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Environment Department

Water Quality Control Commission Members

The WQCC is administratively attached to the Environment Department [§ 74-6-3.F, NMSA 1978].
The Commission assigns responsibility for administering its regulations to constituent agencies
[§ 74-6-4.E, NMSA 1978].

 

74-6-3. Water quality control commission created. (Repealed effective July 1, 2020.)  
 
 A.   There is created the “water quality control commission” consisting of:
(1)   the secretary of environment or a member of the secretary’s staff designated by the secretary;
(2)   the secretary of health or a member of the secretary’s staff designated by the secretary;
(3)   the director of the department of game and fish or a member of the director’s staff designated by the director; 
(4)   the state engineer or a member of the state engineer’s staff designated by the state engineer;
(5)   the chair of the oil conservation commission or a member of the chair’s staff designated by the chair; 
(6)   the director of the state parks division of the energy, minerals and natural resources department or a member  of the director’s staff designated by the director;
(7)   the director of the New Mexico department of agriculture or a member of the director’s staff designated by the  director;
(8)   the chair of the soil and water conservation commission or a soil and water conservation district supervisor    designated by the chair;
(9)   the director of the bureau of geology and mineral resources at the New Mexico institute of mining and technology or a member of the director’s staff designated by the director;
(10)   a municipal or county government representative; and
(11)   four representatives of the public to be appointed by the governor for terms of four years and who sh

 

Current WQCC Membership

Dana Bahar, Chief of the Department’s Petroleum Storage Tank Bureau

Designee 

New Mexico Environment Department

Santa Fe

Designated September 21, 2018

Larry Dominguez, Chair    Designee

New Mexico Department of Agriculture

Las Cruces

Designated January, 2015

Jacob Payne, Designee

New Mexico Department of Game & Fish

Santa Fe

Designated November, 2017

Designee

New Mexico State Engineer & Interstate Stream Commission

Vacant Position 

Dr. Nelia W. Dunbar, Designee

New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources

Socorro

Designated January, 2018

 

Barbara Toth, Designee

New Mexico Department of Health

Albuquerque

Designated July, 2018

Scott Dawson, Designee

New Mexico Energy, Minerals &
Natural Resources Department
Oil Conservation Division

Santa Fe

Designated April, 2013

Jane DeRose-Bamman, Designee

Municipal and County Representative

 

Roswell

Designated January, 2014

David Certain, Designee

New Mexico Energy, Minerals & Natural Resources Department

 
Santa Fe

Designated April, 2018

Howard Hutchinson, Designee

Soil & Water Conservation Commission

Glenwood

Designated January 2015

Designee

Member-at-Large

Vacant Position

 

 

Edward Vigil

Member-at-Large

Tularosa

Designated June, 2013

John Waters

Member-at-Large

Carlsbad

Designated  June, 2013

Unappointed Tribal-Pueblo
Member-at-Large

Vacant Position

Stephen Vigil, Commission Counsel

Designated November, 2017

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All questions regarding the Commission should be directed to:

Pam Castaneda
Administrator for Boards & Commissions

New Mexico Environment Department
P.O. Box 5469
Santa Fe, NM 87502
Tel (505) 827-2425
Fax (505) 827-1628

email:  pam.castaneda@state.nm.us

 

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