New Mexico
Environment Department

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(505) 827-2855 MAIN // 1-800-219-6157 (toll free)
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505-827-9329 (24 hrs)

Surface Water Quality

Lakes Amendment

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 created 19 new classified segments for 62 lakes that had been previously classified with streams or were unclassified.

Document Author Date
Public Draft of Proposal SWQB August 2011
Public Notice of Proposed Amendment SWQB August 12, 2011
Public Comments  Various Various
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