Point Source Regulation Section
The Point Source Regulation Section (PSRS) is responsible for the protection of surface water quality through implementation of state’s Ground and Surface Water Protection Regulations dealing with point source discharges, spill reporting, etc. PSRS assists USEPA with implementation of the Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 402 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program by conducting federal compliance evaluation inspections on behalf of USEPA, and reviewing federal permits through certification (in accordance with the process in CWA Section 401) that the permit also complies with New Mexico law. PSRS staff also serve as a point of contact to disseminate information about the NPDES program to local permitted entities.
The Municipal Team interacts with wastewater treatment plants receiving municipal domestic waste. They are also the point of contact for pretreatment matters affecting those municipal plants. The Industrial & Stormwater Team handles all stormwater and industrial wastewater facilities, including mines, power plants, Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s), Construction General Permit (CGP) and Multi Sector General Permit (MSGP) covered facilities.
Contact Sarah Holcomb, Program Manager, with any questions or for more information about PSRS activities.
|*NEW* SWQB’s COVID-19 Resources Page|
|Key PSRS documents and links|
|NPDES Permits||NPDES Inspection Reports||NPDES Public Notices|
|Water Quality Act||Water Quality Management Plan (WQMP) & Continuing Planning Process (CPP)||Antidegradation Policy Implementation Procedure|
|Water Quality Standards in effect for Clean Water Act Purposes||Ground and Surface Water Protection Regulations
20.6.2 NMAC Amendments effective 12/21/2018
|Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Forum
|NMED SWQB Protocols and Planning||NMED Regulatory Resources||USEPA Clean Water Act Analytical Methods|