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2011 to 2012 News Archive

2012

Federal Director of Surface Mining Presents National Award To New Mexico Mining Division Employee During Visit to Santa Fe (December 18, 2012)
Environment Department Inspector Named “Environmentalist of the Year” (December 11, 2012)
Environment Department Lifts “Boil Water Advisory” for Ideal Mobile Home Park Water System in Curry County (November 30, 2012)
Environment Department Lifts “Boil Water Advisory” for San Cristobal MDWCA Water System in Taos County (November 30, 2012)
Environment Department Issues “Boil Water Advisory” for Ideal Mobile Home Park Water System (November 28, 2012)
Environment Department Lifts “Boil Water Advisory” for Seboyeta Water System in Mora County (November 26, 2012)
Public Service Announcement – Notice of Public Hearing for Eastern and Southeastern New Mexico Distribution (November 19, 2012)
Environment Department Issues “Boil Water Advisory” for San Cristobal MDWCA Water System (November 19, 2012)
Environment Department Issues “Boil Water Advisory” for Seboyeta Water System (November 19, 2012)
Environment Department Issues “Precautionary Boil Water Advisory” for Seboyeta water system (November 16, 2012)
Air Quality Bureau Seeks Feedback on Draft Report (November 15, 2012)
Construction Complete On Treatment Systems For The Grants Chlorinated Solvent Plume (November 8, 2012)
NMED and EPA Invite the Public to a Community Meeting Regarding the Eagle Picher Carefree Batteries Superfund Site in Socorro, New Mexico (November 6, 2012)
NMED Issues Modification to Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Permit (November 1, 2012)
NMED Terminates Chromium Settlement Agreement and Approves Modification of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Consent Order (October 31, 2012)
Environmental Health Bureau District 3 Hobbs Field Office Relocation Complete (October 29, 2012)
Public Announcement – US EPA announces that NMED is conducting 4th 5-year review of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company (AT&SF) Clovis Superfund Site in Clovis, Curry County, New Mexico [ENGLISH] [ESPAÑOL] (October 23, 2012)
New Mexico Environment Department and Navajo Refining Reach Agreement on Safety Violations Following Worker Deaths (October 26, 2012)
Workplace Fatalities Increase in New Mexico for the Year 2011 (October 25, 2012)
New Kirtland Off-Base Groundwater Monitoring Wells Detect Contaminant Unrelated to Fuel Spill (October 19, 2012)
Rural Infrastructure Revolving Loan Program Lowers Interest Rates to 2.375% (October 12, 2012)
Diesel Emissions Reduction Act Grant Helps Reduce Diesel Emissions in New Mexico (September 25, 2012)
Sunland, Inc. Announces Voluntarily Limited Recall of Almond Butter and Peanut Butter Products Due to Possible Health Risk (September 24, 2012)
NMED Issues Draft Hazardous Waste Permit and Proposes to Grant Corrective Action Complete Status for 24 Sites at Sandia National Laboratories (September 17, 2012)
Environment Department Announces New Website On Environmental Cleanup Efforts at LANL (September 17, 2012)
NMED to Host Public Meetings on New Proposed Copper Mine Rules (September 13, 2012)
NMED Announces First Five-Year Review for the Hurley Soils Investigation Unit of the Chino Administrative Order on Consent (September 12, 2012)
Environment Department Providing Oversight for Food Safety at the New Mexico State Fair (September 12, 2012)
NMED to Offer Free Water Testing in Hobbs (September 11, 2012)
NMED to Hold Public Meeting on Thursday, August 30, 2012 in Corrales – Meeting To Discuss Proposed Discharge Permit for Corrales Senior Living (August 22, 2012)
NMED Requests Public Comment on Changes to Surface Water Quality Standards for Nichols and McClure Reservoirs and the Santa Fe River (August 21, 2012)
NMED To Mark Construction and Startup Of Ground Water Treatment System In Las Cruces (August 21, 2012)
FDA Issues Recall of Romaine Lettuce Sold In New Mexico (August 20, 2012)
NMED To Offer Free Water Testing in La Cienega (August 7, 2012)
Environment Department Seeks Public Comment on Water Quality Standards for the Galisteo Watershed (July 27, 2012)
Environment Department Seeks Public Comment on Water Quality Standards for Specific Unclassified Non-Perennial Stream Segments in New Mexico (July 27, 2012)
Notice of Public Meeting for Regional Haze Plan Alternatives (July 17, 2012) Meeting Agenda
NMED Settles Emissions Violations Case with Western Refining – Western Refining to pay $444,000 for excess pollutant emissions from 2009-2012 (July 12, 2012)
Ground Water Quality Bureau Seeks Feedback on Services (July 5, 2012)
