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Jim Winchester
NMED Public Information Officer
(505) 231-8800
Email:  jim.winchester@state.nm.us

 

July 2014

Environment Department Issues “Boil Water Advisory” for Mine Shaft Tavern Water System (July 21, 2014)

New Mexico Environment Department & Department of Health Hosting Domestic Well Water Testing Event In Roswell (July 17, 2014) [Flyer]

NMED to Hold Public Meeting July 29 on Proposed Amendment to WQCC Dairy Rule (July 16, 2014)

Environment Secretary Ryan Flynn Joins City of Portales Leaders For $27-Million Wastewater Plant Groundbreaking (July 15, 2014)

Environment Department Settles Air Pollution Enforcement Action Against Gas Plant In Jal (July 11, 2014)

NMED Lifts “Boil Water Advisory” for Pine Springs Summer Camp in Otero County (July 8, 2014)


June 2014

City of Santa Fe Receives $75,623 to Expand Compressed Natural Gas Fleet (June 24, 2014)

Environment Department Program Recognizes Farmington Business for Workplace Safety (June 20, 2014)


May 2014

Governor Susana Martinez Announces Opening of River Stewardship Program Request for Proposals (May 22, 2014)

NMED Issues 2nd Administrative Order To DOE For Nitrate Salt-bearing Waste Containers (May 20, 2014) WIPP Order

NMED Issues Administrative Order to DOE/LANS - Order Calls For Precautions On Handling and Storage of Nitrate Salt-bearing Waste Containers (May 19, 2014) LANL Order

New Mexico Court of Appeals Upholds Copper Rule Ruling Preserves Protections for New Mexico’s Groundwater (May 9, 2014)

Environment Department Settles Air Pollution Enforcement Actions with Central New Mexico Companies (May 9, 2014)

Free Domestic Well Water Testing in Mora County (May 5, 2014)


April 2014

State Applauds EPA Action On Regional Haze Settlement Agreement (April 30, 2014)

Environment Department Celebrates National Air Quality Awareness Week (April 28, 2014)

Public Workshop on Upcoming Atari Waste Excavation in Alamogordo (April 23, 2014)


March 2014

NMED Withdraws WIPP Permit Modification Request (March 21, 2014)

Notice of Public Hearing - Homestake Mining Permit DP-200 For Modification & Renewal Of Groundwater Discharge (March 17, 2014)


February 2014

Ryan Flynn Confirmed as Secretary of New Mexico Environment Department (February 18, 2014)

State Announces Funding Approval of $287,540 to Animas River Watershed Protection (February 17, 2014)

Recycling and Illegal Dumping Grant Applications Are Now Available (February 13, 2014)

Surface Water Quality Employees Receive Highest Honors From New Mexico Water & Wastewater Association (February 12, 2014)

NMED to Hold Open House to Discuss The San Vicente Creek Mill Restoration Project (February 7, 2014)

NMED Reaches Agreement To Coordinate Activities And Facilitate Cooperation With San Ildefonso Pueblo (February 7, 2014)

New Mexico Environment Department Air Quality Bureau Hosting Annual Smoke Management Meetings (February 3, 2014)


January 2014

Workshop On Draft Discharge Permit DP-200 For Homestake Mining Company Uranium Millsite (January 30, 2014) DP-200 Homestake Mining

Environment Department Issues Public Reprimand To Certified Operator Gary Alan Goss (January 23, 2014)

NMED SWQB Releases Nonpoint Source Management Plan Public Notice (January 06, 2014)


December 2013

NMED Reinforces On-Going “Boil Water Advisory” for Chippeway Water Users Association (December 13, 2013)

Comment Period For LANL Draft Assessment Plan Extended (December 5, 2013)

Selection of Wildlife & Wildlife Habitat Restoration Project (December 5, 2013)


November 2013

Public Meeting for Changes to Waster Quality Standards for Animas River (November 26, 2013)

Environment Department To Hold Public Meeting On Discharge Permit For Homestake Mining (November 26, 2013)

