State-administered program—Class I, III, IV and V wells.
The UIC program for Class I, III, IV and V injection wells in the State of New Mexico, except for those on Indian lands, is the program administered by the New Mexico Water Quality Control Commission, the Environmental Improvement Division, and the Oil Conservation Division, approved by EPA pursuant to section 1422 of the SDWA. Notice of this approval was published in the Federal Register on July 11, 1983 ( 48 FR 31640 ); the effective date of this program is August 10, 1983. This program consists of the following elements, as submitted to EPA in the State's program application:
(a) Incorporation by reference.
The requirements set forth in the State statutes and regulations cited in this paragraph are hereby incorporated by reference and made a part of the applicable UIC program under the SDWA for the State of New Mexico. This incorporation by reference was approved by the Director of the Federal Register on June 25, 1984.
New Mexico Water Quality Control Commission Regulations (WQCC 82-1) sections 1-100 through 5-300 (September 20, 1982).
(b) Other laws.
The following statutes and regulations, although not incorporated by reference, are also part of the approved State-administered UIC program:
Water Quality Act, New Mexico Statutes Annotated sections 74-6-1 through 74-6-13 (1978 and Supp. 1982);
Geothermal Resources Conservation Act, New Mexico Statutes Annotated sections 71-5-1 through 71-5-24 (1978 and Supp. 1982);
Surface Mining Act, New Mexico Statutes Annotated sections 69-25A-1 through 69-25A-35 (1978 and Supp. 1980).
The Memorandum of Agreement between EPA Region VI and the New Mexico Water Quality Control Commission, the Environmental Improvement Division, and the Oil Conservation Division, signed by the EPA Regional Administrator on April 13, 1983;
Letter from the Director, Environmental Improvement Division and the Director, Oil Conservation Division, to Regional Administrator, EPA Region IV, “Re: New Mexico Underground Injection Control Program—Clarification,” February 10, 1983.
(d) Statement of legal authority.
“Attorney General's Statement,” signed by the Assistant Attorney General for the Environmental Improvement Division, the Assistant Attorney General for Oil Conservation Division, and the Deputy Attorney General, Civil Division, Counsel for the Mining and Minerals Division, undated, submitted December 8, 1982.
The Program Description and any other materials submitted as part of the application or as supplements thereto.
[49 FR 20197, May 11, 1984, as amended at 53 FR 43089, Oct. 25, 1988]