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EPA in New Mexico

Compliance Assurance and Enforcement in New Mexico

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Enforcement in New Mexico

Our vision in New Mexico is to make environmental compliance commonplace to achieve clean air, water, and land. Our mission is to protect and sustain human health and the environment by ensuring compliance with Federal environmental laws in partnership with the states and tribes.

Air, hazardous waste and water enforcement programs and issues in the State are the responsibility of New Mexico Environment Department. Exit

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Air Enforcement in New Mexico

Objectives and Goals for New Mexico

The Air Enforcement Branch serves as the principal point of contact among all stakeholders on New Mexico air pollution enforcement issues. Members of our staff:

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Water Enforcement in New Mexico

Drinking Water Enforcement in New Mexico

The Safe Drinking Water Act Enforcement program performs technical, scientific and administrative review and evaluation necessary for the enforcement of the Public Water Supply and Underground Injection Control programs under this Act for the State of New Mexico. The adequacy and validity of economic, technical and scientific data and findings are assured while developing and issuing administrative orders, administrative penalty orders, and in initiating and developing enforcement litigation referrals. These enforcement actions are handled in coordination with the New Mexico Environment Department.

Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4)

Storm Water Management Program (SWMP)

The NPDES MS4 permit requires, permittees to develop and implement a comprehensive Storm Water Management Program (SWMP) that must include pollution prevention measures, treatment or removal techniques, monitoring, use of legal authority, and other appropriate measures to control the quality of storm water discharged to the storm drains and thence to waters of the United States. If you are a permitted MS4 that has recently received a letter from EPA to participate in the MS4 Self-Assessment, you should download all the Modules, that apply to the programs you have implemented.

Drinking Water Provider Compliance Information

Looking for compliance information about your drinking water system? These useful web pages can help you learn how your drinking water provider is meeting federal and state requirements. Enter your providers name and search for results.

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Hazardous Waste Enforcement in New Mexico

Waste Enforcement in New Mexico

New Mexico is authorized to administer the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act hazardous waste program under EPA oversight. The Hazardous Waste Enforcement Branch, with the State, is responsible for enforcing these regulations. The Branch conducts inspections, reviews and data analysis to assess compliance. The Branch takes enforcement actions and assess the nature and extent of contamination and clean up.

Enforcement of Lead-Based Paint Requirements in New Mexico

The Hazardous Waste Enforcement Branch is responsible for enforcing the provisions of the Toxic Substances Control Act for lead-based paint. The Branch conducts inspections and takes enforcement actions to address violations and require compliance with Toxic Substances Control Act requirements.

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