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File for Hydrostatic Test Dewatering (4/21/2021):

The purpose of the Hydrostatic Test Dewatering document is to provide a guide for filing proper notification and preparing plans when operators intend to discharge wastewater generated from hydrostatic testing of pipelines of transmission of oil and gas.  The document is available for download here.

Addressing a Release to the Vadose Zone at a Part 36 Landfarm Pursuant to Part 29 (4/21/2021):

The document is available for download here.

Recycling Facilities:

19.15.34 NMAC applies to the transportation, disposal, recycling, reuse or the direct surface or subsurface disposition by use of water produced or used in connection with the development or production of oil or gas or both; in road construction or maintenance, or other construction; in the generation of electricity or in other industrial processes. 19.15.34 NMAC also applies to the transportation of drilling fluids and liquid oil field waste.

Permit or Registration for Recycling and Re-use of Produced Water, Drilling Fluids and Liquid Oil Field Waste including Recycling Containment (C-147L). The C-147 long form document can be downloaded here.

Permit or Registration for Recycling and Re-use of Produced Water, Drilling Fluids and Liquid Oil Field Waste (C-147S).  The C-147 short form is here.

19.15.34.9.C. The operator of a recycling facility shall keep accurate records and shall report monthly to the division the total volume of water received for recycling, with the amount of fresh water received listed separately, and the total volume of water leaving the facility for disposition by use on form C-148.

Discharge Plans:

The New Mexico Oil Conservation Division (OCD) regulates disposal of non-domestic wastes resulting from the activities at Natural Gas Plants, Refineries, Compressor and Crude Oil Pump Stations pursuant to authority granted in the New Mexico Oil and Gas Act and the Water Quality Act. OCD administers, through delegation by the New Mexico Water Quality Control Commission (WQCC), all Water Quality Act regulations pertaining to surface and ground water except sewage. However, if the sewage is in a combined waste stream, the OCD will have jurisdiction.

For more detailed information,  click here.

WQCC Notices

Discharge Permit (BW-35) Llano Disposal, LLC (07/29/2022)

The Underground Injection Control (UIC) Class III Solution Mining Well “Siringo ACS State Well No. 1” (API# 30-025-30701) is located at UL: D, Section 26, Township 17 South, Range 36 East, Latitude: N 32.81150º Longitude: W -103.33178°, NMPM, Lea County. The injection well is located approximately 8.3 miles south of Lovington, or 1.1 miles east of the intersection of Hwy-483 (Arkansas Jct.) and Hwy-50 (Buckeye Rd.).

Administratively Complete (7/29/2022)

Application (6/14/2022)

Discharge Permit (7/31/2022)

Public Notice (Estimated OCD date: Sunday 7/31/2022)

Discharge Permit (BW-36/Facility ID# fCJC2116031873) H.R.C. INC, (07/29/2022)

The Underground Injection Control (UIC) Class III Brine or Solution Mining Injection Well “Schubert Farms Brine Well No.1” (API No. 30-025-37548) is located at UL: B, Section 25 Township 19 South, Range 38 East, 330 FNL, 1650 FEL, Lat. 32.63760°, Long. -103.09880°, NMPM, Lea County, New Mexico. The injection well is located approximately 1.9 miles E-NE of Nadine, NM or 1.7 miles E of the intersection of Hwy- 18 (S. Eunice Hwy.) and 0.95-mile N of Hwy- 56.

Administratively Complete (7/29/2022)

Application (5/26/2022)

Discharge Permit (7/31/2022)

Public Notice (Estimated OCD date: Sunday 7/31/2022

Discharge Permit Application – Agua Moss, LLC. (7/29/2022)

Discharge Permit (UICI-5/Facility ID# fCJC2115960695) Agua Moss, LLC, (07/29/2022):
The Underground Injection Control (UIC) Class I (Non-hazardous) Injection Well “Sunco Disposal Well No. 1- WDW-1″ (API No. 30-045-28653) is located at UL: E, Section 2, Township 29 North, Range 12 West, 1,595 FNL, 1,005 FWL, Latitude: N 36.75737º Longitude: W -108.07279°, NMPM, San Juan County. The well/facility is approximately 6 miles southwest of Aztec, NM at the intersection of County Roads 3500 and 3773.

