Complete Claims Forms for Individuals and Businesses

October 11, 2016 –  NM Departments of Environment and Health Bring 200 Free Water Tests to De Baca County’s Private Well Owners on Friday and Saturday  – Fort Sumner and Surrounding Area Friday and Saturday at the De Baca County Cooperative Extension Service

October 11, 2016 – New Mexico Environment Department Concludes Investigation of Morningstar Water Supply and Fines Additional $162,000 – Investigation Launched in June Examined Accuracy of Reported Turbidity Data

 


 

September 2016

September 29, 2016 – NM Departments of Environment and Health Bring 200 Free Water Tests to Chaves County’s Private Well Owners this Friday and Saturday

September 27, 2016 – New Mexico Environment Department Acts to Hold Harvest Gold Water System Accountable in Providing Clean and Safe Drinking Water

September 22, 2016 – NMED Seeks Appointees for Recycling and Illegal Dumping Alliance by Sept. 30

September 21, 2016 – Gold King Mine Spill Citizens’ Advisory Committee Meets Monday 9/26 to Discuss Agricultural Updates – Agricultural, Soil, and Sediment to be Discussed

News Correction: September 20, 2016 – Proposed Changes to Regulations on Water Pollutants – News Corrections

September 19, 2016 – NM Departments of Environment and Health Bring 250 Free Water Tests to Doña Ana County’s Private Well Owners this Friday and Saturday

September 12, 2016 – Governor Susana Martinez Appoints Butch Tongate as Cabinet Secretary for the Environment Department

September 8, 2016 –  NM Departments of Environment and Health Bring 200 Free Water Tests to Socorro County’s Private Well Owners on Friday Veguita and Surrounding Area—At the Veguita Senior Center

September 1, 2016 – Boil Water Advisory Lifted for Animas Valley Water’s Morningstar Water SystemHarvest Gold Water System’s Boil Water Advisory Remains in Effect


 August 2016

August 19, 2016 – Gold King Mine Spill Citizens’ Advisory Committee Meets Monday to Discuss Drinking WaterWater from Wells and Public Systems to be Discussed

August 10, 2016 – $143 Million for Environmental Cleanup at Former Questa Mine in New Mexico – Chevron Mining’s Molybdenum Mine Is Now Closed & Designated a Superfund Site     *Updated 9/26/16  – EPA FACT SHEET Sept. 2016

August 4, 2016 – Governor Susana Martinez to Highlight Efforts to Hold EPA Accountable for Gold King Mine Spill

August 1, 2016 – NM Environment Department Lifts “Boil Water Advisory” for Yah-Ta-Hey Water and Sanitation District Water System in McKinley County


July 2016

July 29, 2016 – Governor Susana Martinez Announces Environment Department Secretary Ryan Flynn to Step Down

July 28, 2016 – New Mexico’s Office of the Natural Resource Trustee’s Executive Director Rebecca de Neri Zagal to Retire

July 22, 2016 – NM Departments of Environment and Health Bring 250 Free Water Tests to Rio Arriba County’s Private Well Owners on Tuesday

July 22, 2016 – Environment Department Issues “Boil Water Advisory” for Yah-Ta-Hey Water & Sanitation District Water System

July 20, 2016 – NM Environment Department’s Air Quality Bureau Eliminates Backlogged Enforcement Cases

July 20, 2016 – Gold King Mine Spill Citizens’ Advisory Committee Meets Monday to Discuss SedimentGroup to Discuss Effects of Lead in Soils, EPA’s Gladstone Treatment Facility, and Spring Runoff

July 8, 2016 – NM Environment Department Announces Drinking Water Safety Website for Morningstar and Harvest Gold Customers

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June 2016

June 30, 2016 – Boil Water Advisory Continues for Customers of Morningstar and Harvest Gold Water Water Still Not Safe:  Continue Boiling Water Prior to Usage

June 24, 2016 – Consent Order Governing Legacy Cleanup at Los Alamos Finalized

June 24, 2016 – Environment Issues 2nd Emergency Order to Morningstar Water

June 23, 2016 – New Mexico Sues Colorado in U.S. Supreme Court over Gold King Mine Spill and Historical Acid Mine Drainage

June 21, 2016 – Gold King Mine Spill Citizens’ Advisory Committee Meeting Monday Group to Discuss Dept. of Game & Fish Information on Contaminant Concentrations

June 21, 2016 – State and Federal Trustees to Extend Project Proposal Deadline to August 1 for Restoration of Natural Resources

June 21, 2016 – Kirtland Plume Cleanup Progress To Be Discussed Wednesday at Albuquerque Water Authority

