Hazardous Waste Act (New Mexico)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||New Mexico|
|Name||Hazardous Waste Act (New Mexico)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Environmental Regulations|
|Affected Technologies||Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Nuclear|
|Program Administrator||New Mexico Department of the Environment|
"Hazardous waste" means any solid waste or combination of solid wastes that because of their quantity, concentration or physical, chemical or infectious characteristics may: cause or significantly contribute to an increase in mortality or an increase in serious irreversible or incapacitating reversible illness; or pose a substantial present or potential hazard to human health or the environment when improperly treated, stored, transported, disposed of or otherwise managed. The law excludes drilling fluids, produced waters and other wastes associated with the exploration, development or production of crude oil or natural gas or geothermal energy from the definition of hazardous waste. Also excluded is solid waste from the extraction, beneficiation or processing of ores and minerals, including phosphate rock and overburden from the mining of uranium ore.
Rules are stated for permits, storage tanks waste monitoring and testing and penalties.
|Contact Name||Steve Pullen|
|Department||New Mexico Environment Department|
|Division||Hazardous Waste Bureau|
|Address||2905 Rodeo Park Drive East, Building 1|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Hazardous Waste Act|