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Popular Public Notices:

Governor Susana Martinez Announces River Stewardship Program Request for Proposals [May 22, 2014 Public Notice ]

Surface Water Quality Bureau - Draft TMDL Released for 30-Day Public Comment Period (Deadline: July 22, 2014)

Surface Water Quality Bureau - Draft CWA §303(d)/§305(b) Integrated List & Report Released for 45-Day Public Comment Period (Deadline: July 14, 2014)

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Upcoming Public Meetings:

NMED Dairy Rule Technical Working Group (TWG) will hold a public meeting on proposed amendment to WQCC Dairy Rule

Tuesday, July 29, 2014; 5:30PM to 8:30PM

Bassett Auditorium, Roswell Museum and Art Center, 100 W. 11th St.

The next meeting of the Environmental Improvement Board is: Friday, July 11 , 2014 @ 9 a.m.

The State Capitol 491 Old Santa Fe Trail, Room 307, Santa Fe, New Mexico USA 87501

The draft agenda will be posted here by Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

The next Wastewater Technical Advisory Committee meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 16, 2014 (9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) in the NMED Albuquerque Field Office. For more location information and download the draft agenda, visit the WTAC website.

Draft Agenda

The next Water Quality Control Commission public meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 @ 9 a.m.

Location: State Capitol Building, Room 307 490 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, New Mexico USA 87501

The draft agenda for that meeting will be made available here approximately 10 business days in advance.

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Upcoming Events:

Check out NMED's Events Calendar for a timeline view of what's going on.


NMED's communications office issues press releases, public notices, critical alerts, and other timely information to the media and general public. Use the links below. Check out our monthly calendar. And subscribe to one, or many, NMED Email Newsletters.

Media Contact

Jim Winchester
Communications Director
Tel. (505) 827-0314

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NM Environment Issues:

NEWS UPDATE - December 6, 2014

Governor Susana Martinez & NM Environment Department Secretary Ryan Flynn hand delivered two major Compliance Orders to U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz during a Saturday meeting in Las Vegas, NV.

Links to Administrative Orders.

  • DOE(LANL) Fourth Administrative Order (12/6/14)
  • DOE (WIPP) Fifth Administrative Order (12/6/14)

    Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Updates

    We are currently working with many other agencies and groups to assess and monitor the situation and will provide information as it becomes available.

    WIPP photo

    Bi-Weekly WIPP Incident Town Hall Meetings in Carlsbad and online. 1st & 3rd Thursdays @ 5:30 p.m. (more INFO)



    December 6, 2014

    Governor Susana Martinez & NM Environment Department Secretary Ryan Flynn hand delivered two major Compliance Orders to U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz during a Saturday meeting (December 6, 2014) in Las Vegas, NV. Please also see related links below to Administrative Orders.

    December 2, 2014

    NMED Review and Comments on Undergound Derived Waste Storage Plan - Letter issued December 2, 2014

    September 30, 2014

    Department of Energy (DOE) released the WIPP Recovery Plan, outlining the necessary steps to resume operations.


    Administrative Orders:

    For more details on the Orders see the Documents Page

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    KAFB Draft 2015 Strategic Plan

    Public comment period closed. Response to comments and revised Strategic Plan will be posted on our website soon.

    Upcoming Public Events:

    • Next KAFB/NMED Public Meeting: March 12, 5:30-8:00PM
      African American Performing Arts Center
      Informational poster session 5:30-6:00, Project update presentation and Q&A 6:00-8:00.


    Project News:

    • NMED issued a notice of Violation to KAFB for missed deadlines. The NOV cites dnew deliverable deadlines.
      NOV Letter (January 15, 2015).

    • NMED approves KAFB proposal for intallation of air-sparge wells to locate and remove LNAPL from jet fuel plume.
      NMED Approval letter (September 15, 2014)

    More Project Information ...

    Drought and Drinking Water in New Mexico

    The recent drought has affected all New Mexicans and left many of our communities vulnerable to water supply and water quality issues. Some of us have been affected more than others, but there are steps we can all take to help conserve water for all.

    NMED and the Office of the State Engineer are working to protect water quality and quantities. Together we are working with communities to help ensure safe supplies of drinking water.

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