Air Quality Permit Application Forms and Related Information
Read this introduction if you are unfamiliar with the New Mexico Air Quality permitting process to help familiarize you with our terminology, guide you to our regulations, and provide the basic information to get you started.
New to permitting in New Mexico? We suggest a pre-application meeting:
If you are not familiar with air quality permitting in New Mexico, we suggest a pre-application meeting with our staff prior to your putting much effort into the application process. We also suggest pre-application meetings for unique or complex permitting actions. This link provides contact information for various types of permitting actions.
Go to the Permitting Section Procedures and Guidance page for additional information which also includes links to Emission Calculations.
Types of Permits and Registrations
Notice Of Intent (20.2.73 NMAC):
Any owner or operator intending to construct a new stationary source which has a potential emission rate greater than 10 tons per year of any regulated air contaminant or 1 ton per year of lead shall file a notice of intent (NOI) with the Department, which must be reviewed prior to constructing the source. Use the Universal Application Form when submitting an NOI.
Oil & Gas NOI:
Use the NOI Oil & Gas Quick form for NOIs for Oil and Gas production sites, tank batteries, loading stations, compressor stations, or storage vessels.
Construction Permits (20.2.72 NMAC):
Any person constructing a stationary source which has a potential emission rate greater than 10 pounds per hour or 25 tons per year of any regulated air contaminant for which there is a National or New Mexico Ambient Air Quality Standard shall obtain a construction permit from the Department prior to commencing construction of the source. Applicants should use the Universal Application Form when submitting an application for a construction permit.
Permitting options for the Oil & Gas Industry (20.2.72 NMAC):
Certain simple oil and gas industry sources may elect to use one of several simplified approaches to obtaining a Construction Permit (see above). These are listed in the following table. Find detailed information and guidance on oil and gas permitting here: Oil & Gas Permitting Guidance.
|Application Form||Type of Permit||Description|
|Universal Application Form||Construction Permit||Any Oil and Gas facility has the option of applying for and obtaining a construction permit customized to fit the needs of the facility as long as the facility demonstrates compliance with the ambient air quality standards and meets all regulatory requirements.|
|GCP-Oil and Gas Permit and Registration Form||GCP-O&G, General Construction Permit||General Construction Permit for Oil and Gas Operations|
|Streamline Application Form||Streamline Permit||Compressor Stations that meet the requirements of 220.127.116.110 NMAC.|
|GCP-1 Permit retired on 5/15/18 – please refer to: GCP – O&G||As of 5/15/18 no longer active permit registration type. Please use the new GCP O&G registration link at left. There is no cost to switch for current GCP-1 permit holders.|
|GCP-4 Permit retired on 5/15/18 – please refer to:GCP – O&G||As of 5/15/18 no longer active permit registration type. Please use the new GCP O&G registration link at left. There is no cost to switch for current GCP-4 permit holders.|
|GCP-6 Permit and Application Form||GCP-6, General Construction Permit||Storage Vessel Facilities that meet the requirements of the General Construction Permit, GCP-6 . The GCP-6 is a voluntary permit that provides federally enforceable conditions to reduce and limit VOC emissions from Storage Vessels.|
|GCP-Temporary Control Permits & Registration Forms
|General Construction Permit (GCP) to install temporary flares at Notice of Intent (NOI) oil & gas production facilities. There are two GCP-TC permits, the GCP-TC-Minor and the GCP-TC-Major permits. These permits authorize construction of a NSR minor source and a TV major source, respectively.|
|NOI Oil & Gas Quick form||Notice of Intent||Production sites, tank batteries, loading stations, compressor stations, and storage vessels submitting an NOI.|
Permitting Options for the Aggregate and Construction Industries
(20.2.72 NMAC): Because these types of sources are so consistently similar, the Environment Department has developed and issued several General Construction Permits as allowed under 18.104.22.168 NMAC. Certain aggregate and construction industry sources that meet all the requirements of these permits may elect to use one of these General Construction Permits to meet the requirements to obtain a Construction Permit (see above) under 20.2.72 NMAC. These are listed in the following table:
|Application Form||Type of Permit||Description|
|Universal Application Form||Construction Permit||Any construction facility (i.e. aggregate handling facilities, asphalt plants, and concrete batch plants) has the option of applying for and obtaining a construction permit customized to fit the needs of the facility as long as the facility demonstrates compliance with the ambient air quality standards and meets all regulatory requirements.|
|GCP-2 Permit and Application Form||GCP-2, General Construction Permit for Aggregate Facilities||Aggregate handling facilities such as crushing and screening plants that meet the requirements of the GCP-2 General Construction Permit, may register to operate under the GCP-2 permit.|
|GCP-3 Permit and Application Form||GCP-3, General Construction Permit for Asphalt Plants||Asphalt plants that meet the requirements of the GCP-3 General Construction Permit, may register to operate under the GCP-3 permit.|
|GCP-5 Permit and Application Form||GCP-5, General Construction Permit for Concrete Batch Plants||Concrete batch plants that meet the requirements of the GCP-5 General Construction Permit, may register to operate under the GCP-5 permit.|
Title V (TV) Operating Permits (20.2.70 NMAC)
A Title V permit is required for sources that have a potential to emit more than 100 tons per year for criteria pollutants and for landfills greater than 2.5 million cubic meters (2.5 million-mg). In addition, any source that has the potential to emit greater than ten tons per year of a single Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAP) or 25 tons per year of any combination of HAPs are required to obtain a Title V permit. Except for certain “grand fathered” sources, Title V sources must also have a Construction Permit prior to constructing or modifying the source. For first time Title V applications, the source is required to submit a Title V application within twelve (12) months after the source commences operation as a Title V source. Applicants should use the Universal Application Form when submitting an application for a Title V permit. Find detailed Title V permitting information and guidance here: Title V Guidance Page
Permitting Administrative Multi-Form
This form should be used for: 20.2.72 NMAC Administration Revisions, 20.2.70 NMAC Amendments, and other notifications to the Permitting Programs Manager. It is designed to accommodate a variety of actions, while reducing the amount of paperwork submitted to the Department. Section 2, Details of Submittal of this form has subsections that are specific to the type of revision, amendment, or notification being requested. This format allows permit holders to fill out and print only the portions of the form that are relevant to their current request. As of 5/6/2019 we will no longer accept administrative revisions, amendments, or notifications that do not use this form.
Notice of Exemption Form
This form is immediately retired and should no longer be used. For sources that do not have permits, use Section 2-F of the Permitting Administrative Multi-Form to notify the Department of the presence of exempted activities or sources as per 22.214.171.124.B NMAC.
Public Notice Requirements
Find detailed Public Notice guidance, templates, and examples for facilities seeking a permit under 20.2.72 NMAC on our Public Notice page.
Relocation of Permitted Facilities (126.96.36.199.D NMAC)
Facilities wishing to relocate may use the exemption provided under 188.8.131.52.D NMAC providing the proposed relocation is applied for and is approved prior to relocation by the Environment Department. Find relocation applications and detailed Relocation permitting information and guidance here:
Concrete Batch Plants
Permitting Checklist Concrete Batch Plant with regular NSR permits (not GCP-5) using the Universal Application Form
Information and Permit Applications for Cotton Gins
Link to Part 20.2.66 NMAC – Cotton Gins
Aggregate and Asphalt Batch Plant Production Forms
Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engine (RICE) MACT
Information on RICE MACT (EPA web site)
EPA Transmittal Application Form
Companies that need to resubmit modified facility information to EPA can find the EAP Transmittal Application form on the be found on the Air Quality Title V Operating Permits Guidance Page.