Administratively Complete (7/29/2022)

Application (6/6/2022)

Discharge Permit (7/31/2022)

Public Notice (Estimated OCD Post Date: Sunday 7/31/2022)

Discharge Permit Application – HollyFrontier Navajo Refining LLC, Lovington Refinery (6/9/2022)

The New Mexico Oil Conservation Division (OCD), Environmental Bureau, has reviewed a discharge permit application for HollyFrontier Navajo Refining LLC, Lovington, NM Refinery (Lovington Refinery).  The discharge permit application was deemed administratively complete on 6/9/2022.  Subsection E of 20.6.2.3108 NMAC requires the below information be posted on OCD’s website and sent to those persons on a general and facility-specific list maintained by OCD:

HollyFrontier Navajo Refining LLC owns the Lovington Refinery. The Lovington Refinery is located at 7406 South Main Street, Lovington, NM, 88260 in Section 15, Township 16 South, Range 36 East, New Mexico Principal Meridian, Lea County. The Lovington Refinery is a crude/vacuum distillation facility that processes crude oil into intermediate products which are then transported via pipelines owned by Holly Energy Partners to the Navajo Artesia Refinery to be upgraded into finished products.  Lovington Refinery has an average daily throughput of approximately 69,931 barrels per day (bbl/day) with a maximum storage capacity of 1,238,453 bbl/day. Groundwater that may be affected by a potential (unintentional) discharge at the Lovington Refinery occurs at a depth of approximately 100 feet below ground surface with a total dissolved solids concentration of approximately 1,440 milligrams per liter.

The OCD contact by which interested parties may obtain information, submit comments, and request to be placed on a facility-specific mailing list for future notices is Shelly Wells, Environmental Specialist – Advanced, 505-476-3441, Shelly.Wells@state.nm.us.  The OCD mailing address is 1220 South St. Francis Drive, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87505.  The OCD will accept comments and statements of interest regarding the discharge permit application and will create a facility-specific mailing list for persons who wish to receive future notices.

Discharge Permit Renewal (BW-2) Basic Energy Services, L.P. (06/10/2020)

The Underground Injection Control (UIC) Class III Solution Mining Well “Eunice Brine Well No. 1” (API# 30-025-26884) is located at UL: O, Section 34, Township 21 South, Range 37 East, Latitude: N 32.42983º Longitude: W -103. 15015°, NMPM, Lea County. The brine well may be found driving approximately 3/4 mile east on Texas Street and 1/2 mile south on Fourth Street from the Town of Eunice, New Mexico.

Administratively Complete (6/9/2020)

Description (6/10/2020)

Application (5/19/2020)

Discharge Permit (6/21/2020)

Public Notice (Estimated OCD date: Sunday 6/21/2020)

Surface Waste Management Notices

Small Landfarm Registration (NM3-3), Hilcorp Energy Corporation (10/15/2021)

Mansfield #11N Landfarm, located in the NE ¼ of the SW ¼  (Unit Letter K) in Section 29 of Township 30 North, Range 9 West NMPM in San Juan County, NM (latitude 36.78040, longitude -107.80726) approximately 3 miles northwest of Turley, New Mexico.

Hilcorp Energy Corporation Form C-137 EZ Registration and Approval

Surface Waste Management Facility Permit (NM2-026), Hilcorp Energy Company (10/28/21)

Application for a New Centralized Surface Waste Management Facility, Tank Mountain Landfarm, is proposed approximately 12.7 miles northeast of Aztec, New Mexico in Section 5 of Township 31 North, Range 9 West NMPM, San Juan County, New Mexico.

Tentative Decision to Issue Permit with Conditions – Tank Mountain Surface Waste Management Facility

Hilcorp Energy Tank Mountain Landfarm Surface Waste Management Facility Notice (NM2-026) (12/10/2020)
Surface Waste Management Facilities Permit (NM1-005), Basin Disposal Inc. (11/12/19)

Renewal Application for an Existing Commercial Surface Waste Management Facility, Basin Disposal Surface Waste Management Facility, is proposed approximately 3 miles north of Bloomfield, New Mexico in Section 3 of Township 29 North, Range 11 West NMPM, San Juan County, New Mexico.

Basin Disposal Inc. Surface Waste Management Facility Notice

Surface Waste Management Facilities Permit (NM1-065), Envirotech Inc. (06/28/19)

Application for a New Commercial Surface Waste Management Facility, Envirotech Landfarm #4, is proposed approximately 14.5 miles south of Bloomfield, New Mexico in Sections 6, 7, and 8 of Township 26 North, Range 10 West NMPM, San Juan County, New Mexico.

Envirotech Inc. Landfarm #4 New Application Notice