Surface Water Quality Bureau
NPS Management Plan
The SWQB revised the Nonpoint Source Management Program planning document in 2009, utilizing public comments received during a formal Public Comment period of February 27 to May 15, 2009. Hard copies of the plan, revised to incorporate public comments received, were provided to the New Mexico Water Quality Control Commission (WQCC) on June 9 and June 18, 2009. NMED requested approval by the WQCC of the plan during their meeting on July 14 2009. WQCC approved the document with minor amendments.
The plan was submitted to EPA for approval on July 30, 2009. EPA approved the document on October 29, 2009, but asked NMED to answer several questions in an addendum. The letter from EPA approving the Nonpoint Source Management Program and the requested addendum comprise Appendix F in the planning document.
WQCC and EPA approval of the plan incorporate this document by reference into the State of New Mexico Water Quality Management Plan (WQMP).
The Nonpoint Source Management Program planning document describes dynamic programs and progressive actions to prevent nonpoint source pollutants from entering both surface and ground water. This program will help New Mexico meet its water quality standards, achieve the goals of the Federal Clean Water Act (CWA), and protect water quality for municipal, domestic, fisheries, agricultural, and other uses as defined and required by the WQMP.