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SEMARNAT - SECRETARY OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES


Developing a State policy of environmental protection that reverses ecological deterioration and promotes sustainable use. SEMARNAT issues the Environmental Regulations for the Environmental laws, PROFEPA is the Prosecutor for the Protection of the Environment. Environmental Standards (NOM-SEMARNAT previously marked NOM-ECOL) are issued with the coordination of SEMARNAT and the DGN (Secretary of Economy department)

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        ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION

 

See - NOMs organized by categories

Law, Regulation, or Standard (NOMs)

Laws

 

USD

PESOS  
Federal Penal Code - TITLE XXV - Crimes against the Environment and Environmental Management  (REFORM published June 7, 2013 - effective July 07, 2013) 35.00 equivalent in MXN

The General Law of Ecological Equilibrium and Protection of the Environment. (LGEEPA)   last reform published January 16, 2014)

110.00 equivalent in MXN
General Law for the Prevention and Integral Management of Wastes  Reform published May 22, 2015, Affects small generators of wastes. 95.00

 

equivalent in MXN
Federal Law of Environmental Responsibility (NEW LAW published June 7, 2013 - effective July 07, 2013) 95.00 equivalent in MXN
LAW OF ENERGY TRANSITION 65.00 equivalent in MXN

REGULATION of the Law of Energy Transition.

Published in the DOF on 04/05/2017

65.00 equivalent in MXN  
LAW OF THE NATIONAL AGENCY OF INDUSTRIAL SAFETY AND PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT IN THE HYDROCARBONS SECTOR    45.00 equivalent in MXN

GENERAL LAW OF CLIMATE CHANGE 110.00 equivalent in MXN

Regulations

     
REGULATION OF THE FEDERAL LAW FOR THE CONTROL OF CHEMICAL PRECURSORS, ESSENTIAL CHEMICAL PRODUCTS AND MACHINES FOR MAKING CAPSULES, TABLETS AND/OR PILLS 95.00 equivalent in MXN

REGULATION OF THE GENERAL LAW OF CLIMATE CHANGE IN MATTERS OF THE NATIONAL REGISTRY OF EMISSIONS 110.00 equivalent in MXN

REGULATION OF THE GENERAL LAW FOR THE PREVENTION AND INTEGRAL MANAGEMENT OF WASTES          

(Published in the DOF Nov. 30, 2006 – Effective Dec. 30, 2006 – Reform published 31-10-2014 – Effective March 2, 2015)

95.00

 

equivalent in MXN
REGULATION OF THE GENERAL LAW OF ECOLOGICAL EQUILIBRIUM AND PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT IN MATTERS OF PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF THE CONTAMINATION OF THE ATMOSPHERE (first published in the DOF November 25, 1988, reforms published June 3, 2004, Reforms published Oct. 31, 2014 – effective March 2, 2015) 45.00 equivalent in MXN
Regulation of LGEEPA in the area of Environmental Impact.  updated with Reforms published April 26, 2012, Oct 31, 2014 65.00 equivalent in MXN
REGULATION of the LGEEPA in Matters of Self Regulation and Environmental Audits  Published in the DOF on April 29, 2010 – effective July 28, 2010 65.00 equivalent in MXN
Regulation of LGEEPA For The Protection Of The Environment Against Contamination Originating From Noise Emission. 45.00 equivalent in MXN
Regulation of LGEEPA in Matters of Ecological Planning and Organization. REFORMED SEPT 28, 2010 110.00 equivalent in MXN

Regulation of LGEEPA in matters of Recording of Emissions and Transfer of Contaminants  (includes AGREEMENT by which is determined the list of substances subject to reporting under Federal authority for the registration of emissions and transfer of contaminants)

45.00 equivalent in MXN

NOMs - STANDARDS
 are classified by number

     
NOM-001-SEMARNAT-1996 That establishes the maximum permissible limits of contaminants in the discharges of wastewaters into national waters and resources. 110.00

 

equivalent in MXN
NOM-002-SEMARNAT-1996 That establishes the maximum permissible limits of contaminants in the discharges of wastewaters to urban or municipal sewer systems. 85.00

