New Mexico
Environment Department

Contact Information:
(505) 827-2855 MAIN // 1-800-219-6157 (toll free)
Environmental Emergencies:
505-827-9329 (24 hrs)

Environmental Improvement

Environmental Improvement Board

The Environmental Improvement Board usually meets in public the fourth Friday of every month pursuant to its 2020 Open Meetings Act Resolution. Public meetings are scheduled to be held in Santa Fe or as indicated on the meeting agenda. The EIB may not meet during the legislative session or if there are no agenda items to discuss.


Contact Information:

If you have questions, comments, filings, etc. for the Environmental Improvement Board you may call (505) 827-2855 or email


Previous Meeting Recordings:

Webex virtual meeting on 5/22/2020.

Next Meeting:

Please be advised that the Friday, July 24, 2020 Environmental Improvement Board (EIB) meeting has been canceled. As of July 10, the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) will not have a staff administrator to service the Boards and Commissions that are administratively attached to the agency. At this time, the NMED is not able to budget or recruit a candidate for this vacancy or other vacancies in our Office of Public Facilitation. We understand the critical role that our Boards and Commissions serve. NMED is working diligently to remedy this situation and will notify the public when meetings resume. For information on upcoming meetings and hearings, please contact NMED at or 505-827-2855, or check the NMED webpage (


Please check back frequently for the latest additions or changes.


All EIB meetings are open to the public.  During meetings, upon the direction of the Board Chair, there will be time available for public comment on agenda items and on items not on the agenda.

If you are an individual with a disability who needs a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter, or any other form of ancillary aid or service to attend or participate in the hearing or meeting, contact the Board Administrator at least ten days prior to the meeting or as soon as possible at 505.827.2855 or Public documents can be provided in various accessible formats. Contact the Board Administrator if accessible format is needed.


EIB Matters

EIB 18-06 (R) In the Matter of Proposed Approval of New Mexico’s Infrastructure State Implementation Plan for Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard
EIB 18-07 (R) In the Matter of Proposed Repeal of 20.2.20 NMAC-Lime Manufacturing Plants-Particulate Matter Air Quality Bureau Environmental Protection Division New Mexico Environment Department, Petitioner
EIB 19-35 (R) In the Matter of Proposed Amendments to 20.4.2 NMAC – Hazardous Waste Permit and Corrective Action Fees and 20.4.3 NMAC – Annual Hazardous Waste Fees
EIB 19-42 (R) In the Matter of Proposed Repeal and Replacement of 20.7.11 NMAC, Liquid Waste Treatment and Disposal Fees
EIB 19-55 (A) In the Matter of the Petition for a Hearing of OXY USA WTP Limited Partnership on the Title V Operating Permit P103-R3 MY for the Indian Basin Gas Plant
EIB 20-21 (A) In the Matter of the Appeal of the Air Quality Permit No. 7482-M1 Issued to 3 Bear Delaware Operating – NM LLC.
EIB 20-33 (A) In the Matter of the Petition for a Hearing Regarding Registration Nos. 8729, 8730, and 8733 Under General Construction Permits for Oil and Gas Facilities.