NMED Lifts Mandatory Boil Water Advisory for Bonita Park Nazarene Conference Center and Precautionary Boil Water in Little Bear Fire Burn Area (July 2, 2012)
Environment Department Reaches Settlement with Advantage Asphalt (July 2, 2012)
NMED To Hold Meeting Tuesday July 17, 2012 In Hobbs Concerning Ground Water Discharge Permit For Rancho Dal Paso (Formerly Adobe Village) Residential Complex (June 27, 2012)
NMED Lifts Mandatory Boil Water Advisory for Enchanted Forest Water Corporation in Little Bear Fire Burn Area (June 22, 2012)
NMED Issues Mandatory “Boil Water Advisory” for Pine Springs Summer Camp in Otero County (June 19, 2012)
NMED Adds Ski Apache to Mandatory Boil Water Advisory List for Little Bear Fire Burn Area (June 19, 2012)
New Mexico Environment Department, Surface Water Quality Bureau Proposes Total Maximum Daily Loads (Tmdls) For Upper Rio Grande Watershed – Notice of a 30-Day Public Comment Period and Community Meeting (June 19, 2012) [Flyer]
NMED And EMNRD To Offer Free Water Testing in Santa Fe County (June 18, 2012)
Environment Department Issues Boil Water Advisory for Enchanted Forest Water Corporation, Bonita Park Nazarene Conference Center, and Villa Madonna (June 16, 2012)
Environment and Health Departments Announce Smoke Advisory Still in Effect; Smoke Trajectories Available Online (June 13, 2012)
Nuclear Regulatory Commission To Hold Public Meeting on License Application for Uranium Operation in New Mexico (June 12, 2012)
Environment Department Issues “Drinking Water Conservation Request” and “Precautionary Boil Water Advisory” for evacuees after the Little Bear Fire (June 11, 2012)
Four Corners Air Quality Group to Hold Regular Public Meeting in Farmington (May 24, 2012)
Smoke Advisory Issues for Areas Affected by Wildfires in Gila Wilderness (May 24, 2012)
New Mexico Environment Department Proposes Changes to Santa Fe River Water Quality Standards (May 21, 2012)
Air Quality Bureau Seeks Feedback on Services (May 17, 2012)
New Mexico Environment Department Settles Compliance Order Issued to Southwest Tire Processors, Inc. (May 11, 2012)
Environment Department Lifts “Precautionary Boil Water Advisory” for Lybrook MDWCA Water System (May 10, 2012)
State Provides Amnesty to Eliminate Dangerous Cesspools (May 10, 2012)
Water Quality Control Commission Approves Standards Changes For 62 New Mexico Lakes (April 24, 2012)
Environment Department Issues “Water Advisory” for the Village of Columbus (April 23, 2012)
Environment Department Lifts “Precautionary Boil Water Advisory” for New Mexico Water Works Water System (April 16, 2012)
Environment Department Issues “Precautionary Boil Water Advisory” for New Mexico Waterworks water system (April 12, 2012)
Water Quality Control Commission To Consider Changes To New Mexico Water Quality Standards (April 5, 2012)
Environment Department Issues Solid Waste Facility Permit for City of Socorro Landfill (April 5, 2012)
State, Industry Fix Septic Tank Problems for Low Income Families (March 27, 2012)
Environment Department Secretary Approves Zia Star Voluntary Protection Program Status for NuStar Energy (March 27, 2012)
Revised Petroleum Storage Tank Regulations Take Effect (March 26, 2012)
Environment Department Assists in Cleanup of Hazardous Material At Former Luna Lodge Site in Albuquerque (March 22, 2012)
Environment Department Lifts “Precautionary Boil Water Advisory” for Village of Questa (March 21, 2012)
NMED Hosting Free Water Testing For Private Wells in Lincoln County (March 19, 2012) Ruidoso Water Fair Flyer
Environment Department Issues “Precautionary Boil Water Advisory” for Village of Questa (March 16, 2012)
State Environment Department Alerts Luna County Residents Of Risks Associated With Dust Storms (March 14, 2012)
State Environment Department Alerts Doña Ana County Residents Of Risks Associated With Dust Storms (March 14, 2012)
Rate of Nonfatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses for Private Industries in New Mexico Decreased in 2010 Compared to 2009 (March 13, 2012)
Appendix – 2010 Annual Survey
Environment Department Issues PSA and Reminder to Residents: Open Burning of Most Household Waste is Illegal (March 13, 2012)
Addtional: Open Burning PSA Script
Environment Secretary Leads Coalition Visit to D.C.to Seek More Cleanup Funding For LANL and WIPP (March 7, 2012)
Environment Department Proposes Water Quality Standards Changes For The Lower Dry Cimarron River And 62 Lakes (February 23, 2012)
Wildlife and Habitat Natural Resource Damage Case Settled for Freeport-McMoRan Mines (February 21, 2012)
NMED Director Appointed to Federal Worker Health Board (February 16, 2012)
New Mexico Environment Department Announces Special Honors For Staff (February 10, 2012)
