The Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 404 permitting program within the Albuquerque District's Area of Responsibility (AOR) for New Mexico (NM) and West Texas (TX) is administered by the NM/TX Branch of the Regulatory Division. The AOR of the NM/TX Branch covers the entire State of New Mexico and parts of West Texas—extending along the U.S./Mexico until reaching the confluence of the Pecos River and the Rio Grande.
There are two Regulatory offices within the NM/TX Branch: the Albuquerque District Office and the Las Cruces field office. The mailing addresses are as follows: 4101 Jefferson Plaza NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (Albuquerque District Office); and 200 E. Griggs Avenue Las Cruces, NM 88001 (Las Cruces Field Office).
Important: all permit applications, preconstruction notifications, requests for jurisdictional determinations, compliance certifications, and monitoring reports for projects within the Albuquerque District area of responsibility should be submitted electronically to SPA-RD-NM@usace.army.mil (projects located in New Mexico) or SPA-RD-TX@usace.army.mil (projects located in West Texas) for initial in-processing and project manager assignment. For the submittal of new requests for activities that had previous Corps interaction, please reference the assigned project number with the submittal, if known.
The map below depicts the Area of AOR for the NM/TX Regulatory Branch AOR and Points of Contact for general inquiries regarding actions located therein.
For assistance and general inquires with projects located in Taos, Colfax, Union, Mora, Harding, San Miguel, Santa Fe, Los Alamos, and Bernalillo Counties, contact Michael Uitvlugt, in the Albuquerque District office at (505) 342-3259.
For assistance and general inquires with projects projects located in San Juan, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, Cibola, Valencia, Torrance, Guadalupe, Socorro, and De Baca Counties, contact Forrest Luna in the Albuquerque District office at (505) 342-3678.
For assistance with projects located in Quay, Curry, Roosevelt, and all other counties located in southern New Mexico including counties in West Texas, contact either Justin Riggs at (575) 652-4574 or Reid Riley in the Las Cruces Field Office at (575) 652-3709.