June 15, 2016 – New Mexico Environment and Health Departments Issue Smoke Advisory    /   (5-3-1 Visibility Method Chart)

June 15, 2016 – New Mexico Environment and Health Departments Issue Smoke Advisory

June 14, 2016 –  New Mexico Demands Greater Scientific Integrity and Regulatory Honesty from EPA

June 3, 2016 – Environment Department Issues “Boil Water Advisory” for Morningstar Water System  Users Are Urged to Boil Water Prior to Drinking

June 3, 2016 – Environment Department Issues “Boil Water Advisory” for Harvest Gold Water System  Users Are Urged to Boil Water Prior to Drinking

June 2, 2016 – Governor Susana Martinez Announces Safe Removal of Hazardous Material from Santa Fe Industrial Site Teamwork and Safety Guide the Removal Work that Occurred at No Cost to Taxpayers

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May 2016

May 27, 2016 – Environment Department to Review Proposed Investigation to Characterize Groundwater and Vapor Contamination at Dry Cleaner

May 23, 2016 – Suit against the EPA & Colorado Mine Owners in Response to the Gold King Mine Spill’s Catastrophic Impact on New Mexico

May 17, 2016 – Gold King Mine Citizens’ Advisory Committee Meets in Farmington on Monday  –
Group to Discuss Environmental Exposures and Health – Public Welcome

May 17, 2016 – Environment Department Launches Review Process for Water Protection Regulations 

May 13 – Environment Department Extends Comment Period on LANL Consent Order for Fence-to-Fence Clean-up

May 9, 2016 – Scrap Tire, Clean-Up, and Recycling Grant Applications Now Being Accepted at New Mexico Environment Department


April 2016

April 27, 2016 – Environment Department Hosts Open House Thursday on LANL Consent Order NMED Proposes Changes to Consent Order which Governs Legacy Clean-Up at LANL

April 21, 2016 – Gold King Mine Spill Citizens’ Advisory Committee Meeting on Monday 4/25

April 21, 2016 – Departments of Environment and Health Offer Free Water Tests to Private Well Owners
Santa Fe and Surrounding Area April 22 & 23 at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center  Event Flyer

April 21, 2016 – State Environment Department Alerts Doña Ana and Luna County Residents of Risks Associated with Dust Storms

April 19, 2016 – Clean-up of Jet Fuel Spill in Albuquerque – Public Meeting Tonight – Hosted by State Environment Dept. & Kirtland Air Force Base

April 13, 2016 – State and Federal Trustees to Hold Public Meeting Wednesday, April 27th for Restoration of Natural Resources  

April 4, 2016 – Governor Susana Martinez Highlights $32 Million in Water and Transportation Upgrades around LANL       Martinez Photo Link (jpg)

April 1, 2016 – Environment Department Awards South Central Solid Waste Authority for Safety Excellence


March 2016

March 30, 2016 –   LANL Draft Consent Order Released for Public Comment – Updated Cleanup Agreement Will Enhance Legacy Waste Cleanup and Support Stronger Federal Funding Requests   Link: NNMCAB Presentation from March 30, 2016   Link: Public Notice English  / Spanish

March 28, 2016 –  Gold King Mine Spill’s Long-Term Impact Review Team’s Citizens’ Advisory Committee Meets in Farmington on Monday, March 28

March 28, 2016 –  Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Southern Ute Tribe, and Navajo Nation Prepare for Melting of El Niño Snowpack & Churn of Heavy Metals

March 25, 2016 –  Environment Department Recognizes Southwest Wineries for Safety Excellence

March 24, 2016 –  Animas San Juan Spring Runoff Preparedness Plan

March 14, 2016 –   New Mexico Calls on EPA to Reimburse $1.5M For Emergency Response Costs for Gold King Mine Spill’s Downstream Impacts


February 2016

Feb 29, 2016 – Downstream From a Slippery EPA – Op Ed by NM Environment Secretary Ryan Flynn (The Wall Street Journal) (PDF)

Feb. 25, 2016- New Mexico, Utah, Navajo Nation, & La Plata County-CO Prepare for Spring Run-off Carrying Heavy Metals

Feb. 12, 2016-  Gold King Mine Spill’s Long-Term Impact Review Team’s Citizen Advisory Committee Meets in Farmington on Monday February 22. (Feb 12, 2016)

Feb. 4, 2016-  NMED Accepting Solid Waste Grant Applications $100,000 Available for Management of Solid Waste


January 2016

Jan 26, 2016-  NMED Accepting Grant Applications $1,000,000 Available for Recycling, Abatement of Illegal Dumping, and Scrap Tire Management