New Mexico Air Quality Bureau’s Annual Smoke Management Meeting (February 9, 2012)
Environment Department Seeks Applicants for Recycling and Illegal Dumping Grants (February 3, 2012)
New Mexico OSHA and NMOGA Announce Collaborative Effort To Increase Worker Safety (January 25, 2012)
Free Water Testing for Residents of Santa Fe County with Private Wells (January 25, 2012)
Environment Department Lifts “Precautionary Boil Water Advisory” for Timberon Water& Sanitation District (January 19, 2012)
Environment Department Issues “Precautionary Boil Water Advisory” for Timberon Water & Sanitation District (January 11, 2012)

2011

Environment Department Lifts “Boil Water Advisory” for Chilili Water Users Assn in Bernalillo County (December 30, 2011)
New Mexico Environment Department Surface Water Quality Bureau On Draft 2012 – 2014 State Of New Mexico Clean Water Act Sections 303(D)/ 305(B) Integrated List Of Assessed Surface Waters – Notice Of A 45-Day Public Comment Period (December 19, 2011)
Environment Department Issues “Boil Water Advisory” for CHILILI WATER USERS ASSOCIATION in Bernalillo County (December 16, 2011)
NMED Reaches Settlement with Cunningham Station Over Air Quality Violations (December 14, 2011)
NMED Recognizes Five New Mexico Businesses For Environmental Leadership (November 28, 2011)
New Mexico Participates in First Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert System (November 8, 2011)
Environment Department Issues “Boil Water Advisory” for La Bajada in Santa Fe County (November 7, 2011)
State Employee with 40-Years of Service Wins Prestigious Environmental Award (November 3, 2011)
Workplace Fatalities Decrease in New Mexico for the year 2010 (October 20, 2011)
XTO Energy Agrees to Resolve Compliance Issues (October 5, 2011)
Environment Department Seeks Input on Septic Tank Rules (October 4, 2011)
New Mexico Environment Department Seeks Public Assistance to Prevent Tire Dumping (September 27, 2011)
NMED Begins Series of Discussions with LANL On Clean-Up Priorities (September 20, 2011)
Office Of Natural Resources Trustee Seeks Public Comment On Groundwater Restoration Plan (September 20, 2011)
Jensen Farms Recalls Cantaloupe Due to Possible Health Risk; Four New Mexico Cases Confirmed To Be Part of Outbreak (September 14, 2011)
Martinez Administration Discusses Waste Shipment Process with LANL Officials, Federal Representatives (September 13, 2011)
State Issues Voluntary Recall Notice; Multistate Listeriosis Outbreak Update (September 13, 2011)
Environment Department Providing Oversight For Food Safety At The New Mexico State Fair (September 9, 2011)
Product Recall for 8-count Quaker Chewy Smashbar Graham Pretzel snack bars (September 7, 2011)
Environment Department Can Deny Discharge Permit Based On Misrepresentation (August 31, 2011)
NMED Reaches $300,000 Settlement With Valencia County Developer (August 30, 2011)
New Mexico Environment Department Issues Compliance Order to Extreme Green Refuse, LLC (August 29, 2011)
New Mexico Environment Department Acting Deputy Secretary Recognized by AGC-NM for Exemplary Service and Support (August 24, 2011)
Public Service Company of New Mexico Agrees to Pay $125,000 Penalty to New Mexico Environment Department (August 23, 2011)
Environment Department Lifts “Boil Water Advisory” for South Hills Water Company in Bernalillo County (August 20, 2011)
EPA Recognizes Lower Santa Fe River Water Quality Success Story (August 17, 2011)
Environment Department Seeks Public Comment on Water Quality Standards for the Lower Dry Cimarron River (August 17, 2011)
Environment Department Seeks Public Comment on Water Quality Standards for Lakes (August 17, 2011)
Environment Department Extends “Boil Water Advisory” for South Hills Water Company in Bernalillo County (August 17, 2011)
Environment Department Lifts “Boil Water Advisory” for Agua Pura MDWCA Water System in Mora County (August 15, 2011)
Environment Department Warns New Mexicans About the Dangers of Asbestos (August 11, 2011)
Environment Department Issues “Boil Water Advisory” for South Hills Water Company in Bernalillo County (August 10, 2011)
Environment Department Issues “Boil Water Advisory” for Agua Pura MDWCA Water System in Mora County (August 7, 2011)
Environment Department Coordinating National Recall of Ground Turkey in New Mexico (August 3, 2011)
Environment Department Offers Free Water Quality Testing (August 2, 2011)
Environment Department Reaches Settlement with Southway Construction on Air Quality Violations (August 2, 2011)
Environment Department Responds to Sewage Discharge into the Animas River in Aztec (July 22, 2011)
Environment Department reminds New Mexicans to take precautions when eating raw shellfish (July 14, 2011)
