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

Testing for compliance


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.

September 1, 2022 Industry Workshop:

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.
  • Part 50 Tank Signage Documentation Form is the suggested form to document the storage vessel measurement system used to determine the quantity of liquids in the storage vessel(s) and the associated signage at each vessel. This form is optional and other formats of reporting are also accepted.

Air Quality Bureau contacts

Find a list of Air Quality Bureau contacts below:

Air Quality Bureau contacts

Ph: 505-476-4300

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