Environment Department Launches Review Process For Water Protection Regulations

NMED News:

SANTA FE ― The New Mexico Environment Department’s Ground Water Quality Bureau will host an informational public meeting 2-4 p.m., Friday to launch the review process and public dialogue for proposed revisions to water protection regulations at the Runnels Auditorium at 1190 St. Francis Dr. in Santa Fe.

The current ground and surface water protection regulations can be found at 20.6.2 of the New Mexico Administrative Code. 

The meeting will describe the forthcoming review process, highlight areas of the regulations that are under consideration for revision, and answer questions about the review process. All interested persons are encouraged to attend.  

“We’ve been making a variety of performance improvements across the agency during the last three years which are now coming to fruition,” Environment Secretary Ryan Flynn said. The planned update of the water quality regulations is no different and follows a series of operational and financial improvements to the Ground Water Quality Bureau over the past four years. We are prepared now to update the water protection regulations, so that they will reflect the latest science and state-of-the-art sampling techniques, while facilitating public participation.”

Updates on the forthcoming regulation revision process will be posted on the Ground Water Quality Bureau website. The public is invited to subscribe to the Ground Water Bureau’s General News updates here.