New Mexico Stormwater-Municipalities regulations & environmental compliance analysis

New Mexico Stormwater-Municipalities: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

National pollutant discharge elimination system (NPDES) permit program: 40 CFR 122.25 and 20 New Mexico Administrative Code 6.2

Regulatory Agencies
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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6

New Mexico Environment DepartmentSurface Water Quality Division (SWQD)

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Comparison: State vs. Federal

· Rules.. New Mexico is not authorized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to administer the federal National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program. See the national section STORMWATER—MUNICIPALITIES for a review of the federal municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) stormwater permitting program.

· Administration and enforcement. EPA Region 6 is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the stormwater discharge NPDES permit rules in New Mexico.

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