New Mexico Hazardous Waste Storage regulations & environmental compliance analysis

New Mexico Hazardous Waste Storage: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste storage facility rules: New Mexico Administrative Code (NMAC) and NMAC (interim status)

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On-site storage rules for generators: NMAC

Regulatory Agency

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.

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