Environment Department Lifts Precautionary Boil Water Advisory for Vaughn Duran & Encino (November 21, 2013)

NMED Lifts Boil Water Advisory for St. Johns Mobile Home Park Water System (November 18, 2013)

Boil Water Advisory Issued for St. Johns Mobile Home Park Water System (November 15, 2013)

Environment Department Lifts “Boil Water Advisory” for Ramah Water and Sanitation District (November 12, 2013)

NMED Issues "Precautionary Boil Water Advisory" for Vaughn Duran and Encino Water Systems (November 11, 2013)

Council Seeks Comments on Draft LANL Natural Resource Damage Assessment Plan (November 8, 2013)


October 2013

Kirtland AFB Completes First Significant Aquifer Step Test (October 30, 2013)

NMED Announces Free Water Testing Event in Ohkay Owingeh (October 29, 2013)

NMED Settles Air Quality Violations with Regency Field Services, LLC (October 29, 2013)

NMED To Announce $27,000,000 Loan To Overhaul The City of Portales Water Treatment Plant (October 24, 2013)

NMED Lifts "Boil Water Advisory" for Tom and Jerry Plaza Water System, Cedar Crest (October 8, 2013)

NMED Issues "Boil Water Advisory" for Tom and Jerry Plaza Water System, Cedar Crest (October 4, 2013)

Ramah Water Sanitation District Boil Water Advisory (October 3, 2013)

Canada de Los Alamos Boil Water Advisory Lift (October 3, 2013)

NMED Lifts "Boil Water Advisory" for Agua Pura Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association (MDWCA) in Mora County (October 2, 2013)


September 2013

NMED Issues “Boil Water Advisory” for Canada de Los Alamos Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association (MDWCA) (September 26, 2013)

NMED Lifts Precautionary Boil Water Advisory for San Juan Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association (September 26, 2013)

NMED Sponsors Water Conservation Workshop in Columbus - Noted Hydro-Geologist to Speak on the Mimbres Aquifer (September 26, 2013)

WIPP Annual Inspection Finds No Permit Violations (September 25, 2013)

Free Water Testing For Residents of Grant County (September 24, 2013) Mimbres Water Testing Flyer

NMED Receives Plan to Investigate Groundwater Contamination at Crop Production Services in Artisia (September 23, 2013)

Environment Department Lifts “Boil Water Advisory” for San Cristobal Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association (MDWCA) Water System (September 20, 2013)

UPDATED: Private Water Well Advisory for New Mexico Residents Private Well Owners Urged To Take Water Precautions; Residents Across New Mexico Should Be Aware of Disaster Related Scams (September 19, 2013)

NMED Air Quality Bureau Hosting Open House for Construction Permit (September 19, 2013)

NMED Issues "Boil Water Advisory" for San Cristobal Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association (MDWCA) Water System (September 16, 2013)

Private Water Well Advisory for New Mexico Residents - Private Well Owners Urged To Take Water Precautions (September 13, 2013)
EPA, What to do after the Flood ; EPA, Qué Hacer Después de una Inundación ; EPA, Septic Systems—What to Do after the Flood

Governor Martinez & New Mexico Environment Department Announce Settlement with Chevron (September 11, 2013)

New Mexico WQCC Approves Most Environmentally Protective Rules for Copper Mining in the Country (September 10, 2013)

Environmental Improvement Board Approves Regional Haze Settlement Agreement (September 5, 2013)

Veterans Hospital In Albuquerque Implements Source Water Protection Plan (September 3, 2013)

Four Corners Air Quality Group to Update Public at Meeting In Durango (September 3, 2013)


August 2013

Boil Water Advisory Issued For Agua Pura Near Mora, NM  (August 30, 2013)

Environment Department & State Engineer Announce Drought Public Information Campaign  (August 30, 2013)

Grant Enables City of Santa Fe to Expand Compressed Natural Gas Fleet  (August 30, 2013)