Environment Department Issues Compliance Order to Lovelace Health System, Inc. (July 14, 2011)
Environment Department to Investigate Surface Water and Ground Water Contamination at Continental Mine (July 13, 2011)
New Mexico Environment Department Brokers Dairy Settlement (July 13, 2011)
Non-profit Group to hold workshops on “Water and Farming in Arid Lands” (July 12, 2011)
The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) continues vigilant oversight of air monitoring in the Los Alamos and surrounding areas (July 01, 2011)
Precautionary evacuations are being conducted for Alamo Canyon by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department and Lincoln County Emergency Services (June 28, 2011)
Environment Department Monitoring Air Quality In Los Alamos (June 28, 2011)
Air Quality in Several Areas of the State Poor due to Wildfires (June 27, 2011)
State Emergency Responders Complete WIPP Training (June 21, 2011)
New Mexico Environment Department Authorizes Construction Of New Turbine At El Paso Electric Generation Facility (June 9, 2011)
Environment Department Issues “Drinking Water Warning” for Desert Ranch in Curry County (June 9, 2011)
Western Refining Agrees to Pay $350,000 Penalty to New Mexico Environment Department (June 9, 2011)
Data Shows Poor Air Quality in Several Areas of the State due to Smoke from Wildfires (June 7, 2011)
Environment Department Announces New Media Relations Director (June 7, 2011)
Environment Department Receives Stage 1 Abatement Plan to Investigate Surface and Ground Water Contamination at Copper Flat Mine near Hillsboro   (June 6, 2011)
Environment Department Issues Pool Safety Alert – Recalled Pool Drain Covers Pose Safety Hazard  (May 27, 2011)
Environment Department Receives Plans to Investigate Groundwater Contamination at Cheyenne II and Wild West Farms Dairies in Dexter  (May 19, 2011)
Environment and Health Departments Issue Smoke Advisory  (May 11, 2011)
Voluntary Recall for 24oz White and Wheat Breads Purchased Prior to May 2, 2011  (May 11, 2011)
San Miguel County Completes Diesel Emission Reduction Project Funded Through President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act  (May 6, 2011)
CHRISTUS® St. Vincent Regional Medical Center Pays $21,400 Penalty to New Mexico Environment Department  (May 6, 2011)
New Mexico Environment Department Receives National EPA Award for IT Project  (May 5, 2011)
Safety Advisory for Illegal & Substandard Liquid Waste Systems  (May 4, 2011)
Health Inspector Impersonators Contacting New Mexico Businesses (May 3, 2011)
Food Recall Notice – Archer Farms Ground Turmeric (April 18, 2011)
Food Recall Notice – Organic Food Bar, Inc. of Fullerton, California (April 18, 2011)
Environment Department Announces Air Quality Public Meetings on Regional Haze (April 15, 2011)
State Health and Environment Cabinet Secretaries Report on the Multi-State Salmonella Outbreak Associated with Jennie-O Turkey Product (April 6, 2011)
Environment and Health Departments Issue Smoke Advisory   (April 4, 2011)
Ruidoso Wildfire Affecting Area Water Systems – New Mexico Environment Department Strongly Advises Conservation  (April 4, 2011)
New Mexico Wildfire Awareness Week – Where There’s Fire, There’s Smoke!  (April 1, 2011)
New Mexico Environment Department Provides Information and Assistance with Japan Radiation Issues  (March 27, 2011)
Environment Department Issues Precautionary Boil Advisory for Pinon Hills RV Park in Lincoln County, New Mexico (March 25, 2011)
State Environment Department Seeks Public Comment on Exceptional Events Demonstration  (March 16, 2011)
Luna County Residents Alerted to Risks Associated With Spring Dust Storms  (March 16, 2011)
Doña Ana County Residents Alerted to Risks Associated With Spring Dust Storms   (March 16, 2011)
Senate Confirms F. David Martin for New Mexico Environment Department Cabinet Secretary  (March 11, 2011)
Precautionary Boil Water Advisory Lifted for Sacramento Mountain Range in Otero and Lincoln Counties, New Mexico (February 17, 2011)
Ruidoso and Surrounding Areas Recovering Well from Extreme Weather Events (February 17, 2011)
New Mexico Environment Department Lifts Precautionary Boil Water Advisory for Ruidoso  (February 15, 2011)
Environment Department UPDATE for Precautionary Boil Water Advisory for Sacramento Mountain Range in Otero and Lincoln Counties, New Mexico  (February 10, 2011)
Environment Department Issues Precautionary Boil Water Advisory for Sacramento Mountain Range in Otero and Lincoln Counties, New Mexico  (February 9, 2011)
Environment Department issues Precautionary Boil Water Advisory for Ruidoso, New Mexico  (February 9, 2011)

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