Hazardous Waste Act (New Mexico)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place New Mexico

Applies to States or Provinces New Mexico
Name Hazardous Waste Act (New Mexico)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Nuclear
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator New Mexico Department of the Environment
Primary Website http://www.nmenv.state.nm.us/HWB/stareg.html

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source http://www.nmenv.state.nm.us/HWB/


"Hazardous waste" means any solid waste or combination of solid wastes that because of their quantity, concentration or physical, chemical or infectious characteristics may:  cause or significantly contribute to an increase in mortality or an increase in serious irreversible or incapacitating reversible illness; or pose a substantial present or potential hazard to human health or the environment when improperly treated, stored, transported, disposed of or otherwise managed.  The law excludes drilling fluids, produced waters and other wastes associated with the exploration, development or production of crude oil or natural gas or geothermal energy from the definition of hazardous waste. Also excluded is solid waste from the extraction, beneficiation or processing of ores and minerals, including phosphate rock and overburden from the mining of uranium ore.

Rules are stated for permits, storage tanks waste monitoring and testing and penalties.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Steve Pullen
Department New Mexico Environment Department
Division Hazardous Waste Bureau
Address 2905 Rodeo Park Drive East, Building 1

Zip/Postal Code 87505-6313
Phone (505) 476-6000

Email Steve.Pullen@STATE.NM.US
Website http://www.nmenv.state.nm.us/HWB/hwb_org.html

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Hazardous Waste Act