Some permitted sources must demonstrate compliance with air quality regulations by performing emissions testing and keeping records on air emissions. More information on these requirements and how to fulfill them is below.
Submitted hard copies of Title V Annual Compliance Certification reports and Semi-Annual Monitoring Reports must be accompanied by a CD or thumb drive containing a single PDF file with the same information as the hard copy, including signatures. Do not include any additional information on the CD or thumb drive. A CD or thumb drive is not required for subpart submittals (C-G in Section II of the Reporting Submittal Form).
Reporting emissions and other reports
- Asbestos webpage describes asbestos regulations and provides regulatory forms for asbestos.
- Air Quality Bureau Compliance Reporting (AQBCR) application is used for electronically submitting excess emissions and Routine Reports (RR) such as Annual Compliance Certifications, Semi-Annual Reports, NSPS, MACT, stacktest notifications and reports, and NMAC reports, as well as permit requirement reports and startup/shutdown notifications.
- Excess Emission Reporting (EER) provides details about how to electronically submit excess emissions.
- Reporting Submittal Form allows facilities to submit paper copies of reporting requirements. See Reporting Submittal Form Instructions for additional information. AQB requests that reports be submitted through AQBCR whenever possible; this form is not required for AQBCR submittals.
- Title V Report Certification Form is used for annual and semi-annual reporting requirements. See Annual report instructions and sample and Semi-annual report instructions and Sample for instructions.
- ACI Reporting Submittal Form is used to document compliance of Air Curtain Incinerators with regulatory requirements.
- Manage Electronic Signature provides instructions and electronic and paper alternatives to certify identity for NMED applications that require such certification.
Testing for compliance
- Universal test notification and report form
- Standard Operating Procedures for Sulfur Recovery Unit Performance Test
- Standard Operating Procedure for Periodic Monitoring
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Air Emission Measurement Center
- Excess Emissions Reports provide summaries of excess emissions that were reported.
Civil Penalty Policy
- Civil Penalty Policy describes the penalties that deter noncompliance with permits and regulations.
Ozone Precursor Rule Documentation and Instructions (20.2.50 NMAC)
The Ozone Precursor Rule (20.2.50 NMAC or “Part 50”) went into effect on August 5, 2022. The rule aims to greatly reduce harmful emissions annually from oil and gas operations in New Mexico. Part 50 outlines compliance obligations for new and existing oil and gas operations in New Mexico counties with high ozone levels. These counties are Chaves, Doña Ana, Eddy, Lea, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, San Juan, and Valencia counties. It is estimated that the rule will result in a reduction of 260 million pounds of oxides of nitrogen and volatile organic compounds, along with a co-benefit of reducing methane emissions by over 851 million pounds annually.
The Air Quality Bureau is committed to helping the regulated community comply with this new rule. To this end, Air Quality Bureau staff have begun holding workshops for industry aimed at helping sources in New Mexico comply with the new rule. Meeting materials can be found at the below links and will be updated periodically.
- Ozone Precursor Rule Frequently Asked Questions
- Ozone Precursor Rule Compliance Timelines
- Ozone Precursor Rule Compliance Guidelines
- A Guide to the Oil and Gas Air Emission Rule (Infographic)
- Ozone Precursor Rule AQB training slideshow (October 2022) (With presenter's notes.)
September 1, 2022 Industry Workshop:
- Ozone Precursor Rule Presentation Slides
- Ozone Precursor Rule Webinar presentation recording (1 hour 43 minutes) Password: 27vVgJgN
Ozone Precursor Rule Resources and Tools
- Ozone Precursor Rule Compliance Data Reporting Template. This Compliance Data Reporting template contains all of the information needed to include in annual reports. This is the format recommended by NMED and NMOGA for reporting. Please note, however, that this format is not required by the rule. It is provided for convenience, consistency and assurance that all necessary data will be included.
- Technology Options for Collecting Compliance Monitoring Information. This guidance document has been prepared to offer owners and operators of facilities subject to 20.2.50 NMAC a list of technology options deemed acceptable for time/date/location stamps for various monitoring activities required under the rule. The list is comprehensive but not exhaustive. Other technologies may also be acceptable as explained in the document.
- OGI-by-drone – Conditional Approval. This memo describes conditions under which Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) monitoring for Part 50 is presumptively approved when drones carry the OGI camera. This presumptive approval, with conditions, means that an alternative monitoring plan is not required to satisfy the OGI monitoring requirements in the rule as long as the conditions are met, including adequate documentation.