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Our mission is to protect and restore the environment and to foster a healthy and prosperous New Mexico for present and future generations. We implement our mission guided by four tenets:


Using the best available science to inform our decision-making in protecting public health and the environment.


Employing creative engineering and technological solutions to address environmental challenges.


Engaging communities and interested stakeholders in environmental decision-making outcomes.


Ensuring meaningful compliance with state regulations and permits; leveling the playing field through enforcement.

Non-Employee Discrimination Complaints

NMED does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age or sex in the administration of its programs or activities. To learn more or to file a complaint, visit our Equity webpage.

Quejas por Discriminación de No-Empleados

El Departamento de Medio Ambiente de Nuevo México (NMED, por su sigla en inglés) no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, discapacidad, edad o sexo en la administración de sus programas o actividades. Para obtener más información o para presentar una queja visite Equity webpage.

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18 Aug

30-day Public Comment Period: Freeport-McMoRan Chino Mines Co-Chino Mine Air Quality Construction Permit Application 0298M11

The 30-day comment period is open for this permit application. Information related to this application can be found under Grant County at: Use the Public Comment Portal to submit comments….
19 Aug

Wastewater Technical Advisory Committee Quarterly Meeting

9:30am – 12pm MDT
This is the quarterly meeting of the Wastewater Technical Advisory Committee.

Meeting Announcement

23 Aug

Rate Setting for Small Utilities 2-Part Series by Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC)

10am – 3pm MDT
Rate Setting for Small Utilities 2-Part Series by Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC)

This training will feature practical examples for participants who will learn the basics of Rate Setting and why it is essential for smaller utilities. Key topics include a survey of the rate setting process, selected rate models, data requirements, and tips for building and implementing a sustainable rate structure. Board members, utility managers, and operators are encouraged to attend this informative class.  This is a free training.

Two-Part Series Schedule: 
Part 1 | 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Break | 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Part 2 | 1:00AM - 3:00PM
This training is being held in Mountain Time

Registration: Are you attending this training as a group and not watching from your own computer? If so, your group leader will need to inform RCAC ( about attendees who will view sessions as a group prior to session start. You do not need to participate from your own computer/device, but will need to complete an evaluation to receive credit and contact hours.
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