Ground Water Protection Act (New Mexico)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place New Mexico

Applies to States or Provinces New Mexico
Name Ground Water Protection Act (New Mexico)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator New Mexico Environment Department
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source


The purpose of the Ground Water Protection Act is to provide substantive provisions and funding mechanisms to the extent that funds are available to enable the state to take corrective action at sites contaminated by leakage from storage tanks.  The act establishes the Storage Tank Committee, states the New Mexico Environment Department’s right of entry and inspection, and storage tank fee.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Jerry Schoeppner
Department New Mexico Environment Department
Division Groundwater Quality Bureau
Address Harold Runnels Building
Address 2 1190 Saint Francis Drive, PO Box 5469
Place Santa Fe, New Mexico
Zip/Postal Code 87502
Phone 505-827-2919


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: 20.6.2 New Mexico Annotated Code
Date Effective 2002