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New Mexico Environment Department
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Email: maddy.hayden@state.nm.us

 

April 2019

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

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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