Jan. 22, 2016 – Environment & Health Departments Issue Smoke Advisory for Potential Impacts to Santa Fe

Jan. 22, 2016 –  U.S Department of Energy and New Mexico Finalize $74M in Settlement Agreements for Nuclear Waste Incidents of 2014
Settlement Projects graphic  /   WIPP Settlement Agreement  /   LANL Settlement Agreement

Jan. 14, 2016 –  New Mexico Environment Department Announces Intent to Sue U.S. EPA for 2015 Massive Waste Spill

Jan. 8, 2016 –  Two Additional Public Involvement Meetings in January on New Mexico’s Implementation of EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Jan. 8, 2016 –  Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) Meets Monday 5:30 p.m. at San Juan College in Farmington – CAC Liaises with State’s Long-Term Impact Review Team for Gold King Mine Spill


 

December

Dec. 21, 2015 – NMED Honors New Mexico Consortium for their Safety Excellence with SHARP Award
Dec. 4, 2015 – NMED Honors Alliance Construction Inc. for Safety Excellence with SHARP Award
Dec. 2, 2015 – Four Public Involvement Meetings around the State on New Mexico’s Implementation of EPA’s Clean Power Plan
Dec. 2, 2015 – NMED Inks $750,000 Agreement with U.S. Air Force to Reimburse the State of New Mexico for Environmental Regulatory Activities [Agreement]
Dec. 1, 2015 – NMED to Host Public Involvement Meetings Concerning Emissions During Periods of Startup, Shutdown and Malfunction (SSM)

 


 

November

Nov. 30, 2015 – Public Involvement Meeting Dec. 4th in Las Vegas on New Mexico’s Implementation of EPA’s Clean Power Plan
Nov. 20, 2015 – Environment Department Shares Progress and Plans for Cleanup of Kirtland Air Force Base Fuel Plume Public Comments Sought for Draft 2016 Strategic Plan [Link to Plan]
Nov. 10, 2015 – New Mexico Office of Natural Resources Trustee & U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Celebrate Preservation of 5,900 Acre Double E Ranch [PHOTO]
Nov. 10, 2015 – Public Involvement Meeting Nov. 18 in Santa Fe on New Mexico’s Implementation of EPA’s Clean Power Plan
Nov. 10, 2015 – Public Involvement Meeting Nov. 19 in Downtown Albuquerque on New Mexico’s Implementation of EPA’s Clean Power Plan
[MAP]
Nov. 9, 2015 – MEDIA ADVISORY:  Preservation of 5,900 Acre Double E Ranch Celebrated at WNMU in Silver City on Tuesday November 10 at 1:00   [MAP]  [PHOTO]
Nov. 4, 2015 – Open Meeting Nov. 9 & 10 on Air Quality in Four Corners Region

 


 

October

Oct. 30, 2015-  NMED Joins Arkansas, Oklahoma, Arizona, and North Dakota to Challenge EPA’s Ozone Rule Change

Oct. 27, 2015- New Mexico’s 20th Infrastructure Finance Conference Tomorrow Unites Technical and Funding Advice with Projects

Oct. 23, 2015- Independence of DOI Investigation Challenged by New Mexico

October 9, 2015- Waters of the U.S. Rule Blocked Nationwide Affirming New Mexico Environment Department, Office of the State Engineer, and Rocky Mountain Coalition States’ Earlier Success

October 8, 2015- Trustees Reach $4 Million Settlement with Chevron Molycorp to Restore Injured Natural Resources near Questa, New Mexico

October 7, 2015- Road Map Meeting October 20th for Monitoring of Gold King Mine Spill’s Effects in New Mexico


September

Sep. 22, 2015- New Mexico Testimony at Joint Congressional Hearing Reveals that EPA Misled with Incomplete Cherry-Picked Data

Sep. 16, 2015- New Mexico Environment Department Proposes Food Program Changes

Sep. 4, 2015- New Mexico Part of Multi-State Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Garden Variety Cucumbers

Sep. 4, 2015- New Mexico Infrastructure Finance Conference Hosts 20th Annual Event


August 2015

Aug. 31, 2015- Departments of Environment and Health Offer Free Water Tests to Private Well Owners in San Miguel County September 2 & 3

Aug. 27, 2015- Environment Department Issues “Boil Water Advisory” for Las Campanas Water System

Aug. 27, 2015- Environment Department Issues “Boil Water Advisory” for Vermejo Park Headquarters Water System

Aug. 27, 2015- NM Environment, State Engineer and Rocky Mountain State Coalition win injunction against EPA and the Army Corps in North Dakota

