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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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Jim Winchester
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Tel. (505) 827-0314

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Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) 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.

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



September 30, 2014

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

July 3, 2014

Addendum to the Los Alamos National Laboratory Hazardous Waste Facility Permit Reporting on the Instances of Noncompliance and Releases for Fiscal Years 2012 and 2013


Administrative Orders:

For more details on the Orders see the Documents Page

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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