New Mexico
Environment Department

Contact Information:
(505) 827-2855 MAIN // 1-800-219-6157 (toll free)
Environmental Emergencies:
505-827-9329 (24 hrs)
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  • Manzano Mountains Guadalupe and Mosca Peaks



October 15, 2019 – Newly posted data reveals opportunities to cut industry emissions

Los datos publicados recientemente revelan oportunidades para reducir las emisiones de la industria

October 10, 2019 – Environment Department monitoring effects of Colorado mine spill

October 9, 2019 – Some food products recalled due to possible Listeria contamination

Retirada del mercado de algunos productos alimenticios debido a la posible contaminación por Listeria

October 9, 2019 – Environment Department confirms lifting of “boil water advisory” for Mountain Orchard MDWCA in Otero County

El Departamento de Medio Ambiente confirma que se cancela el “Aviso de Hervir el Agua” para Mountain Orchard MDWCA en el condado de Otero

October 4, 2019 – Environment Department reviewing Stage 1 Abatement Plan to investigate groundwater contamination at a former RV park

El Departamento de Medio Ambiente revisa el Plan de Reducción de Etapa 1 para investigar la contaminación del agua subterránea en un antiguo parque de vehículos recreativos


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New Mexico Methane Map
Oil and Natural Gas Sources

Science – Methane is a potent greenhouse gas with a global warming potential more than 84 times greater than that of carbon dioxide, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Innovation – Our interactive map integrates various data sets to inform New Mexicans of potential sources of methane emissions.

Collaboration – Stakeholders like state and federal agencies, academia, NGOs and industry are welcome to share their data sets with NMED to add to this map.

Compliance – NMED will update this map with NMED inspection and compliance information on a monthly basis.

Note: This map is regularly updated.


Upcoming Public Meetings:


Air Quality Bureau Public Notices of Permitting Actions Page

Solid Waste Bureau Public Hearings and Meetings Page

Drinking Water Bureau Announcements and Public Notices Page

Ground Water Quality Bureau Public Notices Page


If you are an individual with a disability who needs a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter, or any other form of auxiliary aid or service to attend or participate in the hearing or meeting, contact Cody Barnes at least ten days prior to the meeting or as soon as possible at 505.827.2425 or  Public documents can be provided in various accessible formats. Contact Cody Barnes if accessible format is needed.


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Upcoming Events:

Check out NMED’s Events Calendar for a timeline view of what’s going on.


NMED’s communications office issues press releases, public notices, critical alerts, and other timely information to the media and general public. Use the links below. Check out our monthly calendar. And subscribe to one, or many, NMED Email Newsletters.

Media Contact

Maddy Hayden

Tel. (505) 827-0314

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Non-Employee Discrimination Complaints

NMED does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age or sex in the administration of its programs or activities. To learn more, or file a complaint, go to The Non-Employee Discrimination Complaint Page.


Quejas por Discriminación de No Empleados

NMED no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, discapacidad, edad o sexo en la administración de sus programas o actividades. Para obtener más información o para presentar una queja, visite: The Non-Employee Discrimination Complaint Page.



EPA and NMED Informal Resolution Agreement No. 09R-02-R6: Public Participation, Limited English Proficiency, and Non-Employee Disability Policies 


We are dedicated public servants, protecting and restoring the environment, fostering a healthy and prosperous New Mexico! On a daily basis, every @NMEnvDep public servant contributes to this mission. We are individuals making a difference for New Mexico. Every employee is NMED.