Aug. 27, 2015- Private Well Water Precautions for San Juan County & other Affected New Mexico Residents – related to 8/26 heavy rain and wind storm

Aug. 26, 2015- New Mexico Health, Environment Departments Monitoring Air Quality

Aug 21, 2015- Departments of Environment and Health Provide Free Water Tests to San Juan County Private Well Owners August 24-25

Aug. 20, 2015- Well Water Test Results Sent to 570 Residents Concerned about Gold King Mine Spill’s Effects

Aug. 17, 2015- Departments of Environment and Health Offer Free Water Tests to Private Well Owners in Lordsburg, Hidalgo County Area 

Aug 15, 201- Ban on Water Systems’ Supply Connection to Animas and San Juan Rivers and on Public’s Recreational Use of Rivers Lifted 
Safety Precaution Status Advisory – UPDATED

Aug. 14, 2015- News Release:  Governor Susana Martinez Announces Long-Term Impact Review Team to Monitor EPA-Caused Spill

Aug. 14, 2015- Ban on Drawing Canal or River Water into Ditches in San Juan County Lifted by New Mexico Departments of Environment, Agriculture, and State Engineer 
Safety Precaution Status Advisory – UPDATED

Aug 14, 2015- Ban on Domestic Well Water Use in Animas Floodplain Lifted by NMED & NMDOH 
Safety Precaution Status Advisory

Aug 11, 2015- Gold King Mine Spill’s Groundwater Influence Still Being Investigated in New Mexico

Aug 10, 2015-Torrance County Water Testing Event Postponed as State Agencies Send Technical Staff To Assist with Gold King Mine Spill Emergency

Aug 9, 2015- San Juan County Fair: Free Domestic Well Water Testing Monday-Saturday   [Well Testing Info Flyer]

Aug 7, 2015- Environment Department Actions Address EPA Gold King Mine Spill

Aug 6, 2015- New Mexico Reminds Animas River Water Users to Stop Taking Water From Animas River During EPA Gold King Mine Toxin Spill


July  2015

July 30, 2015- New Mexico Environment Department’s Office in Las Cruces Relocating  [building photo]

July 22, 2015- Public Meeting on Clean-Up of Jet Fuel Spill hosted by New Mexico Environment Department and Kirtland Air Force Base

July 21, 2015- New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) and the New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) are hosting a no-cost Domestic Well Water Testing event in Clovis on July 24th and 25th at the Eastern Plains Council of Governments Office.

July 1, 2015- Governor Announces Air Force Begins Pumping, Treating Water from Kitland AFB Jet Fuel Leak
[link to strategic plan]


June  2015

June 30, 2015- NMED Terminates Administrative Compliance Order for the Wild and Wooley Trailer Ranch

June 30, 2015- NMED Terminates Administrative Compliance Order for the Chupadero Mutual Domest Water Consumers Association

June 27, 2015- Boil Water Advisory for Sugarite Canyon State Park, Lake Alice Campground

June 15, 2015- NMED District 1 Office Relocating to Downtown Albuquerque
[New Location Map]

June 2, 2015- DOE News: Nitrate Waste Stream Isolated at WIPP


May 2015

May 15, 2015- New Mexico Department of Health, City of Albuquerque Environmental Health Department, and New Mexico Environment Department Investigate Salmonella Cluster

May 8, 2015 – Op-Ed:  A Safer New Mexico

May 8, 2015- NMED & Stericycle Reach $120k Settlement for Hazardous Waste Violations


April 2015

April 30, 2015- Governor Martinez and U.S. Energy Secretary Moniz Announce Settlement on Nuclear Waste Incidents

April 22, 2015- Governor Presents Inaugural Environmental Excellence Awards

April 15, 2015- Governor Signs Critical Water Infrastructure Bills

April 14, 2015- NEMD and Regency Reach Air Quality Agreement

April 9, 2015-  New Mexico Court of Appeals Upholds Copper Rule

April 2, 2015- Water Quality Control Commission Hearing on Dairy Rule


March 2015

March 30, 2015- NMED and DOH Provide Free Well Water Testing in Portales 

March 30, 2015- Health Risk of Dust Storms in Dona Ana and Luna Counties

March 26, 2015- City of Grants Completes Source Water Protection Plan

March 19, 2015- Majure Appointed Spokesperson for NMED

March 13, 2015-  Boil Water Advisory for Lovington Lifted

March 12, 2015-  Environment Department Issues “Boil Water Advisory” for Lovington Municipal Water Supply

March 3, 2015- Court Affirms NMED Approval of Long Term Plan for Sandia Mixed Waste Landfill 


Feburary 2015

February 23, 2015- Public Hearing to be Held March 25 for Dona Ana Dairies Ground Water Remediation Plan

February 18, 2015- Announcing 1st Annual Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards Program 

Febuary 13, 2015-  Ryan Flynn Reconfirmed As Environment Department Secretary


January 2015


January 15, 2015- NMED Issues Notice of Violation to KAFB for Missed Deadlines  *See Home page Issues tab for link to NOV letter.