 

equivalent in MXN
NOM-003-SEMARNAT-1997 That establishes the maximum permissible limits of contaminants for treated wastewaters that are reused in services to the public. 29.95

 

equivalent in MXN
NOM-004-SEMARNAT-2002, Environmental protection. Sludges and biosolids. Specifications and maximum permissible limits for contaminants for their best utilization and final disposition. 110.00

 

equivalent in MXN

NOM-005-SEMARNAT-1997, that establishes the procedures, criteria and specifications for carrying out the best utilization, transportation and storage of bark, stems and complete forest vegetation plants. 45.00

 

equivalent in MXN
NOM-006-SEMARNAT-1997, which establishes the procedures, criteria and specifications for the utilization, transportation and storage of palm leaves.
(Originally named NOM-006-RECNAT-1997 but as of April 23, 2003 – ECOL and RECNAT in the names of environmental standards are changed to SEMARNAT)
45.00

equivalent in MXN

NOM-007-SEMARNAT-1997, that establishes the procedures, criteria, and specifications for carrying out utilization, transport, and storage of branches, leaves or cactus leaves, flowers, fruits and seeds. Published in the Official Daily of the Federation May 30, 1997 45.00

 

equivalent in MXN
NOM-016-SEMARNAT-2013, That regulates the phytosanitary importation of new sawn lumber.
Published in the DOF March 4, 2013 – and took effect July 02, 2013
45.00

 

equivalent in MXN
NOM-022-SEMARNAT-2003, THAT ESTABLISHES THE SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE PRESERVATION, CONSERVATION, SUSTAINABLE UTILIZATION AND RESTORATION OF COASTAL WETLANDS IN MANGROVE SWAMP ZONES. 110.00

 

equivalent in MXN
NOM-034-SEMARNAT-1993 that establishes the measuring methods for determining the concentration of carbon monoxide in the air of the environment and the procedures for the calibration of measuring equipment. 45.00

 

equivalent in MXN

NOM-035-SEMARNAT-1993, that establishes the measuring methods for determining the concentration of total suspended particulate matter in the atmosphere and the procedures for the calibration of measuring equipment. 45.00

 

equivalent in MXN
NOM-036-SEMARNAT-1993,  that establishes the measuring methods for determining the concentration of ozone in the environment and the procedures for the calibration of measuring equipment. 45.00

 

equivalent in MXN
NOM-037-SEMARNAT-1993 that establishes the measuring methods for determining the concentration of nitrogen dioxide in the environment and the procedures for the calibration of measuring equipment. 45.00

 

equivalent in MXN
NOM-038-SEMARNAT-1993, that establishes the measuring methods for determining the concentration of sulfur dioxide in the atmosphere and the procedures for the calibration of measuring equipment. 45.00

 

equivalent in MXN
NOM-039-SEMARNAT-1993 that establishes the maximum permissible levels of emission to the atmosphere of sulfur dioxide and trioxide and sulfuric acid mist, in manufacturing plants of sulfuric acid. 45.00

 

equivalent in MXN
NOM-040-SEMARNAT-2002, Environmental Protection – Fabrication of hydraulic cement – Maximum Permissible Levels of emission to the atmosphere. 45.00

 

equivalent in MXN
NOM-041-SEMARNAT-2006, That establishes the maximum permissible limits of emission of contaminant gases originating in the exhaust of automobiles in circulation that use gasoline as a combustible. (Published in the Official Daily of the Federation on March 6, 2007) 45.00

 

equivalent in MXN

NOM-042-SEMARNAT-2003, That establishes the maximum permissible limits of emission of total or non methane hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides and particulates originating from the exhaust of new automotive vehicles whose gross vehicle weight does not exceed 3,857 kilograms, that use gasoline, liquid petroleum gas, natural gas and diesel, as well as the emissions of evaporative hydrocarbons coming from the fuel system of said vehicles.  Published in the DOF Sept. 7, 2005.