Boil Water Advisory Lifted for El Ancon in San Miguel County  (August 28, 2013)

Environment Department Announces Chino Mine Remedy Report Available (August 26, 2013)

Public Input Sought For Nonpoint Source Water Management Revision (August 26, 2013)

Environment Department Settles Enforcement Action with Intrepid Potash (August 26, 2013)

Environment Department Announces Aggressive Clean-Up Deadlines For Kirtland Fuel Spill (August 21, 2013)

Private Water Well Advisory for Corrales Residents (August 16, 2013)

Boil Water Advisory For El Ancon in San Miguel County (August 16, 2013)

Boil Water Advisory Lifted For Jal Water Supply (August 16, 2013)

Environment Department Issues "Boil Water Advisory" for Jal Water Supply System (August 14, 2013)

Environment Department to Offer Free Water Testing in Corrales (August 12, 2013)

Roosevelt County Water Utility Authority Boil Water Advisory Lifted (August 12, 2013)

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Roosevelt County WUA Water System (August 8, 2013)

Assistance for Public Water Systems at Risk of Shortage (August 7, 2013)

NMED Media Advisory: Assistance for Public Water Systems at Risk of Shortage (August 6, 2013)

NMED & EPA Announce Watershed Restoration Efforts Underway in Tres Lagunas Fire Area of Pecos River Canyon (August 5, 2013)

NMED & EPA To Announce Watershed Restoration Efforts Underway In Tres Lagunas Fire Area of Pecos River Canyon Media Will Have Opportunity To View Flood Damage In Area Currently Closed To Public (August 2, 2013)

"Boil Water Advisory" Lifted for Sunset Acres Water Company in Torrance County (August 1, 2013)

 


July 2013

Boil Water Advisory Issued For Sunset Acres Water System near Moriarty (July 23, 2013)

EPA Awards $350,000 to New Mexico to Clean-Up and Revitalize Contaminated Brownfields Sites (July 23, 2013)

Public Hearing To Be Held On Valley Meat Company Discharge Permit (July 23, 2013)

NMED and DOH Offer Free Water Testing in Socorro and Surrounding Communities for Domestic Well Water (July 19, 2013)

NMED To Hold Public Meeting Wednesday July 24, 2013 In Aztec Concerning The Ground Water Discharge Permit Application For Payne Rv Park (July 17, 2013)

Environment Department Settles Air Pollution Enforcement Action (July 16, 2013)

Environment Department Lifts "Precautionary Boil Water Advisory" For the Community Served by the Ruidoso Water System (July 16, 2013)

Environment Department Issues Permit for the Alcalade Waste Transfer Station and Recycling Facility (July 12, 2013)

NMED Lifts "Precautionary Boil Water Advisory" for Maxwell Water System in Colfax County (July 9, 2013)

Environment Department Issues Classification Determination for Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Permit Modification Request (July 7, 2013)

Environment Department Issues “Precautionary Boil Water Advisory” for the Community Served by the Ruidoso Water System (July 5, 2013)

Environment Department Lifts “Precautionary Boil Water Advisory” For the Village of Magdalena (July 3, 2013)


June 2013

Environment Department Issues “Precautionary Boil Water Advisory” for the community of San Juan MDWCA (June 28, 2013)

NMED to Offer Free Water Testing in Taos County (June 25, 2013)

"Precautionary Boil Water Advisory" Lifted For the Eldorado Area Water & Sanitation District (June 18, 2013)

UPDATED “Precautionary Boil Water Advisory” Issued for the Eldorado Area Water & Sanitation District - Customers are urged to Boil Water Prior to Drinking (June 14, 2013)

“Precautionary Boil Water Advisory” Issued for the El Dorado Area Water & Sanitation District - Customers are Urged to Boil Water Prior to Drinking (June 13, 2013)

NMED to Offer Free Water Testing in Dona Ana County (June 13, 2013)

New Mexico Oil and Gas Industry Groups Join with NM OSHA To Prevent Heat Illness in Outdoor Workers (June 10, 2013)

