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



The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)Stormwater Program as established in Section 402 of the federal Clean Water Act  is responsible for the protection of surface water quality through the State by regulating point source discharges of pollutants to surface watercourses.

United States Environmental Protection Agency is the administrator (regulatory authority) for the stormwater permitting program in New Mexico.

The Bureau’s Point Source Regulation Section (PSRS) assists in the regulation of stormwater discharges by performing inspections on behalf of EPA and by serving as a local point of contact for providing information to operators and other agencies regarding this federal regulatory program.

Contact Susan A. Lucas Kamat (505-946-8924), (Acting) Program Manager, with any questions or for more information about PSRS activities.

Stormwater documents and references
Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4)
Frequently Asked Questions / Links for More Information

Green Infrastructure in New Mexico, March 2017 (OSE)

Jurisdictional Determinations (USACE)

        New Mexico TMDL Codes

     EPA’s Enforcement and Compliance History Online  and ECHO help