65.00

 

equivalent in MXN
NOM-043-SEMARNAT-1993  That establishes the maximum permissible levels of emission to the atmosphere of solid particulates originating from fixed sources. 39.95

 

equivalent in MXN
NOM-044-SEMARNAT-2006, that establishes the maximum permissible limits of emissions of total hydrocarbons, non methane hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, particulates and opacity of smoke originating from the exhaust of new motors that use diesel as a combustible and that will be utilized for the propulsion of new automotive vehicles, as well as for new units with gross vehicular weight greater than 3,857 kilograms equipped with this type of motors. (published in the DOF on the 12th of October of 2006 – effective on December 12 of 2006) REFORMS PUBLISHED JUNE 30, 2014 45.00

 

equivalent in MXN
NOM-045-SEMARNAT-2006, Environmental Protection. Vehicles in circulation that use diesel as a combustible. Maximum permissible limits of opacity, testing procedure, and technical characteristics of the measuring equipment. Published Sept. 13, 2007 75.00

 

equivalent in MXN
NOM-046-SEMARNAT-1993 That establishes the maximum permissible levels of emission to the atmosphere of sulfur dioxide, sulfur trioxide vapors, and sulfuric acid, originating in processes of production of dodecylbenzenesulfonic acid in stationary sources. 39.95

 

equivalent in MXN
NOM-047-SEMARNAT-2014, That establishes the characteristics of the equipment and the measurement procedure for the verification of the emission limits of pollutants from motor vehicles in circulation that use gasoline, liquefied petroleum gas, natural gas or other alternative fuels. 95.00 equivalent in MXN

NOM-050-SEMARNAT-1993 that establishes the maximum permissible limits of emissions of contaminating gases originating from the exhaust of automotive vehicles in circulation that use liquid petroleum gas, natural gas or other alternative fuels as fuel. 35.00

 

equivalent in MXN
NOM-052-SEMARNAT-2005, that establishes the characteristics, the procedure of  identification, classification, and the lists of hazardous wastes. (published June 23, 2006 – effective Sept. 23, 2006) This NOM cancels and replaces NOM-052-SEMARNAT-1993,  29.95

 

equivalent in MXN
NOM-053-SEMARNAT-1993 That establishes the procedure for carrying out the extraction test for determining the chemical compounds that make a waste hazardous by its toxicity to the environment. 29.95

 

equivalent in MXN
NOM-054-SEMARNAT-1993 That establishes the procedure for determining the incompatibility between two or more wastes considered hazardous by the Official Mexican Standard NOM-052-SEMARNAT-1993 59.95

 

equivalent in MXN
NOM-055-SEMARNAT-2003  that establishes the requirements that sites designated for the controlled confinement of stabilized hazardous wastes must meet. 39.00

 

equivalent in MXN
NOM-056-SEMARNAT-1993, That establishes the requirements for the design and construction of the complementary works of a controlled confinement for hazardous wastes. 29.95

 

equivalent in MXN
NOM-057-SEMARNAT-1993 That establishes the requirements that must be observed in the design, construction, and operation of controlled confinement cells for hazardous wastes. 29.95

 

equivalent in MXN
NOM-058-SEMARNAT-1993 that establishes the requirements for the operation of a controlled confinement of hazardous wastes. 29.95

 

equivalent in MXN
NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010, Environmental protection – Native species of Mexico forest flora and fauna – Categories of risk and specifications for their inclusion, exclusion or change – List of species at risk. Published in the DOF Dec. 30, 2010 – effective  March 2, 2011 175.00

 

equivalent in MXN
NOM-060-SEMARNAT-1994, that establishes the specifications for mitigating the adverse effects caused to the soil and bodies of water from forest utilization. 110.00

 

equivalent in MXN
NOM-061-SEMARNAT-1994, that establishes the specifications for the mitigation of adverse effects to the forest flora and fauna from forest utilization. (May 13, 1994)
 
110.00

 

equivalent in MXN
NOM-077-SEMARNAT-1995, That establishes the measuring procedure for the verification of the levels of emission of the smoke opacity originating in the exhaust of the automobiles in circulation that use diesel as a combustible. 45.00

 

equivalent in MXN
NOM-079-SEMARNAT-1994, That establishes the maximum permissible limits of emission of noise from new factory provisioned automotive vehicles and their method of measuring. 75.00

 

equivalent in MXN
NOM-080-SEMARNAT-1994 That establishes the maximum permissible limits of noise originating from the exhaust of automotive vehicles, motorcycles, and motorized tricycles in circulation and the method of measurement. 75.00

