The Integrated Report is designed to satisfy the statutory requirements of Section (§) 303(d) and the reporting requirements of §§ 305(b) and 314 of the federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1251) commonly known as the Clean Water Act (CWA). It is also designed to serve as a source of basic information on water quality and water pollution control programs in New Mexico. Accordingly, the intended audience includes but is not limited to the general public, stakeholders, interest groups, consultants, state legislators, governmental agencies at all levels, as well as universities and other educational entities.
The Integrated List identifies whether or not a particular surface water of the state is currently meeting its designated uses as detailed in the Standards for Interstate and Intrastate Surface Waters (20.6.4 NMAC) through application of the State's Assessment Protocols. "Category 5" waters on the Integrated List speciffically constitute the CWA §303(d) List of Impaired Waters. The Integrated List is represented as Appendix A of the 2014-2016 State of New Mexico CWA §303(d)/305(b) Integrated Report.