Governing Law and Regulations
New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) Air Quality Bureau Permitting section
Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
· Rules. New Mexico’s Title V operating permit program mirrors the federal requirements. The state’s Title V operating permit program received full approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), effective December 26, 1996. NMED has established a Title V permitting threshold for greenhouse gas emissions that is consistent with the current federal requirements. See the national section TITLE V for more information on the federal requirements.
· Administration and enforcement. The Permitting Section of NMED’s Air Quality Bureau administers and enforces the air permitting rules in New Mexico with assistance from the Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board.
NON-TITLE V OPERATING PERMITS
188.8.131.52 NMAC to 184.108.40.206 NMAC
New Mexico has a single permitting program for the construction and operation of nonmajor sources. Applicable sources must operate in compliance with the terms and conditions of the construction permit. See CONSTRUCTION PERMITS in the state section AIR EMISSIONS PERMITS for applicability and permitting requirements.
Synthetic Minor Permits
Certain facilities with potential emissions above major source ...