The New Mexico Environment Department is pleased to announce that 20.2.50 NMAC Oil and Gas Sector – Ozone Precursor Pollutants was filed with the New Mexico State Records administrator pursuant to Section 14-4-3 of the New Mexico State Rules Act on July 6, 2022. The final rule will be published in Issue 14 of the NM Register on July 26, 2022, with an effective date of August 5, 2022. For more information, contact Kirby Olson at or by phone at (505) 629-5107.

Final Regulation

The New Mexico Environmental Improvement Board held a public hearing beginning September 20, 2021, to consider NMED’s proposed regulations targeting emissions of ozone precursor pollutants from the oil and natural gas sector. This webpage provides information regarding the rulemaking hearing and key documents and data. Please visit the Environmental Improvement Board website for further information.


Pre-Petition Stakeholder and Public Outreach

Informal Stakeholder Comments

Stakeholder comments received during informal comment period: July 20, 2020 through September 16, 2020.

Below are links to PDF portfolios containing all the comments received during the informal comment period, compiled by category.

Air Quality Bureau contacts

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Air Quality Bureau contacts

Ph: 505-476-4300

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