Ground and Surface Water Protection (New Mexico)

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Place New Mexico


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

Implementing Sector State/Province



























Program Administrator New Mexico Environment Department
Primary Website http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/nmac/parts/title20/20.006.0002.htm



Last Review 2014-09-15


Information Source http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/OCD/forms.html, http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/OCD/documents/SearchablePDFofOCDTitle19Chapter15created3-2-2012.pdf


Summary

This regulation implements the New Mexico Water Quality Act. Any person intending to make a new water contaminant discharge or to alter the character or location of an existing water contaminant discharge, unless the discharge is being made or will be made into a community sewer system or subject to the Liquid Waste Disposal Regulations adopted by the New Mexico Environmental Improvement Board, must file a notice with the Ground Water Quality Bureau of the New Mexico Environment Department for discharges that may affect ground water, and/ or the Surface Water Quality Bureau of the department for discharges that may affect surface water.  

However, notice regarding discharges from facilities for the production, refinement, pipeline transmission of oil and gas, the oil field service industry, oil field brine production wells, geothermal installations and carbon dioxide facilities must be filed instead with the Oil Conservation Division.  Any person intending to inject fluids into a well, including a subsurface distribution system, unless the injection is being made subject to the Liquid Waste Disposal Regulations adopted by the New Mexico Environmental Improvement Board, must file a notice with the Ground Water Quality Bureau of the Environment Department.

                                                                                                                           Procedures for certification of federal national pollutant discharge elimination system (NPDES) permits, standards for ground water of 10,000 mg/l tds concentration or less, applications for discharge permits and renewals, monitoring requirements and fees are also stated.


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



Website http://www.nmenv.state.nm.us/gwb/NMED-GWQB-ContactUs.htm
Department Oil Conservation Division

Address 1220 South St. Francis Dr.

Place Santa Fe, New Mexico
Zip/Postal Code 87505
Phone (505)476-3440

Fax (505)476-3462

Website http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/OCD/contact.html
Department New Mexico Environment Department
Division Surface Water Quality Bureau
Address 1190 S. St. Francis Drivem N2050

Place Santa Fe, New Mexico
Zip/Postal Code 87505
Phone (505) 827-0187

Fax (505) 827-0160

Website http://www.nmenv.state.nm.us/swqb/Staff/

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

Authority 1: Water Quality Act, NMSA 1978, Sections 74-6-1 through 74-6-17
Date Effective 1990
Date Enacted 1990


















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