 

equivalent in MXN

NOM-081-SEMARNAT-1994 That establishes the maximum permissible limits of emission of noise from stationary sources and the method of measurement. Reform pubished Dec. 03, 2013 50.00

 

equivalent in MXN
NOM-083-SEMARNAT-2003, SPECIFICATIONS OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION FOR THE SELECTION OF THE SITE, DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, OPERATION, MONITORING, CLOSURE, AND COMPLEMENTARY WORKS OF A SITE FOR FINAL DISPOSAL OF URBAN SOLID WASTES AND WASTES REQUIRING SPECIAL HANDLING. 65.00

 

equivalent in MXN

NOM-085-SEMARNAT-2011, ATMOSPHERIC POLLUTION – MAXIMUM PERMISSIBLE LEVELS OF EMISSION OF INDIRECT FIRED COMBUSTION EQUIPMENT AND THEIR MEASUREMENTS.

95.00

 

equivalent in MXN
NOM-086-SEMARNAT-SENER-SCFI-2005, Specifications of combustible fossil fuels for environmental protection. 50.00

 

equivalent in MXN
NOM-087-SEMARNAT-SSA1-2002  Environmental Protection – Environmental Health – Biological –infectious hazardous wastes – Classification
 
49.95

 

equivalent in MXN
NOM-093-SEMARNAT-1995, That establishes the test method for determining the laboratory efficiency of the recovery systems for gasoline fumes in service and self service stations. 45.00

 

equivalent in MXN
NOM-097-SEMARNAT-1995 That establishes the maximum permissible limits of emission to the atmosphere of particulate material and nitrogen oxides in the manufacturing processes of glass in the country.    49.95

 

equivalent in MXN
NOM-105-SEMARNAT-1996, That establishes the maximum permissible levels of emissions to the atmosphere of total solids and total reduced sulfur compounds originating in the processes of recovery of chemicals from manufacturing plants of cellulose.  39.95

 

equivalent in MXN
NOM-115-SEMARNAT-2003, that establishes the specifications of environmental protection that must be observed in the activities of drilling and maintenance of land oil wells for exploration and production in agricultural zones, livestock and untilled zones, outside of protected natural areas or forested lands. 65.00

 

equivalent in MXN
NOM-117-SEMARNAT-1998, THAT ESTABLISHES THE SPECIFICATIONS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION FOR THE  INSTALLATION  AND GREATER MAINTENANCE SYSTEMS FOR  THE TRANSPORT AND DISTRIBUTION OF HYDROCARBONS AND PETROCHEMICALS IN  LIQUID AND GASEOUS STATE, CARRIED OUT OVER  EXISTING RIGHTS OF WAY LOCATED IN AGRICULTURAL, LIVESTOCK AND UNCULTIVATED ZONES. 45.00

 

equivalent in MXN
NOM-120-SEMARNAT-1997,  That establishes the specifications of environmental protection for the activities of direct mining exploration in agricultural zones, livestock, or uncultivated lands and in zones with dry and temperate climates in which grow vegetation of arid tropical scrub and tropical deciduous forest, forests of conifers or oaks.  Published in the DOF Nov. 19, 1998, clarification published Jan 06, 1999, Modification published May 06, 2004 120.00

 

equivalent in MXN
NOM-121-SEMARNAT-1997, That establishes the maximum permissible limits of emission to the atmosphere of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) originating from factory automotive painting of automobiles, multi-use vehicles, passenger vehicles, and utility vehicles; cargo and light trucks, as well as the method for calculating their emissions. 29.95

 

equivalent in MXN
NOM-123-SEMARNAT-1998, That establishes the maximum permissible contents of volatile organic compounds, in the fabrication of solvent based air dry paints for domestic use and the procedures for the determination of the contents of the same in paints and coatings. 39.95

 

equivalent in MXN
NOM-129-SEMARNAT-2006, Natural gas distribution networks. That establishes the specifications of environmental protection for the preparation of the site, construction, operation, maintenance and abandonment of natural gas distribution networks that are intended to be located in urban, suburban, and industrial areas, urban material support or support for services. 95.00

 

equivalent in MXN
NOM-133-SEMARNAT-2015  establishes the procedures and timetable for eliminating the presence and use of PCBs in Mexico. 65.00

 

equivalent in MXN
NOM-137-SEMARNAT-2003, Atmospheric contamination. Desulfurization plants of gas and bitter condensations. Control of emissions of sulfur compounds.
 
