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Discharge Permits

Discharge permits are issued by the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) Ground Water Quality BureauTo make a long story short, if you are operating a dairy in New Mexico, you need a discharge permit. In addition, you must comply with the new public notice requirements.

If you are a new discharger (i.e. if you plan on opening a new dairy), complete and submit a Notice of Intent (NOI) to Discharge as soon as possible. 

Click here to link to the NOI www.nmenv.state.nm.us/gwb/Notice_of_Intent.doc 
Note: (click on "Cancel" when asked for your password)
For all dischargers (new, renewal, modification), complete and submit the discharge permit application form AT LEAST 120 days prior to your planned start-up date (new facilities) or the expiration date of your existing permit.  A discharge permit modification is required if you plan to change the quantity, quality or location of the discharge.  Click on the link below to download an application form.  The permit application must be accompanied by a $100 filing fee.  Additional fees are imposed prior to final issuance of the permit; the fee schedule is based on the discharge volume. 

Click here to link to the DP Application form:  or manually go to www.nmenv.state.nm.us/gwb/new%20pages/Forms/DPApplication.doc
(again, click on "Cancel" when asked for your password)

AND  "Part B" which pertains specifically to dairies:
The NMED is in the process of posting this form on their website.  DPNM will provide a link to the NMED form once it is available.  Check back soon.
DPNM is requesting that you DO NOT fill in the blank for "Number of Cows Milked Daily."  This is Confidential Business Information and the NMED does not need this information.   Your permit is for a discharge volume, NOT for a particular number of cows.

In the past, those of you wanting to renew your permit without any changes have simply submitted a letter to the NMED with that request.  However, NMED staff have informed us that they will now require a completed permit application, even for a renewal.  DPNM is working to get a straight and final answer on this, and we will keep you posted.  Keep checking the website's HOT TOPICS  for updates.

 

 

 


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