Governing Law and Regulations
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.