Governing Law and Regulations
Reporting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions:
Mandatory reporting: 40 CFR 98 and 20.2.73 NMAC
GHG Permitting: 20.2.74 NMAC and 20.2.70 NMAC
GHG reduction targets: Executive Order (E.O). 2019-003
Other Climate Change Initiatives: E.O. 2019-003 and S.B. 489 (2019)
New Mexico Environment Department (NMED)
Air Quality Bureau (AQB)
Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD)
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Applicable sources must comply with the federal greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting program under 40 CFR 98. New Mexico has additional mandatory GHG reporting for Title V sources and encourages voluntary reporting. New Mexico has established targets to reduce GHG emissions in the state.
• 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.
REPORTING GHG EMISSIONS
40 CFR 98 and 20.2.73 NMAC
Applicability. The NMED requires emissions inventories (EI) from permitted major sources, excluding facilities in Bernalillo County and on Tribal Lands. Mandatory reporting of GHG emissions from Title V sources is required as follows.
- Oil and gas operations must report carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), and nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions from stationary combustion sources
- Oil and gas operations must report CO2 and CH4 fugitive emissions (i.e., vented and equipment leak emissions).
- Non-oil and gas operations must report CO2 and CH4 emissions
General reporting requirements. Applicable sources must monitor GHG emissions and submit emissions reports to the NMED. The NMED will accept GHG ...