New Mexico
Environment Department

Contact Information:
(505) 827-2855 MAIN // 1-800-219-6157 (toll free)
Environmental Emergencies:
505-827-9329 (24 hrs)

Ground Water Quality Bureau

Remediation Oversight Section


The Remediation Oversight Section encourages and oversees voluntary efforts to clean up contaminated sites, and administers the Ground and Surface Water Protection Regulations that require responsible parties to clean up contaminated soil and groundwater.   



Pilot treatment system for nitrate contamination in groundwater.

Section Links

VRP Sites (Public Record)
PDF / Excel

Targeted Brownfields Assessment Sites
PDF Excel 

Voluntary Remediation Brownfields Brochure 

Active State Cleanup Sites

Closed State Cleanup Sites

Superfund Sites in New Mexico

Subscribe to Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council (ITRC) Emails 

Report a Spill

Voluntary Remediation Program

The VRP provides incentives for the voluntary remediation of contaminated properties and encourages their redevelopment. Participants who successfully complete the program receive site closure documentation from NMED and liability protection for lenders and future purchasers.

Brownfields Assessment, Cleanup & Redevelopment

Brownfields are properties whose redevelopment is complicated by the presence or potential presence of hazardous substances or petroleum products. NMED provides no-cost environmental assessments of brownfield sites to local or tribal governments. NMED also manages a Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund providing low-interest loans for brownfield cleanups where redevelopment is planned.

State Cleanup Program

The State Cleanup Program administers those portions of the Ground and Surface Water Protection Regulations, 20.6.2 NMAC, that require the cleanup of contaminated soil and groundwater. The regulations require corrective actions to mitigate any damage caused by an unauthorized discharge, and investigation and abatement of subsurface contamination in order to attain ground water standards.


Remediation Oversight Section Staff Contacts:




Karen Menetrey, Program Manager

Santa Fe

(505) 629-8604

Julie Roybal

Santa Fe

(505) 372-9058

State Cleanup Program

Justin Ball, Team Lead


(505) 670-1428

Paul Chamberlain

Santa Fe

(505) 670-2571

Matthew Smith
(505) 660-8497
Kate Herrell

Santa Fe

(505) 670-1796

Voluntary Remediation and Brownfields Program

Rebecca Cook, Team Lead

Santa Fe

(505) 670-2135

Savannah Richards
Santa Fe
(505) 670-2221
Jennifer Muus

Santa Fe

(505) 670-2496



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