New Mexico
Environment Department

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

Surface Water Quality

Dry Cimarron UAA

Executive Summary: The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) petitioned the Water Quality Control Commission (WQCC)  to consider amendments to the Standards for Interstate and Intrastate Surface Waters, 20.6.4 NMAC.  The Commission granted and held the hearing  for matter 11-05 (R) on April 10, 2012.  The WQCC  approved the amendments which changed the aquatic life use for the lower Dry Cimarron River from coldwater to coolwater.     

Document Author Date
Public Draft of UAA SWQB August 2011
Public Notice of Draft UAA SWQB August 12, 2011
Public Comments  Various August 10, 2011
Response to Public Comments SWQB Not applicable
Petition for Hearing  SWQB September 06, 2011
Procedural and Scheduling Order WQCC March 02, 2012
Hearing Notice SWQB Unknown
Hearing with Pleading Log WQCC April 10, 2012
Final Order and Statement of Reasons WQCC June 7, 2012
Integrated Rule 20.6.4 NMAC SWQB July 10, 2012
Submittal Letter to EPA WQCC July 12, 2012
EPA Response and Approval EPA November 26, 2012