New Mexico Contingency Plan regulations & environmental compliance analysis

New Mexico Contingency Plan: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Contingency plan rules for hazardous waste large quantity generators (LQGs): 20.4.1.300 New Mexico Administrative Code (NMAC) Contingency plan rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): 20.4.1.500 NMAC and 20.4.1.600 NMAC (interim status)

Regulatory Agency
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New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) Water and Waste Management Division Hazardous Waste Bureau Compliance and Technical Assistance Program

Comparison: State vs. Federal

· Rules. New Mexico has adopted by reference the federal contingency plan rules applicable to LQGs, permitted hazardous TSDFs, and interim-status TSDFs. There are no additional state provisions.

· Administration and enforcement. NMED's Hazardous Waste Bureau administers and enforces the contingency plan requirements in New Mexico.


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