Magdalena Public Announcement (June 7, 2013)

"Precautionary Boil Water Advisory" Issued for the Village of Magdalena (June 5, 2013)


May 2013

Environment and Health Departments Issue Smoke Advisory (May 31, 2013)

EPA Recognizes Comanche Creek as a Water Quality Success Story (May 16, 2013)


April 2013

State Environment Department Alerts New Mexico Residents Of Risks Associated With Dust Storms (April 30, 2013)

NMED To Hold Open House To Discuss The San Vicente Creek Mill Restoration Project (April 22, 2013)

NMED Program Recognizes Businesses For Pollution Prevention Achievements (April 22, 2013)

Environment Department Completes Remediation at Sundowner Motel (April 18, 2013)

Governor Martinez Announces Cabinet Appointments at NMED and EMNRD (April 15, 2013)

Surface Water Quality Bureau Invites Public Input For the Triennial Review of Water Quality Standards (April 10, 2013)

NMED to Offer Free Water Testing in Deming (April 2, 2013)


March 2013

Wagon Mound Takes Action to Protect Drinking Water (March 29, 2013)

Settlement Reached in the “River of Tires” Lawsuit (March 22, 2013)

NMED Thanks State Legislators After the 2013 Legislative Session (March 22, 2013)

NMED Lifts "Precautionary Boil Water Advisory" For Lumberton MDWCA in Rio Arriba County (March 18, 2013)

NMED Completes Remediation at Historic Luna Lodge (March 18, 2013)

NMED Issues Modification to Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Permit (March 14, 2013)

NMED to Offer Free Water Testing in Peralta (March 12, 2013) Peralta Water Testing Flyer

NMED Seeks Public Input on State Solid Waste Management Plan (March 8, 2013)

NMED Alerts Doña Ana County Residents Of Risks Associated With Dust Storms (March 7, 2013)

NMED Alerts Luna County Residents Of Risks Associated With Dust Storms (March 7, 2013)


February 2013

NMED Lifts "Precautionary boil water advisory" for Arroyo Del Agua MDWCA Water System in Rio Arriba County (February 26, 2013)

NMED Seeks Public Input On Water Quality Study Of The Jemez River Watershed (February 19, 2013)

NMED to Offer Free Water Testing in Belen (February 19, 2013)
Water Testing Flyer

Governor Martinez Brokers Settlement Agreement With PNM and EPA Over Regional Haze (February 15, 2013)

Letter from the U.S. Environment Protection Agency regarding regional haze agreement (February 15, 2013)

Term Sheet Between U.S. Environment Protection Agency, Public Service Company of New Mexico, and the State of New Mexico (February 15, 2013)

Environment Department Issues “Precautionary Boil Water Advisory” For Maxwell Water System - Customers are urged to Boil Water Prior to Drinking (February 11, 2013)

New Mexico Air Quality Bureau Hosting Annual Smoke Meetings (Febuary 8, 2013)

Solid Waste Facility Grant Applications Are Now Available - Recycling and Illegal Dumping Grants Also Available on NMED Website (February 6, 2013)

Environment Department Issues Consumer Advisory For Not Cha Mama’s Gourmet Pickles (February 1, 2013)


January 2013

Environment Department Issues “Precautionary Boil Water Advisory” For Lumberton MDWCA - Customers are urged to Boil Water Prior to Drinking (January 30, 2013)

Environment Department Clarifies Differences Between Uranium Isotopes - Uranium in Santa Fe-Española Area Well Water is Naturally Occurring (January 29, 2013)

Membership Applications Now Available For New Mexico Environment Department’s Business Recognition Program (January 28, 2013)

NMED Issues Precautionary "Boil Water Advisory" for Arroyo del Agua MDWCA (January 23, 2013)

The New Mexico Office Of Natural Resources Trustee And The United States Fish And Wildlife Service Seek Public Comment On Wildlife Restoration Plan And Environmental Assessment (January 17, 2013)

 

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