New Mexico
Environment Department

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

Environmental Improvement Board

Rules and Responsibilities


Responsibilities Meetings Notices Legislation Regulations


Public Comment

The EIB is responsible for the promulgation of rules and standards in (1) food protection; (2) water supply, including a capacity development program to assist water systems in acquiring and maintaining technical, managerial and financial capacity in accordance with § 1420 in accordance with the federal Safe Drinking Water Act and rules authorizing imposition of administrative penalties for enforcement; (3) liquid waste, including exclusive authority to establish on-site liquid waste system fees and to implement and administer an inspection and permitting program for on-site liquid waste systems; (4) air quality management as provided in the state Air Quality Control Act [§§ 74-2-1 to 74-2-22 NMSA 1978]; (5) radiation control as provided in the state Radiation Protection Act [§§ 74-3-1 to 74-3-16 NMSA 1978]; (6) noise control; (7) nuisance abatement; (8) vector control; (9) occupational health and safety as provided in the Occupational Health and Safety Act [§§ 50-9-1 to 50-9-25 NMSA 1978]; (10) sanitation of public swimming pools and public baths; (11) plumbing, drainage, ventilation and sanitation of public buildings in the interest of public health; (12) medical radiation, health and safety certification and standards for radiologic technologists as provided in the Medical Radiation Health and Safety Act [§§ 61-14E-1 to 61-14E-12 NMSA 1978]; (13) hazardous wastes and petroleum storage tanks as provided in the Hazardous Waste Act [§§ 74-4-1 to 74-4-14 NMSA 1978]; and (14) solid waste as provided in the Solid Waste Act [§§ 74-9-1 to 74-9-43 NMSA 1978].

All questions regarding the Board should be directed to:

Cody Barnes
Administrator for Boards & Commissions

New Mexico Environment Department
P.O. Box 5469
Santa Fe, NM 87502
Tel (505) 827-2855