New Mexico Containers regulations & environmental compliance analysis

New Mexico Containers: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Container management rules and organic air emissions standards: 20.4.1.500 New Mexico Administrative Code (NMAC) and 20.4.1.600 NMAC (interim status) Empty container rules: 20.4.1.200 NMAC

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 hazardous waste container requirements, including the empty container standards and the organic air emissions standards.

· Administration and enforcement. NMED's Hazardous Waste Bureau administers and enforces the container rules in New Mexico.


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