Technical topic contacts for NMED/Air Quality Bureau

The following list of air quality topics and NMED Air Quality Bureau contacts will allow you to find out "who to ask about what". You may click on a staff member’s name to contact them directly by email.


*Unless otherwise specified, all area codes are (505).

TopicContact NamePhone Number*
Excess Emissions ReportingShea Schleman629-3593
Acid RainMelinda Owens629-8504
James Nellessen629-6283
AdministrationDonna Intermont377-7583
Agricultural Air Quality Issues (odor, dust, feedlots)Mike Baca629-7891
Air Basin & Air Quality Control Region mapsSufi Mustafa629-6186
Air Emissions Calculation Tool (AECT)Asheley Coriz216-2955
Air Permit Map (APMAP)Allen Reimer629-5428
Clayton Hengst629-7684
Air Quality Bureau Web PageEric Peters629-5299
Air Quality Bureau ePermitting PortalJoseph Kimbrell629-2718
Allie Alaimo629-7880
Clayton Hengst629-7684
Air Quality Index (AQI)Mary Hilbert629-6454
Donna Intermont377-7583
Air Quality Monitoring DataMary Hilbert629-6454
Air Quality Monitoring & LocationsRoman Szkoda231-5289
Air Toxics – State PermittingRhonda Romero629-3934
Air Toxics Emissions InventoryRoslyn Higgin629-7677
AIRS ICISCember Hardison629-6688
Albuquerque Air Quality IssuesAlbuquerque/Bernalillo County Environmental Health Department768-2712 or 311 or 768-2000
Ambient Air Quality Monitor LocationsRoman Szkoda231-5289
Ambient Air Quality Monitoring DataMary Hilbert629-6454
Annual Title V CertificationShea Schleman629-3593
AsbestosJames Lloyd629-7204
Asphalt Plants (Regular NSR Permits)Rhonda Romero629-3934
Asphalt Plants (GCP Permits)Allen Reimer629-8428
Clayton Hengst629-7684
Atmospheric Dispersion ModelingEric Peters629-5299
Angela Raso629-3808
Sufi Mustafa629-6186
Attainment/MaintenanceMike Baca629-7891
Auto Body ShopsAnne Keller629-7874
Teri Waldron629-7081
Rosanne Sanchez629-3938
Bernalillo County air quality issuesAlbuquerque/Bernalillo County Environmental Health Department768-2712 or 311 or 768-2000
Bernalillo County Vehicle EmissionsVehicle Pollution Management Division764-1110
Best Available Control Measures for dustMike Baca629-7891
Armando Paz629-3242
Border IssuesArmando Paz629-3242
Bureau Contact ListKirsten Sobehrad629-3435
Johanne Loughran629-3226
Donna Intermont377-7583
Bureau Organization ChartDonna Intermont377-7583
Burn Registration & Notification (Smoke Management Program)NM Smoke Hotline476-4330
Civil Penalty PolicyCindy Hollenberg699-4608
Complaints (general air quality or not otherwise listed)AQB Hotline (Complaints)(800) 224-7009
Compliance Assistance for Small BusinessesAnne Keller629-7874
Teri Waldron629-7081
Rosanne Sanchez629-3938
Compliance Reporting InformationShea Schleman629-3593
Compliance Manager, compliance inspectionsBrian Polgar629-3466
Casey Stavert629-3404
Concrete Batch Plants (Regular NSR Permits)Rhonda Romero629-3934
Concrete Batch Plants (GCP Permits)Allen Reimer629-8428
Clayton Hengst629-7684
Compressor Stations – Oil and GasRhonda Romero629-3934
Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs)Mike Baca629-7891
CrematoriesKathy Primm629-5650
Crushers, Aggregate (Regular NSR Permits)Kathy Primm629-5650
Crushers, Aggregate (GCP Permits)Allen Reimer629-8428
Clayton Hengst629-7684
DairiesArmando Paz629-3242
Demolition ProjectsAsbestos Hotline(800) 224-7009
