New Mexico
Environment Department

Contact Information:
(505) 827-2855 MAIN // 1-800-219-6157 (toll free)
Environmental Emergencies:
505-827-9329 (24 hrs)

Water Quality Control Commission

Water Quality Control Commission

Contact Information:

If you have questions, comments, filings, etc. for the Water Quality Control Commission you may call (505) 827-2855 or email


Previous Meeting Recordings:

Webex virtual meeting on 11/10/2020

Webex virtual meeting on 10/13/2020

Webex virtual meeting on 9/8/2020

Webex virtual meeting on 6/9/2020.

Webex virtual meeting on 5/12/2020.

Webex virtual meeting on 4/14/2020.

Next Meeting:

The Water Quality Control Commission will meet on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. A link to the Agenda follows:  2020-12-08 Draft Agenda

For more information about a particular case and upcoming meetings and hearings, please contact NMED at or 505-827-2855, or visit

NMED looks forward to a busy fall assisting Boards and Commissions as they catch up on pending matters. Thank you for your patience.


Please check back frequently for the latest additions or changes.  

All WQCC meetings are open to the public. During meetings, upon the direction of the Commission Chair, there will be time available for public comment on agenda items and on items not on the agenda. 

If you are an individual with a disability who needs a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter, or any other form of ancillary aid or service to attend or participate in the meeting, or both, contact the Commission Administrator at (505) 660-4305 or at least ten (10) days prior to the meeting or as soon as possible. Public documents, including the agenda and meeting minutes, can be provided in various accessible formats. Contact the Commission Administrator if accessible format is needed. Please contact the Commission Administrator if a summary or other type of accessible format is needed.


Active WQCC Matters

WQCC 19-46 (R) In the Matter of Proposed Amendments to 20.6.4 NMAC Establishing a Nutrient Temporary Standard
WQCC 20-04 (CO) In the Matter of ACME Home Town Cleaners; Sandy Ochoa and Retha Ochoa, property owners.
WQCC 20-07 (R) In the Matter of Proposed Revisions to: 20.7.5 NMAC – Wastewater Facility Construction Loans
WQCC 20-08 (CO) In the Matter of Water Protection Division of the New Mexico Environment Department v. Cannon Air Force Base
WQCC 20-14 (A) In The Matter of the Petition for Hearing on Renewal of Septic Disposal Facility Discharge Permit, DP-465 for S&R Septic (DP-465), Petitioner. 
WQCC 20-16 (CO) In The Matter of the New Mexico Environment Department Water Protection Division, Surface Water Quality Bureau v. Matador Production Company and San Mateo Midstream.
WQCC 20-18 (R) In The Matter of the Petition for Proposed Amendments to NMAC, Designation of Waters of the Upper Pecos Watershed as Outstanding National Resource Waters. 
WQCC 20-34 In The Matter of Revisions to the Statewide Water Quality Management Plan and Continuing Planning Process
WQCC 20-39(A) In the Matter of the petition for a Hearing on the Order of the Secretary Remanding for Consideration of Financial Assurance for Ground Water Discharge Permit for the Radioactive Liquid Waste Treatment Facility – US Department of Energy and Triad National Security, LLC, Petitioners
WQCC 20-51 (R)
In The Matter Of Proposed Amendments to Standards for Interstate and Intrastate Waters, 20.6.4 NMAC
WQCC 20-52
In The Matter Of Proposed Changes to Project Priority Ranking System and Interest Rate Set for FY2021.
WQCC 20-53
In The Matter Of Final Total Maximum Daily Load for the Rio Chama Watershed
WQCC 20-66 In the Matter of Final State of New Mexico 2020-2022 Clean Water Act Sec. 303(d)/Sec. 305(b) Integrated Report

For other WQCC cases click here.