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New Mexico
Environment Department
Air Quality Bureau
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Welcome to the Air Quality Bureau (AQB) of the New Mexico Environment Department.

Our mission is to protect the inhabitants and natural beauty of New Mexico by preventing the deterioration of air quality.

We implement strategic planning to ensure that all air quality standards are met and maintained.

We issue air quality construction and operating permits to make sure that air quality regulations are implemented fairly and consistently.                                                                                                                    

We ensure compliance with air quality regulations and permit conditions.

We provide guidance on air quality modeling to demonstrate compliance with air quality standards.

More information about our work with air quality can be found here.

Click on the categories to the left to get detailed menus listing the many areas of interest on our web site.


The Air Quality Bureau has authority over air quality in all areas of New Mexico except Bernalillo County and Tribal Lands. The City of Albuquerque/Bernalillo Air Quality Division regulates businesses located in Bernalillo County and may be reached at (505) 768-1972. Contact the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for air quality issues on Tribal Lands.


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