New Mexico Air Permitting regulations & environmental compliance analysis

New Mexico Air Permitting: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Notice of intent: 20.2.73.200 New Mexico Administrative Code (NMAC)

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Construction permits:

Applicability: 20.2.72.200 NMAC and 20.2.72.402 NMAC

Application content: 20.2.72.203 NMAC and 20.2.72.403 NMAC

Action on applications: 20.2.72.206 NMAC and 20.2.72.207 NMAC

Major source construction permits:

Nonattainment new source review (NSR): 20.2.79 NMAC

Prevention of significant deterioration (PSD): 20.2.74 NMAC

Operating permits: 20.2.72.200 NMAC to 20.2.72.210 NMAC

Major source operating permits: 20.2.70 NMAC

Other state permits:

General permits: 20.2.72.220 NMAC

Streamline permits: 20.2.72.214 NMAC and 20.2.72.501 NMAC

Other permitting considerations:

Portable source relocation: 20.2.72.202 NMAC

Permitting requirements for the Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board: 20.11.41 NMAC, 20.11.42 NMAC, 20.11.60 NMAC, and 20.11.61 NMAC

Regulatory Agencies

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 air permitting program requires a permit for the construction or modification of any stationary source exceeding the established emissions thresholds. In addition, major sources are required to comply with the applicable provisions of nonattainment NSR and/or PSD. See the state section NEW SOURCE REVIEW for additional information on major source construction permitting requirements.

New Mexico has a single permitting program for the construction and operation of nonmajor sources. Therefore, applicable sources must operate in compliance with the terms and conditions of the construction ...


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