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 federal hazardous waste storage rules for permitted and interim status treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs). In addition, the state follows the federal requirements for generators accumulating hazardous waste on-site without a permit through its adoption by reference of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective in New Mexico as of December 1, 2018.
· Administration and enforcement. The New Mexico Environment Department’s (NMED) Hazardous Waste Bureau administers and enforces the hazardous waste storage regulations in New Mexico.