65.00

 

equivalent in MXN
NOM-138-SEMARNAT/SS-2003, Maximum permissible limits of hydrocarbons in soil and the specifications for their characterization and remediation. CANCELLED and replaced by the following:

NOM-138-SEMARNAT-SSA1-2012, Maximum permissible limits of hydrocarbons in soils and guidelines for the sampling for their characterization and specifications for remediation.     Was published in the DOF Sept. 10, 2013 – it took effect on Nov. 10, 2013 and cancels NOM-138-SEMARNAT-SS-2003

110.00

 

equivalent in MXN
NOM-141-SEMARNAT-2003, THAT ESTABLISHES THE PROCEDURE FOR CHARACTERIZING MINE TAILINGS, AS WELL AS THE SPECIFICATIONS AND CRITERIA FOR THE CHARACTERIZATION AND PREPARATION OF THE SITE, PROJECT, CONSTRUCTION, OPERATION AND POST OPERATION OF MINE TAILINGS DAMS.  220.00

 

equivalent in MXN
NOM-143-SEMARNAT-2003,  That establishes the environmental specifications for the handling of congenital water associated with hydrocarbons. 65.00

 

equivalent in MXN
NOM-144-SEMARNAT-2004,  That establishes the phytosanitary measures internationally recognized for wood packaging materials that are utilized in international commerce of goods and merchandise. 65.00

 

equivalent in MXN
NOM-147-SEMARNAT/SSA1-2004, that establishes the criteria to determine the concentrations of remediation of soil contaminated by arsenic, barium, beryllium, cadmium, chrome hexavalente, mercury, nickel, silver, lead, selenium, thallium, and/or vanadium.
Published in the DOF on Feb 03, 2007 effective Feb 05, 2007
120.00

 

equivalent in MXN
NOM-148-SEMARNAT-2006, Atmospheric Contamination. Recovery of sulfur from petroleum refining processes.  
Published in the Official Daily of the Federation Nov. 28, 2007
45.00

 

equivalent in MXN

NOM-149-SEMARNAT-2006, That establishes the specifications for environmental protection that is to be observed during drilling and maintenance activities, and for the abandonment of oil wells in the Mexican marine zones. (Published in the DOF January 31, 2007)

95.00

 

equivalent in MXN
NOM-150-SEMARNAT-2006, That establishes the technical specifications of environmental protection that must be observed during the activities of construction and preliminary evaluation of geothermal wells for exploration, located in agricultural, ranching, and uncultivated zones outside of protected natural areas and forested land. (Published in the Official Daily of the Federation  March 06, 2007 – effective on May 06, 2007) 95.00

 

equivalent in MXN
NOM-156-SEMARNAT-2012, Establishment and operation of air quality monitoring systems.
 Published in the DOF July 16, 2012 – Effective date July 16, 2013
110.00

 

equivalent in MXN
NOM-159-SEMARNAT-2011, That establishes the environmental protection requirements for the copper leaching systems.   Published in the DOF on Feb. 13, 2012 – effective date April 13, 2012 220.00

 

equivalent in MXN
NOM-161-SEMARNAT-2011, That establishes the criteria for the classification of Wastes Requiring Special Handling and for determining which wastes are subject to a Handling Plan; the list of the same, the procedure for the inclusion or exclusion from said list; as well as the elements and procedures for the formulation of the handling plans.   (Published in the Official Daily of the Federation on February 1, 2013 – effective July 31, 2013 REFORM PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 05, 2011) 65.00

 

equivalent in MXN
NOM-165-SEMARNAT-2013, That establishes the list of substances subject to reporting for the recording of emissions and transfer of contaminants.  Published in the DOF on Jan. 24, 2014 – effective March 25, 2014 65.00 equivalent in MXN
FIRST LIST OF HIGHLY HAZARDOUS ACTIVITIES AND
SECOND LIST OF HIGHLY HAZARDOUS ACTIVITIES
45.00

 

equivalent in MXN
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