December 2014

December 6, 2014-  NMED Isues Compliance Orders to U.S. Department of Energy to Protect Safety and Success of Waste Isolation Pilot Plant *see Home page for links to Admin. Orders

 

December 4, 2014- Environment Department Issues Boil Water Advisory For ConocoPhillips Buckeye Water System

 

December 3, 2014- Source Water Protection Plan Completed for Pena Blanca Water and Sanitation District

 


November 2014

December 3, 2014- Source Water Protection Plan Completed for Pena Blanca Water and Sanitation District

November 26, 2014- NMED Settles Air Pollution Enforcement Action with Lea County Permitees

November 19, 2014-  NMED Lifts “Boil Water Advisory” for Ojo Feliz Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association


October 2014

October 31, 2014- NMED & NMDA Remind Facilities to Re-Register with FDA by December 31

October 10, 2014- Environment Department Settles Air Pollution Enforcement Action with Enterprise Field Services

 

October 2, 2014- La Familia Medical Center Completes New Connection To Water System

October 2, 2014- NMED Lifts Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory for the SKP RV Park In Eddy County


September 2014

 

September 26, 2014- EPA Approves Regional Haze Settlement Agreement

September 26, 2014- NMED Precautionary Boil Water Advisory For Water Systems Along Pecos In Eddy County

 

September 22, 2014- Precautionary Boil Water Advisory For Water Systems Along Pecos River In Eddy County

September 16, 2014- Environment Department Confirms Lift of Precautionary “Boil Water Advisory” for City of Farmington

September 15, 2014- Environment Department Confirms Precautionary “Boil Water Advisory” Issued by City of Farmington

 


August 2014

 

August 21, 2014- Environment Secretary Signs Agreement With Consulate of Mexico To Promote Occupational Health & Safety

 


July 2014

July 25, 2014- Environment Department Lifts “Boil Water Advisory” for Mine Shaft Tavern

July 25, 2014- Environment Secretary Flynn To Participate In Water Testing Event In Roswell

July 21, 2014- Environment Department Issues “Boil Water Advisory” for Mine Shaft Tavern Water System

July 17, 2014- New Mexico Environment Department & Department of Health Hosting Domestic Well Water Testing Event In Roswell
[Flyer]

July 16, 2014- NMED to Hold Public Meeting July 29 on Proposed Amendment to WQCC Dairy Rule

July 15, 2014- Environment Secretary Ryan Flynn Joins City of Portales Leaders For $27-Million Wastewater Plant Groundbreaking

July 11, 2014- Environment Department Settles Air Pollution Enforcement Action Against Gas Plant In Jal

July 8, 2014- NMED Lifts “Boil Water Advisory” for Pine Springs Summer Camp in Otero County

 


June 2014

June 24, 2014- City of Santa Fe Receives $75,623 to Expand Compressed Natural Gas Fleet

June 20, 2014- Environment Department Program Recognizes Farmington Business for Workplace Safety

 


May 2014

May 22, 2014- Governor Susana Martinez Announces Opening of River Stewardship Program Request for Proposals

May 20, 2014- NMED Issues 2nd Administrative Order To DOE For Nitrate Salt-bearing Waste Containers
[WIPP Order]

May 19, 2014- NMED Issues Administrative Order to DOE/LANS – Order Calls For Precautions On Handling and Storage of Nitrate Salt-bearing Waste Containers
[LANL Order]

May 9, 2014- New Mexico Court of Appeals Upholds Copper Rule Ruling Preserves Protections for New Mexico’s Groundwater

May 9, 2014- Environment Department Settles Air Pollution Enforcement Actions with Central New Mexico Companies

May 5, 2014- Free Domestic Well Water Testing in Mora County

 


April 2014

April 30, 2014- State Applauds EPA Action On Regional Haze Settlement Agreement

April 28, 2014- Environment Department Celebrates National Air Quality Awareness Week

April 23, 2014- Public Workshop on Upcoming Atari Waste Excavation in Alamogordo

 


March 2014

March 21, 2014- NMED Withdraws WIPP Permit Modification Request

March 17, 2014- Notice of Public Hearing – Homestake Mining Permit DP-200 For Modification & Renewal Of Groundwater Discharge

 


