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)

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New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) Resource Protection Division Hazardous Waste Bureau

Comparison: State vs. Federal

· Rules. New Mexico adopts by reference the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective in New Mexico as of December 1, 2018, which includes the federal contingency plan requirements for hazardous waste large quantity generators (LQGs). The state also adopts by reference the federal rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) contingency plans.

· Administration and enforcement. The New Mexico Environment Department’s (NMED) Hazardous Waste Bureau administers and enforces the contingency plan requirements in New Mexico.


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