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Point Source Regulation Section
Watershed Protection Section

Public Notice of
Federal CWA Permits
Being Considered for
State Certification

 

ARCHIVAL DRAFT PERMITS

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Pursuant to:
Bulleted item... Clean Water Act Sections 401 and 404
Bulleted item... New Mexico Water Quality Act
Bulleted item... NM Ground and Surface Water Protection Regulations
(20.6.2.2001 - 2003 NMAC)
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The Federal Clean Water Act (CWA, 33 U.S.C 1251 et seq.) requires in Section 301 that “except as in compliance with this section and sections 302, 306, 318, 402, and 404 of this Act, the discharge of any pollutant by any person shall be unlawful.”  Section (§) 402 of the Act establishes the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program.  § 404 of the Act establishes the Dredge or Fill Permit Program.  The NPDES permit program is administered by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA).   The Dredge or Fill Permit Program is administered in New Mexico by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). § 401 of the CWA requires “state certification” of permits issued by a federal agency under the Act.  § 401 further requires the states to have procedures to certify the federally issued permits.  The purpose of such certification is to reasonably ensure that the permitted activities will be conducted in a manner that will comply with applicable State water quality standards, including the antidegradation policy, and applicable statewide water quality management plans.

The New Mexico Water Quality Act (Chapter 74, Article 6 NMSA 1978) assigns the responsibility of State certification to the Environment Department (§74-6-4.F).  The New Mexico Water Quality Control Commission (WQCC) has adopted regulations consistent with the above requirements, including:

Program Contact for
NPDES & Other Permits

Bruce Yurdin
Program Manager
SWQB-PSRS
P.O. Box 5469
Santa Fe, NM 87502
(505) 827-2795

Program Contact for
Dredge or Fill Permits

Abe Franklin
Program Manager
SWQB-WPS
P.O. Box 5469
Santa Fe, NM 87502

(505) 827-2793

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VIEW REGULATIONS

20.6.2.2001
-2003 NMAC

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Procedures for Certification of Federal National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permits are codified at 20.6.2.2001 NMAC.

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Procedures for Certification of Federal Permits for Discharge of Dredged or Fill Material are codified at 20.6.2.2002 NMAC.

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Procedures for Certification of other Federal Permits are codified at 20.6.2.2003 NMAC.

THE DEPARTMENT IS CURRENTLY REVIEWING THE FOLLOWING DRAFT PERMITS FOR THE PURPOSE OF PREPARING A STATE CERTIFICATION OR DENIAL PURSUANT TO SECTION 401 OF THE FEDERAL CLEAN WATER ACT. The Department will accept written comments regarding the draft permit during the comment period. Comments may be submitted electronically or by hard copy to the listed contact person of the Surface Water Quality Bureau at the address above. The Department will consider all comments timely received in its preparation of the State Certification.  To review previously archived DRAFT permits, please click here.

NPDES Permits
Individual NPDES Permits

Facility Name NPDES No. Date of USEPA Public Notice Date that Comments must be received at NMED – SWQB (before close of business) For Information
about the draft permit:
Staff Contact Person
City of Bloomfield NM0020770 07/25/2014 08/27/2014 www.epa.
gov/region6/
water/npdes/ publicnotices/
nm/nmdraft
.htm
Barbara Cooney
(505) 827-0212
Harper Valley Homeowners Association NM0029025 06/27/2014 07/30/2014 www.epa.
gov/region6/
water/npdes/ publicnotices/
nm/nmdraft
.htm
Sandra Gabaldon
(505) 827-1041
San Juan Coal Company—
La Plata Mine
NM0029505 06/27/2014 07/30/2014 www.epa.
gov/region6/
water/npdes/ publicnotices/
nm/nmdraft
.htm
Daniel Valenta
(505) 827-2575

General NPDES Permits

Permit Name NPDES No. Date of USEPA Public Notice Date that Comments must be received at NMED – SWQB (before close of business) For Information about the draft permit: Staff Contact Person
           

Dredge or Fill Permits
INDIVIDUAL DREDGE OR FILL PERMITS

Project Name Permit No.
(USACOE Action Number)

Date of USACOE Public Notice

Date that Comments must be received at NMED – SWQB (before close of business) For Information about the draft permit: Staff Contact Person
Kinder Morgan CO2 Pipeline Protection

SPA-2014-00040-DUR and SPA-2013-00070-DUR

7/14/2014

8/18/2014

8/18/2014

http://www.spa.
usace.army.mil/
Missions/Regul
atoryProgram
andPermits/
PublicNotices.
aspx

Public Notice
Aviso Publico

Neal Schaeffer 505-476-3017
Grassy Creek Low-Water Crossing SPA-2014-00296-ABQ n/a 8/18/2014

Public Notice
Aviso Publico

Neal Schaeffer 505-476-3017


GENERAL DREDGE OR FILL PERMITS

Permit Name Permit No.
(USACOE Action Number)

Date of USACOE Public Notice

Date that Comments must be received at NMED – SWQB (before close of business) For Information about the draft permit: Staff Contact Person
           

Other Federal Permits

Facility Name Permit No.

Date of Public Notice

Date that Comments must be received at NMED – SWQB (before close of business) For Information about the draft permit: Staff Contact Person
           

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For more information about the Procedures for Certification of Federal Permits Pursuant to CWA § 401 in New Mexico, please contact SWQB's Point Source Regulation Section Program Manager, Bruce Yurdin, at (505) 827-2795.

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