New Mexico GHG Management regulations & environmental compliance analysis

New Mexico GHG Management: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Reporting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions:

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Mandatory reporting: 40 CFR 98

GHG Permitting: 20.2.74 NMAC and 20.2.70 NMAC

GHG reduction targets: Executive Order (E.O). 05-033

Climate Action Plan (CAP): E.O. 05-033 and E.O. 06-69

Vehicle GHG emissions: 20.2.88 NMAC

GHG Reduction Program: 20.2.100 NMAC

Cap-and-trade program: 20.2.300 NMAC, 20.2.301 NMAC, and 20.2.350 NMAC

Regulatory Agencies

New Mexico Environment Department (NMED)

New Mexico Department of Energy (NMDOE)

Comparison: State vs. Federal
  • Rules. Before 2009, little action was taken at the federal level, beyond voluntary initiatives, to implement greenhouse gas (GHG) management strategies ensuring that GHG emissions are accounted for and controlled. However, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has changed its stance and is initiating actions to monitor and control GHG emissions.
  • New Mexico has developed regulations, statutes, and Executive Orders to address GHG emissions in order to meet state-established GHG emissions reduction targets. In addition, the state is working with other states to implement regional programs to monitor and control GHG emissions.

  • Administration and enforcement. NMED administers the state's climate change programs to address GHG emissions and coordinates with other states to assist in the implementation of regional climate change initiatives.
  • State Requirements


    Mandatory Reporting

    40 CFR 98

    At this time, New Mexico has no mandatory GHG reporting requirements beyond the federal mandatory GHG reporting rule. See the national section GHG MANAGEMENT for more information on mandatory GHG reporting.

    Voluntary Reporting

    New Mexico is a member of the Climate Registry, which supports voluntary ...

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