February 2014

February 18, 2014- Ryan Flynn Confirmed as Secretary of New Mexico Environment Department

February 17, 2014- State Announces Funding Approval of $287,540 to Animas River Watershed Protection

February 13, 2014- Recycling and Illegal Dumping Grant Applications Are Now Available

February 12, 2014- Surface Water Quality Employees Receive Highest Honors From New Mexico Water & Wastewater Association

February 7, 2014- NMED to Hold Open House to Discuss The San Vicente Creek Mill Restoration Project

February 7, 2014- NMED Reaches Agreement To Coordinate Activities And Facilitate Cooperation With San Ildefonso Pueblo

February 3, 2014- New Mexico Environment Department Air Quality Bureau Hosting Annual Smoke Management Meetings

 


January 2014

Workshop On Draft Discharge Permit DP-200 For Homestake Mining Company Uranium Millsite (January 30, 2014) (DP-200 Homestake Mining)

Environment Department Issues Public Reprimand To Certified Operator Gary Alan Goss (January 23, 2014)

NMED SWQB Releases Nonpoint Source Management Plan Public Notice (January 06, 2014)

 


December 2013

NMED Reinforces On-Going “Boil Water Advisory” for Chippeway Water Users Association (December 13, 2013)

Comment Period For LANL Draft Assessment Plan Extended (December 5, 2013)

Selection of Wildlife & Wildlife Habitat Restoration Project (December 5, 2013)


November 2013

Public Meeting for Changes to Waster Quality Standards for Animas River (November 26, 2013)

Environment Department To Hold Public Meeting On Discharge Permit For Homestake Mining (November 26, 2013)

Environment Department Lifts Precautionary Boil Water Advisory for Vaughn Duran & Encino (November 21, 2013)

NMED Lifts Boil Water Advisory for St. Johns Mobile Home Park Water System (November 18, 2013)

Boil Water Advisory Issued for St. Johns Mobile Home Park Water System (November 15, 2013)

Environment Department Lifts “Boil Water Advisory” for Ramah Water and Sanitation District (November 12, 2013)

NMED Issues “Precautionary Boil Water Advisory” for Vaughn Duran and Encino Water Systems (November 11, 2013)

Council Seeks Comments on Draft LANL Natural Resource Damage Assessment Plan (November 8, 2013)


October 2013

Kirtland AFB Completes First Significant Aquifer Step Test (October 30, 2013)

 

NMED Announces Free Water Testing Event in Ohkay Owingeh (October 29, 2013)

 

NMED Settles Air Quality Violations with Regency Field Services, LLC (October 29, 2013)

 

NMED To Announce $27,000,000 Loan To Overhaul The City of Portales Water Treatment Plant (October 24, 2013)

 

NMED Lifts “Boil Water Advisory” for Tom and Jerry Plaza Water System, Cedar Crest (October 8, 2013)

 

NMED Issues “Boil Water Advisory” for Tom and Jerry Plaza Water System, Cedar Crest (October 4, 2013)

 

Ramah Water Sanitation District Boil Water Advisory (October 3, 2013)

 

Canada de Los Alamos Boil Water Advisory Lift (October 3, 2013)

 

NMED Lifts “Boil Water Advisory” for Agua Pura Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association (MDWCA) in Mora County (October 2, 2013)

 


September 2013

NMED Issues “Boil Water Advisory” for Canada de Los Alamos Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association (MDWCA) (September 26, 2013)

 

NMED Lifts Precautionary Boil Water Advisory for San Juan Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association (September 26, 2013)

NMED Sponsors Water Conservation Workshop in Columbus – Noted Hydro-Geologist to Speak on the Mimbres Aquifer (September 26, 2013)

WIPP Annual Inspection Finds No Permit Violations (September 25, 2013)

Free Water Testing For Residents of Grant County (September 24, 2013) (Mimbres Water Testing Flyer)

NMED Receives Plan to Investigate Groundwater Contamination at Crop Production Services in Artisia (September 23, 2013)

Environment Department Lifts “Boil Water Advisory” for San Cristobal Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association (MDWCA) Water System (September 20, 2013)

UPDATED: Private Water Well Advisory for New Mexico Residents Private Well Owners Urged To Take Water Precautions; Residents Across New Mexico Should Be Aware of Disaster Related Scams (September 19, 2013)

NMED Air Quality Bureau Hosting Open House for Construction Permit (September 19, 2013)

NMED Issues “Boil Water Advisory” for San Cristobal Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association (MDWCA) Water System (September 16, 2013)

Private Water Well Advisory for New Mexico Residents – Private Well Owners Urged To Take Water Precautions (September 13, 2013)