Doña Ana Air Quality IssuesArmando Paz629-3242
Doña Ana County Environmental Services(575) 647-7117
City of Las Cruces Codes Enforcement(575) 526-0795
Dry CleanersAnne Keller629-7874
Teri Waldron629-7081
Rosanne Sanchez629-3938
DustAQB Hotline (Complaints)(800) 224-7009
Emissions InventoryRoslyn Higgin629-7677
EnforcementTerry McDill629-8732
Environmental Assessments (EAs)Rosanne Sanchez629-3938
Anne Keller629-7874
Environmental AuditsCindy Hollenberg699-4608
Environmental Impact Statements (EISs)Rosanne Sanchez629-3938
Anne Keller629-7874
Environmental Improvement BoardPamela Jones660-4305
Equipment SubstitutionsAllen Reimer629-8428
Excess Emissions (801) InformationTerry McDill629-8732
Federal Air Toxics ProgramsMelinda Owens629-8504
James Nellessen629-6283
FeedlotsMike Baca629-7891
Fees – Minor Source Permit FeesLaurie Leibowitz629-7673
Fees – Minor Source Annual FeesLaurie Leibowitz629-7673
Fees – Major Source Annual FeesLaurie Leibowitz629-7673
FinancesDonna Intermont377-7583
Forest FiresNM Smoke Hotline476-4330
Michael Baca629-7891
Eric Peters629-5299
Four Corners Air Quality IssuesMark Jones (Farmington Field Office)629-6626
Four Corners Ozone Study and Task ForceMark Jones (Farmington Field Office)629-6626
Fugitive Dust RuleArmando Paz629-3242
General Construction Permits (GCPs) for Oil & GasRhonda Romero629-3934
General Construction Permits (GCPs) for Crusher/Screening, Asphalt and Concrete Batch PlantsAllen Reimer629-8428
Clayton Hengst629-7684
General ConformityMike Baca629-7891
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)Zachary Stauber - (NMENV, Office of Information Technology)372-8476
Global WarmingMichael Baca629-7891
GrantsDonna Intermont377-7583
Greenhouse Gases (Emissions Inventory)Sufi Mustafa629-6186
Greenhouse Gases (Permitting)Melinda Owens629-8504
James Nellessen629-6283
Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs)Melinda Owens629-8504
James Nellessen629-6283
Hearings (on Minor Source Permits)Rhonda Romero629-3934
Hearings (on Regulations)Michael Baca629-7891
Hog FarmsMike Baca629-7891
Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S)Michael Baca629-7891
InspectionsBrian Polgar629-3466
Intel (Rio Rancho)Rhonda Romero629-3934
Invoices – NSR annual feesLaurie Leibowitz629-7673
Invoices – Title V annual feesLaurie Leibowitz629-7673
Landfills (Air Quality Issues)Melinda Owens629-8504
James Nellessen629-6283
Landfills (Solid Waste Issues including Asbestos disposal)Solid Waste Bureau827-0197
ListservMichael Baca629-7891
Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) StandardsMelinda Owens629-8504
James Nellessen629-6283
Meteorological DataRoman Szkoda231-5289
Meteorological MonitoringRoman Szkoda231-5289
Mobile 5/6Sufi Mustafa629-6186
Mobile SourcesMichael Baca629-7891
ModelingSufi Mustafa629-6186
Eric Peters629-5299
Angela Raso629-3808
Monitoring DataMary Hilbert629-6454
Monitoring SitesRoman Szkoda231-5289
National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS)Mike Baca629-7891
Natural Gas Compressor StationsRhonda Romero629-3934
New Source Review (NSR) Permitting (for major source facilities)James Nellessen629-6283
Melinda Owens629-8504
New Source Review (NSR) Permitting (for minor source facilities)Rhonda Romero629-3934
New Source Performance Standards – NSPS (Part 60)James Nellessen629-6283
Melinda Owens629-8504
