Gateway to Liquid Waste Database Files
User Instructions – Read the Liquid Waste Permit Database Disclaimer below. You must agree to the conditions of the disclaimer in order to search and view the permit files. If you agree to the conditions of the disclaimer, click on “I accept the conditions of New Mexico Statutes 1978 14-3-15.1”. Once you reach the Liquid Waste database search page, click on the parameters you want to search on. Once you have entered the search information, click on “Search”. You can search by name, address, or part of an address, etc. If you do not agree to the conditions of the disclaimer, click on “I do not accept”, and you will be taken back to the Liquid Waste Program homepage.
If your search results in a possible permit match, contact the local NMED Field Office to request a copy. If you do not find a permit match please complete a Liquid Waste Permit Search Request form (auto- fill pdf located in our ‘Forms’ section) and return to your local NMED Field Office for further assistance. The Field Office will repeat the search to confirm your findings and also check for other possible matches. If you have any questions, cannot find the permit number you are looking for, or need help contact your local NMED Field Office.
Liquid Waste Permit Database The information contained in the database you have requested to download is data from the New Mexico Environment Department Liquid Waste database, which is covered by the “Inspection of Public Records Act”, NMSA 1978, Article 14, Chapter 2. The content may be searched and has been protected from alteration.
NMSA 1978 14-2-9 states, “If necessary to preserve the integrity of computer data or the confidentiality of exempt information contained in a database, a partial printout of data containing public records of information may be furnished.”
NMSA 1978 14-3-15.1 states:
“A. Except as otherwise provided by federal or state law, information contained in information systems databases shall be a public record and shall be subject to disclosure in printed or types format by the state agency that has inserted that information into the database.
B. The administrator shall recommend to the commission the procedures, schedules and technical standards for the retention of computer databases.
C. The state agency that has inserted data in a database may authorize a copy to be made of a computer tape or other medium containing a computerized database of a public record for any person if the person agrees:
(1)not to make unauthorized copies;
(2)not to use the database for any political or commercial purpose unless the purpose and use is approved in writing by the state agency that created the database;
(3)not to use the database for solicitation or advertisement when the database contains the name, address or telephone number of any person unless such use is otherwise specifically authorized by law;
(4)not to allow access to the database by any other person unless the use is approved in writing by the state agency that created the database; and
(5)to pay a royalty or other consideration to the state as may be agreed upon by the state agency that created the database.
D. If more than one state agency is responsible for the information inserted into the database, the agencies shall enter into an agreement designating a lead agency. If the agencies cannot agree as to the designation of a lead state agency, the commission shall designate one of the state agencies as the lead agency to carry out the responsibilities set forth in this section. E. Subject to any confidentiality provisions of law, any state agency may permit another state agency access to all or any portion of a computerized database created by a state agency. F. If information contained in a database is searched, manipulated or retrieved or a copy of the database is made for any private or nonpublic use, a fee shall be charged by the state agency permitting access or use of the database.
G. Except as authorized by law or rule of the commission, any person who reveals to any unauthorized person information contained in a computer database or who uses or permits the unauthorized use or access to any computer database is guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction the court shall sentence that person to jail for a definite term not to exceed one year or to payment of a fine not to exceed five thousand dollars ($5,000) or both. That person shall not be employed by the state for a period of five years after the date of conviction.”
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