Environmental cases listed in New Mexico’s Enforcement Watch

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The New Mexico Environment Department  announces its inaugural monthly Enforcement Watch. The Enforcement Watch website is a listing of all active and resolved enforcement cases.

Active cases involve an alleged violation of a regulation, rule, permit, license, etc. Resolved cases are those that were adjudicated in court of law or administratively resolved. The Enforcement Watch also provides tools to report tips and to learn more about EPA’s Enforcement and Compliance History Online website.

In the month of April, three new entries were added to this month’s Active Matters listing and one was moved to the Resolved Matters listing.

The new additions to the report included:

  1. Dan Dee Dairy in Dexter, NM for a Notice of Violation from the Ground Water Quality Bureau
  2. Oxy USA, Inc. near Magdalena, NM for a Notice of Violation from the Air Quality Bureau
  3. EOG Resources Inc. in Midland, TX for a Notice of Violation from the Radiation Control Bureau

The following case was resolved in April:

  1. Three Saints Street – Kinder Morgan near Anthony, NM for resolving a July 7, 2020 Notice of Violation from the Hazardous Waste Bureau

“The Enforcement Watch website provides New Mexicans with transparency of our enforcement efforts across the state to protect their health, safety and our environment,” said NMED Secretary James Kenney. “As we integrate the Enforcement Watch into department processes, expect to see more historic data and regular additions of new and resolved cases added to the list.”

The Enforcement Watch website was launched in January 2023 to provide the public, the business community, environmental nongovernment organizations, and municipal governments with easy access to see which organizations the New Mexico Environment Department has alleged are in violation of regulations, permits, and/or licenses administered by the Department.