New Mexico
Environment Department

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

Hazardous Waste Bureau

Clandestine Drug Laboratories

The objective of the New Mexico Clandestine Drug Lab Cleanup Program is to provide for the notice of contamination to potential occupants of a residually contaminated property (or portion of a property) and to provide standards for the assessment and remediation of such properties.


The Rule – Clandestine Drug Laboratory Remediation Rule, 20.4.5 NMAC (The Cleanup Rule)

Cleanup Process Flow Chart  – depicting the cleanup process and requirements.


State and Federal Lists of Contaminated Properties:

State of New Mexico’s List of Properties where Clandestine Drug Laboratory Seizures Have Been Made (May 2018)

Federal Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Clandestine Laboratory Register



Cleanup Guidanceprovides guidance documents written by other states for use in determining cleanup methodologies.

Public Outreachfrequently asked questions, list of remediation (cleanup) contractors in New Mexico, and a presentation on the affects of the rule.

Background Informationprovides background research that was used to develop the Rule.

Articles and Fact Sheetslist of articles pertaining to clandestine drug labs, touching on subjects like chemical hazards and community risks.

Other Agency CDL Websiteslist of links to other states’ CDL programs.

Safety Alert: Propane Cylinders


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