EPA, What to do after the Flood ; EPA, Qué Hacer Después de una Inundación ; EPA, Septic Systems—What to Do after the Flood

Governor Martinez & New Mexico Environment Department Announce Settlement with Chevron (September 11, 2013)

 

New Mexico WQCC Approves Most Environmentally Protective Rules for Copper Mining in the Country (September 10, 2013)

 

Environmental Improvement Board Approves Regional Haze Settlement Agreement (September 5, 2013)

 

Veterans Hospital In Albuquerque Implements Source Water Protection Plan (September 3, 2013)

 

Four Corners Air Quality Group to Update Public at Meeting In Durango (September 3, 2013)

 


August 2013

Boil Water Advisory Issued For Agua Pura Near Mora, NM  (August 30, 2013)

 

Environment Department & State Engineer Announce Drought Public Information Campaign  (August 30, 2013)

 

Grant Enables City of Santa Fe to Expand Compressed Natural Gas Fleet  (August 30, 2013)

 

Boil Water Advisory Lifted for El Ancon in San Miguel County  (August 28, 2013)

 

Environment Department Announces Chino Mine Remedy Report Available (August 26, 2013)

 

Public Input Sought For Nonpoint Source Water Management Revision (August 26, 2013)

 

Environment Department Settles Enforcement Action with Intrepid Potash (August 26, 2013)

 

Environment Department Announces Aggressive Clean-Up Deadlines For Kirtland Fuel Spill (August 21, 2013)

Private Water Well Advisory for Corrales Residents (August 16, 2013)

 

Boil Water Advisory For El Ancon in San Miguel County (August 16, 2013)

 

Boil Water Advisory Lifted For Jal Water Supply (August 16, 2013)

 

Environment Department Issues “Boil Water Advisory” for Jal Water Supply System (August 14, 2013)

 

Environment Department to Offer Free Water Testing in Corrales (August 12, 2013)

 

Roosevelt County Water Utility Authority Boil Water Advisory Lifted (August 12, 2013)

 

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Roosevelt County WUA Water System (August 8, 2013)

 

Assistance for Public Water Systems at Risk of Shortage (August 7, 2013)

 

NMED Media Advisory: Assistance for Public Water Systems at Risk of Shortage (August 6, 2013)

 

NMED & EPA Announce Watershed Restoration Efforts Underway in Tres Lagunas Fire Area of Pecos River Canyon (August 5, 2013)

 

NMED & EPA To Announce Watershed Restoration Efforts Underway In Tres Lagunas Fire Area of Pecos River Canyon Media Will Have Opportunity To View Flood Damage In Area Currently Closed To Public (August 2, 2013)

 

“Boil Water Advisory” Lifted for Sunset Acres Water Company in Torrance County (August 1, 2013)

 


July 2013

Boil Water Advisory Issued For Sunset Acres Water System near Moriarty (July 23, 2013)

 

EPA Awards $350,000 to New Mexico to Clean-Up and Revitalize Contaminated Brownfields Sites (July 23, 2013)

 

Public Hearing To Be Held On Valley Meat Company Discharge Permit (July 23, 2013)

 

NMED and DOH Offer Free Water Testing in Socorro and Surrounding Communities for Domestic Well Water (July 19, 2013)

 

NMED To Hold Public Meeting Wednesday July 24, 2013 In Aztec Concerning The Ground Water Discharge Permit Application For Payne Rv Park (July 17, 2013)

 

Environment Department Settles Air Pollution Enforcement Action (July 16, 2013)

 

Environment Department Lifts “Precautionary Boil Water Advisory” For the Community Served by the Ruidoso Water System (July 16, 2013)

 

Environment Department Issues Permit for the Alcalade Waste Transfer Station and Recycling Facility (July 12, 2013)

 

NMED Lifts “Precautionary Boil Water Advisory” for Maxwell Water System in Colfax County (July 9, 2013)

 

Environment Department Issues Classification Determination for Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Permit Modification Request (July 7, 2013)

 

Environment Department Issues “Precautionary Boil Water Advisory” for the Community Served by the Ruidoso Water System (July 5, 2013)

 

Environment Department Lifts “Precautionary Boil Water Advisory” For the Village of Magdalena (July 3, 2013)


June 2013

Environment Department Issues “Precautionary Boil Water Advisory” for the community of San Juan MDWCA (June 28, 2013)

NMED to Offer Free Water Testing in Taos County (June 25, 2013)

 

“Precautionary Boil Water Advisory” Lifted For the Eldorado Area Water & Sanitation District (June 18, 2013)

 

UPDATED “Precautionary Boil Water Advisory” Issued for the Eldorado Area Water & Sanitation District – Customers are urged to Boil Water Prior to Drinking (June 14, 2013)

