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.

Next Meeting:

Based on the Public Health Emergency declared by the Governor, and guidelines for public gatherings set out by the Department of Health, as well as direction from the Attorney General, the Environmental Improvement Board (“EIB”) will hold its May 22, 2020 regularly scheduled meeting virtually. The EIB will use the video conferencing and teleconferencing application Webex. With this, you may join the meeting online or by telephone. Below please see the login instructions for the virtual meeting. A PDF of the agenda and login information can be found here.

If you would like to be on the EIB’s electronic mailing list, which provides up-to-date agendas, please contact the Board Administrator at (505) 827-2428 or

When: 05/22/2020, Time 1:00 p.m.

Where: Virtually on Webex, a teleconference and video conference app.

Video Conferencing Option:

If you would like to join the video conference online, go to:


When prompted, the meeting number (access code) is: 283 599 468

The password is: h7pFm24M36w


Teleconferencing Option:

If you would like to join the meeting thru a telephone, please call: 1-415-655-0001

When prompted, dial the access code: 283 599 468


Before the meeting, you may review tips and tricks on logging in and using Webex at

If you plan on joining via video, I suggest you download the desktop app before the meeting. The desktop app is free. To download it go to: This link will take you to a test meeting, where you are prompted to download the app, but you will also be able to experience logging onto a meeting.


Agenda: A PDF of the Agenda can be found here.  Please check back for the most recent updates and changes.

The following items are for discussion and possible action:

  1. Roll call.
  2. Approve the agenda.
  3. How the Public Notice requirements were met.
  4. Approval of meeting minutes from meeting on February 28, 2020
  5. Public comment unrelated to agenda.
  6. Request for hearing. 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. Daniel Timmons and Samantha Ruscavage-Barz, counsel for the Petitioner: WildEarth Guardians. Lara Katz, counsel for the New Mexico Environment Department. Time estimate: 30 minutes.
  7. Next meeting is scheduled for June 26, 2020.
  8. Adjournment.


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 Cody Barnes at least ten days prior to the meeting or as soon as possible at 505.827.2428 or Public documents can be provided in various accessible formats. Contact Cody Barnes 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.