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September 2019

September 12, 2019 – Consortium formed by New Mexico State University, Environment Department to lead nation in filling scientific gaps in produced water treatment | Memorandum of Understanding

Consorcio liderado por la Universidad Estatal de Nuevo México, El Departamento de Medio Ambiente liderará la nación en llenar vacíos científicos en el tratamiento del agua producida

September 12, 2019 – State launching statewide produced water outreach efforts

El Estado lanza esfuerzos de divulgación sobre agua producida en todo el estad

September 11, 2019 – NMED and DOH to offer 200 free domestic water well tests in Taos, Angel Fire this weekend

NMED y DOH ofrecerán este fin de semana pruebas gratuitas para pozos de agua doméstica en los condados de Colfax y Taos

September 5, 2019 – Environment Department starting public outreach on Ozone Attainment Initiative

El Departamento de Medio Ambiente inicia la divulgación pública sobre la Iniciativa para el Logro del Ozono

 


August 2019

August 29, 2019 – Environment Department approves Stage 1 Abatement Plan to investigate groundwater contamination at former power generating station

El Departamento de Medio Ambiente aprueba la Etapa 1 de un Plan de Mitigación para investigar la contaminación de las aguas subterráneas en la antigua estación generadora de energía

August 23, 2019 – Environment Department seeking information about illegal dumping

August 7, 2019 – Environment Department reviewing Stage 1 Abatement Plan to investigate groundwater contamination at bulk fuel facility

El Departamento de Medio Ambiente revisa la Etapa 1 del Plan de Remediación para investigar la contaminación del agua subterránea en la instalacion de combustible a granel

August 2, 2019 – NMED and DOH to offer 150 free domestic water well tests in San Juan County this weekend

NMED y DOH ofrecerán este fin de semana 150 análisis gratuitos para agua de pozos domésticos en el condado de San Juan

August 1, 2019 – Hemp emergency rule goes into effect

La norma de emergencia de hemp entra en vigor

 


July 2019

July 24, 2019 – State files preliminary injunction against Air Force to compel it to address PFAS contamination

El Estado presenta una orden preliminar contra la Fuerza Aérea para obligarla a abordar la contaminación por PFAS

July 23, 2019 – State agencies extend stakeholder engagement on oil and gas methane regulatory strategy

Las agencias estatales extienden la participación de las partes interesadas en la estrategia regulatoria del metano

July 15, 2019 – Application period opens for Volkswagen settlement funding

Se abre un plazo de solicitud para la financiación del acuerdo de Volkswagen

July 11, 2019 – New Mexico Environment Department to hold informational meetings ahead of hemp rulemaking process

El Departamento de Medio Ambiente de Nuevo México celebrará reuniones informativas antes del proceso de reglamentación del hemp

July 9, 2019 – New Mexico signs onto U.S. Climate Alliance’s Clean Car Promise 
 Nuevo México firma la Promesa de Vehículos Limpios de la Alianza Climática de los Estados Unidos

 


June 2019

June 27, 2019 – New Mexico Environment Department to host Los Alamos public meeting

El Departamento de Medio Ambiente de Nuevo México será el anfitrión de la reunión pública en Los Alamos

June 24, 2019 – Department of Health, Environment Department Issue Smoke Advisory for Potential Impacts in Lincoln County, New Mexico on Monday Night and Tuesday Morning

June 21, 2019 – Department of Health, Environment Department Issue Smoke Advisory for Potential Impacts to Central and Northeast New Mexico Friday Night and Saturday Morning – Español

June 7, 2019 – State agencies begin stakeholder process on methane regulatory strategy – Español


May 2019

 

May 30, 2019 – Public comment period opens for Volkswagen settlement guidelines  – Español

May 9, 2019 – NMED and DOH to offer 200 free domestic water well tests in Rio Arriba County this weekend – Español

May 1, 2019 – NMED confirms “Boil Water Advisory” required for Rutheron Mutual Water Association in Rio Arriba County – Español


April 2019

April 25, 2019 – NMED and DOH to offer free domestic water well tests in Doña Ana County this weekendEspañol

April 24, 2019 – NMED conducts air quality inspection sweep in Permian Basin – Español

April 11, 2019 – NMED and DOH to offer 200 free domestic water well tests in Socorro County this weekend – Español

April 3, 2019 – Recent testing indicates no exceedances of federal health advisory levels for PFAS in Cannon Air Force Base drinking water – Español

 

 


 

March 2019

March 26, 2019 – New interactive map shows methane emissions from oil and gas industry – Español

March 26, 2019 – Water, communities safe after recent Gold King Mine release – Español

March 21, 2019- Environment Department seeks to withdraw from Waters of the U.S. lawsuit – Español

March 20, 2019 – NMED and DOH to offer 200 free domestic water well tests in Guadalupe County this weekend – Español

March 15, 2019 – Gold King Mine wastewater treatment facility fails

March 14, 2019 – Environment Department issues Notice of Violation to San Juan oil and gas producer for Air Quality Control Act violations –  Notice of Violation

March 11, 2019 – Application period open for Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund

March 8, 2019 – Kirtland Strategic Plan draft open for public comment – Español

March 5, 2019 – State sues Air Force over PFAS contamination at Cannon, HollomanComplaint Español

March 1, 2019 – Case against EPA, contractors, mining companies responsible for Gold King Mine spill to move forwardEspañol


February 2019

February 28,2019 – NMED and DOH to offer 200 free domestic water well tests in Lea County this weekendEspañol

February 20, 2019 – Application period open for RAID funds

February 18, 2019 – James C. Kenney confirmed by Senate as New Mexico Environment Secretary  – Español

February 6, 2019 – Environment Department moves to hold Air Force accountable for groundwater contamination at Holloman Air Force BaseSpanishHolloman Notice of Violation

February 1, 2019 – Gov. Lujan Grisham signs executive order committing New Mexico to essential climate change action


January 2019

January 2, 2019 – Environment Department to Review Proposed Investigation to Characterize Groundwater and Soil Contamination at the former Karler Meat Packing Facility    Spanish


December 2018

December 21, 2018 – Gasoline Pipeline Release Near Anthony, N.M. Has Been Contained

December 5, 2018 – New Mexico Environment Department Approves Funding for Seven Projects Related to Volkswagen Settlement Allocation

December 4. 2018- NMED Issues Notice of Violation to USAF for Groundwater Contamination


November 2018

November 20, 2018 – NM Environment Department Confirms Lifting of “Boil Water Advisory” for Vallecitos MDWCA in Rio Arriba


October 2018

October 18, 2018 – NMED and DOH to Offer 200 Free Domestic Water Well Testing in Rio Arriba County This Weekend

October 18, 2018 – Four Corners Air Quality Group to host meeting in Farmington

October 18, 2018 – Environment Department Confirms Lifting of “Boil Water Advisory” for Aspendale Camp in Otero County

October 16, 2018 – Cannon Air Force Base Groundwater Contamination: Per- and Poly-Fluoroalkyl Substances Detected in Cannon Air Force Base Groundwater


September 2018

September 28, 2018 – Environment Department Confirms “Boil Water Advisory” Required for Aspendale Camp in Otero County

September 28, 2018 – New Mexico Environment Department Awards APS Grant Funding through DERA

September 1, 2018 – Environment Department Confirms “Boil Water Advisory” Required for El Vadito de los Cerrillos Water Association in Santa Fe County


August 2018

 August 23, 2018 – NMED and DOH to Offer Free Domestic Water Well Testing in Mora County This Weekend

August 17, 2018 – Environment Department Confirms “Boil Water Advisory” Required for Hummingbird Music Camp in Sandoval County

August 10,2018 – NM Environment & Health Bring 200 Free Water Tests to Colfax County Private Well Owners

August 6,2018 – NMED Seeks Appointees for Recycling and Illegal Dumping Alliance


July 2018

 July 25, 2018 – Environment Department Confirms Lifting of “Boil Water Advisory” for Grenville Water System in Union County

July 25, 2018 – REVISED PETROLEUM STORAGE TANK REGULATIONS TOOK EFFECT JULY 24

July 25, 2018 – Environment Department Confirms “Boil Water Advisory” Required for Grenville Water System in Union County

July 21, 2018 – Environment Department Confirms Lifting of “Boil Water Advisory” for San Antonio MDWCA in Socorro County

July 17, 2018 — NMED Issues “Precautionary Boil Water Advisory” for San Antonio MDWCA in Socorro County 


June 2018

June 29, 2018 – NMED Accepting Applications for Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Funding

June 5, 2018 – Air Quality Monitoring for Potential Impacts to Areas of Northern NM


March 2018

March 21, 2018 – Public Meeting Tomorrow to Discuss KAFB Bulk Fuels Facility Leak

March 16, 2018 – NM Environment & Health Bring 200 Free Water Tests to Santa Fe County’s Private Well Owners Tomorrow 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

March 9, 2018 – NM Environment & Health Bring 200 Free Water Tests to Santa Fe County’s Private Well Owners on Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.


February 2018

February 23, 2018 – Notice of Public Comment Period and Opportunity to Request a Public Hearing on a Draft Hazardous Waste Permit Modification for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

February 15, 2018 – NM Environment Dept. Now Accepting Grant Applications for Scrap Tire, Illegal Dumping, and Recycling

February 14, 2018 – NM Environment Department Secretary Tongate & NM Attorney General Balderas Statement Regarding Lawsuits against Gold King Mine Contractor Ruling

February 9, 2018 – NM Environment Dept. & Dept. of Transportation Alert Doña Ana and Luna County Residents of Risks Associated with Dust Storms   Spanish language dust advisory news release for Dona Ana County


January 2018

January 24, 2018 – Environment Department Confirms Lifting of “Boil Water Advisory” for Cochiti Elementary School in Sandoval County

January 12, 2018 – NM Environment Department Extends Implementation Deadline for Food Handler Cards on Behalf of Permitted Food Establishments

January 12, 2018 – Environment Department Confirms “Boil Water Advisory” Required for Cochiti Elementary School in Sandoval County

January 12, 2018 – NMED’s Technical & Regulatory Review of Kirtland AFB’s RCRA Facility Investigation (RFI) Nears Completion

 


 

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