 

“Precautionary Boil Water Advisory” Issued for the El Dorado Area Water & Sanitation District – Customers are Urged to Boil Water Prior to Drinking (June 13, 2013)

 

NMED to Offer Free Water Testing in Dona Ana County (June 13, 2013)

 

New Mexico Oil and Gas Industry Groups Join with NM OSHA To Prevent Heat Illness in Outdoor Workers (June 10, 2013)

 

Magdalena Public Announcement (June 7, 2013)

 

“Precautionary Boil Water Advisory” Issued for the Village of Magdalena (June 5, 2013)

 


May 2013

Environment and Health Departments Issue Smoke Advisory (May 31, 2013)

 

EPA Recognizes Comanche Creek as a Water Quality Success Story (May 16, 2013)

 


April 2013

State Environment Department Alerts New Mexico Residents Of Risks Associated With Dust Storms (April 30, 2013)

 

NMED To Hold Open House To Discuss The San Vicente Creek Mill Restoration Project (April 22, 2013)

 

NMED Program Recognizes Businesses For Pollution Prevention Achievements (April 22, 2013)

 

Environment Department Completes Remediation at Sundowner Motel (April 18, 2013)

 

Governor Martinez Announces Cabinet Appointments at NMED and EMNRD (April 15, 2013)

 

Surface Water Quality Bureau Invites Public Input For the Triennial Review of Water Quality Standards (April 10, 2013)

 

NMED to Offer Free Water Testing in Deming (April 2, 2013)

 


March 2013

Wagon Mound Takes Action to Protect Drinking Water (March 29, 2013)

 

Settlement Reached in the “River of Tires” Lawsuit (March 22, 2013)

 

NMED Thanks State Legislators After the 2013 Legislative Session (March 22, 2013)

 

NMED Lifts “Precautionary Boil Water Advisory” For Lumberton MDWCA in Rio Arriba County (March 18,  2013)

 

NMED Completes Remediation at Historic Luna Lodge (March 18, 2013)

 

NMED Issues Modification to Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Permit (March 14, 2013)

 

NMED to Offer Free Water Testing in Peralta (March 12, 2013) (Peralta Water Testing Flyer)

 

NMED Seeks Public Input on State Solid Waste Management Plan (March 8, 2013)

 

NMED Alerts Doña Ana County Residents Of Risks Associated With Dust Storms (March 7, 2013)

 

NMED Alerts Luna County Residents Of Risks Associated With Dust Storms (March 7, 2013)

 


February 2013

NMED Lifts “Precautionary boil water advisory” for Arroyo Del Agua MDWCA Water System in Rio Arriba County (February 26, 2013)

 

NMED Seeks Public Input On Water Quality Study Of The Jemez River Watershed (February 19, 2013)

 

NMED to Offer Free Water Testing in Belen (February 19, 2013) (Water Testing Flyer)

 

Governor Martinez Brokers Settlement Agreement With PNM and EPA Over Regional Haze (February 15, 2013)

 

Letter from the U.S. Environment Protection Agency regarding regional haze agreement (February 15, 2013)

 

Term Sheet Between U.S. Environment Protection Agency, Public Service Company of New Mexico, and the State of New Mexico (February 15, 2013)

 

Environment Department Issues “Precautionary Boil Water Advisory” For Maxwell Water System – Customers are urged to Boil Water Prior to Drinking (February 11, 2013)

 

New Mexico Air Quality Bureau Hosting Annual Smoke Meetings (Febuary 8, 2013)

 

Solid Waste Facility Grant Applications Are Now Available – Recycling and Illegal Dumping Grants Also Available on NMED Website (February 6, 2013)

 

Environment Department Issues Consumer Advisory For Not Cha Mama’s Gourmet Pickles (February 1, 2013)

 


January 2013

Environment Department Issues “Precautionary Boil Water Advisory” For Lumberton MDWCA – Customers are urged to Boil Water Prior to Drinking (January 30, 2013)

 

Environment Department Clarifies Differences Between Uranium Isotopes – Uranium in Santa Fe-Española Area Well Water is Naturally Occurring (January 29, 2013)

 

Membership Applications Now Available For New Mexico Environment Department’s Business Recognition Program (January 28, 2013)

 

NMED Issues Precautionary “Boil Water Advisory” for Arroyo del Agua MDWCA (January 23, 2013)

 

The New Mexico Office Of Natural Resources Trustee And The United States Fish And Wildlife Service Seek Public Comment On Wildlife Restoration Plan And Environmental Assessment (January 17, 2013)

 

 

 

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