New Mexico makes it easier for public to comment

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The New Mexico Environment DepartmentOpens in a new tab. announced that it is making it easier for the public to comment on draft permits, rulemaking proposals and agenda items.

Among other things, the Department administers and enforces surface water and groundwater quality, as well as wastewater standards and public recreation water safety.

The Department’s new “Public Comment PortalOpens in a new tab.” allows people to submit comments online. The portal makes draft rules and other documents available for immediate view and download.

“We continue to invest in making the Environment Department more accessible for all New Mexicans – including the public’s ability to easily comment on proposed rules and permits that can impact their environment,” said NMED Cabinet Secretary James Kenney. “Our public comment portal allows community voices to inform our activities, further demonstrating our innovation in Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s commitment to open and collaborative state government.”


Since 1995, Deborah has owned and operated LegalTech LLC with a focus on water rights. Before moving to Arizona in 1986, she worked as a quality control analyst for Honeywell and in commercial real estate, both in Texas. She learned about Arizona's water rights from the late and great attorney Michael Brophy of Ryley, Carlock & Applewhite. Her side interests are writing (and reading), Wordpress programming and much more.

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