Programs & Services

Mining Act Reclamation Program

The Mining Act Reclamation Program (MARP) was created under the New Mexico Mining Act of 1993 to regulate hard rock mining reclamation activities for all minerals except the exploration and extraction of potash, sand, gravel, caliche, borrow dirt, and quarry rock used as aggregate in construction; the exploration and extraction of natural petroleum in a liquid or gaseous state by means of wells or pipes; the development or extraction of coal; the extraction of geothermal resources; smelting, refining, cleaning, preparation, transportation or other off-site operations not conducted on permit areas; or the extraction, processing or disposal of commodities, by product materials or wastes or other activities regulated by the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

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Hardrock Statute and Regulations


Mining Act Reclamation Program Rules


Mining and Minerals Division Rules

Permit Requirements for Energy and Mineral Projects in New Mexico

Contact Information

Name Phone Number Email
Holland Shepherd, Program Manager (505) 490-0967
Clinton Chisler, Reclamation Soil Scientist (505) 467-9589
David (“DJ”) Ennis, PG, Reclamation Specialist (505) 372-8634
Jennifer Johnson, Reclamation Engineer (505) 470-5354
Kevin Myers, Senior Reclamation Specialist (505) 490-0726
David Ohori, Senior Reclamation Specialist (505) 216-8945
Stephanie Rodriguez, Records Manager (505) 660-4777
Carmen Rose, Reclamation Specialist (505) 216-8399