No Permit RequiredRhonda Romero629-3934
Nonattainment/Maintenance AreasMike Baca629-7891
Notice of Intent (NOI)Joseph Kimbrell629-2718
Notice of Exemptions (NOE)Joseph Kimbrell629-2718
Notice of Violations (NOV)Terry McDill629-8732
Odor ComplaintsAQB Hotline (Complaints)(800) 224-7009
Oil & Natural Gas PermittingRhonda Romero629-3934
Opacity TestingBrian Polgar629-3466
Casey Stavert629-3404
Open Burning ComplaintsAQB Hotline (Complaints)(800) 224-7009
Open Burning RegulationBrian Polgar629-3466
Operating PermitsJames Nellessen629-6283
Melinda Owens629-8504
Ozone Monitoring DataMary Hilbert629-6454
Ozone Precursor RuleCindy Hollenberg699-4608
Painting (Spray Booths)Rosanne Sanchez629-3938
Anne Keller629-7874
Teri Waldron629-7081
Pecan BurningNM Smoke Hotline476-4330
Penalty CalculationsTerry McDill629-8732
Permit TrackingClayton Hengst629-7684
Permits – Obtain a copyAllen Reimer629-8428
Permitting – New Source Review (including modifications)Rhonda Romero629-3934
Permitting – Operating PermitsMelinda Owens629-8504
James Nellessen629-6283
Permitting WebsiteJoseph Kimbrell629-2718
Clayton Hengst629-7684
Pesticides (registration and licensing)NM Dept. of Agriculture, Pesticide Compliance(575) 646-3207
Pollen (Albuquerque)Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Environmental Health Department768-2712 or 311 or 768-2000
Prescribed Burning – Registration & NotificationNM Smoke Hotline476-4330
Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD)James Nellessen629-6283
Quality Assurance PlansDonna Intermont377-7583
Radiation MonitoringNMED, DOE Oversight Bureau469-2154
RadonMichael Ortiz, NMED Radiation Control Bureau476-8605
Regional HazeMark Jones629-6626
Michael Baca629-7891
Regulation Development ProceduresMichael Baca629-7891
Regulation HistoryNeal Butt629-2972
Regulatory and Public Notice Mailing ListsMichael Baca629-7891
Relocation Notices for Crushers & Asphalt Plants (Regular NSR Permits)Kathleen Primm629-5650
Relocations for GCP 2, 3 and 5Allen Reimer629-8428
Clayton Hengst629-7684
Request for Public RecordsChristina Espinoza469-0922
Small Business Environmental Assistance Program (SBEAP)Anne Keller629-7874
Rosanne Sanchez629-3938
Teri Waldron629-7081
Smoke Management Program & RuleNM Smoke Hotline476-4330
Smoke SchoolBrian Polgar629-3466
Spills, Incidents involving petroleum products, chemicals, abandoned chemicalsHazardous Waste Bureau476-6000
Spray BoothsAnne Keller629-7874
Rosanne Sanchez629-3938
Teri Waldron629-7081
State Ambient Air Quality StandardsMichael Baca629-7891
Rhonda Romero629-3934
State Implementation Plan (SIP)Neal Butt629-2972
Streamline Permitting (Oil & Gas)Rhonda Romero629-3934
Substitution of EquipmentAllen Reimer629-8428
Sunland Park OzoneArmando Paz629-3242
Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs)Cindy Hollenberg699-4608
Synthetic Minor PermittingRhonda Romero629-3934
Title V Annual FeesLaurie Leibowitz629-7673
Title V PermittingJames Nellessen629-6283
Melinda Owens629-8504
Transportation ConformityNeal Butt629-2972
U.S.-Mexico Border IssuesArmando Paz629-3242
Vehicles (Emissions Testing - Bernalillo County)Vehicle Pollution Management Division764-1110
Visibility/Regional HazeMark Jones629-6626
Michael Baca629-7891
Voluntary DisclosuresCindy Hollenberg699-4608

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