New Mexico
Environment Department

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

Petroleum Storage Tank Bureau

Essential information for your tank-related business and how to contact and work with the Petroleum Storage Tank Bureau. Please send all submittals to PSTB.Inbox@state.nm.us. For more information please click anywhere in this box

ALSO SEE VITAL INFORMATION FOR TANK OWNERS AND OPERATORS BELOW JOB OPENINGS


Until New Regulations Go Into Effect

PSTB Organization Chart       PSTB Staff Contact List       Find Your Tank Inspector

petroleum storage tank with huge gaping hole Dented and deteriorated underground storage tank
Dana Bahar
PSTB Chief
cell (505) 699-4007
Joe Godwin
Manager – Prevention/Inspection
Program
cell (505) 699-4006
Lorena Goerger
Manager – Remedial Action
Program
cell (505) 670-9618
Evan Trump
Manager – Reimbursement Section
cell (505) 470-7048
Dana Bahar
Acting Manager – Tanks Operations and Support Program (Tank Fees, Operator Training,
Installer Certification, Qualified Tester)
cell (505)-699-4007

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Job Openings with the Petroleum Storage Tank Bureau

JOB TITLE POSITION # LOCATION CLOSING DATE
Financial Specialist – Operational 12240 Santa Fe Open until filled
Financial Specialist – Advanced 64609 Santa Fe Open until filled
Water Resource Professional II 117220 Santa Fe Open until filled

Please go to http://www.spo.state.nm.us/ (scroll down to View Job Opportunities) for information and to apply for jobs. State employees, please access Careers through your SHARE account. Enter the position # in the search field.

Announcements

How to Pay Annual Tank Fees Online

Tank owners, operators, or anyone who is responsible for paying the annual tank fee(s) to the State of New Mexico:

Annual invoices for petroleum storage tank fees will be mailed on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. In order to pay via ACH or credit card, you must send your billing e-mail address and owner ID to: Alexandria.Medina@state.nm.us with subject line: PSTB Online Payment by May 24, 2021.

Please note the system only allows one e-mail address. Do not send multiple addresses. PSTB will select the first address listed if multiple addresses are submitted.

Cómo pagar las tarifas anuales de los tanques en línea

Propietarios de tanques, operadores o cualquier persona que sea responsable de pagar la(s) tarifa(s) anual(es) de tanques al Estado de Nuevo México:

Las facturas anuales de las tarifas de los tanques de almacenamiento de petróleo se enviarán por correo postal el martes 1 de junio de 2021. Para pagar a través de ACH o tarjeta de crédito, usted debe enviar su dirección de correo electrónico de facturación y su identificación de propietario a Alexandria.Medina@state.nm.us, escriba en la línea de asunto: Pago en línea de PSTB, a más tardar hasta el 24 de mayo de 2021.

Tenga en cuenta que el sistema sólo permite una dirección de correo electrónico. No envíe varias direcciones. PSTB seleccionará la primera dirección indicada si se envían varias direcciones.

**NEW VITAL INFO FOR TANK OWNERS AND OPERATORS** 

Send in Test Reports to Dedicated Compliance Email/ Enviar los informes de prueba al exclusivo correo electrónico de cumplimiento: pstb.compliance@state.nm.us

Owners, operators, and testers of petroleum storage tank systems, please email all required tank system test results to: PSTB.compliance@state.nm.us with a copy to the facility inspector, if known, to allow for receipt and tracking of these reports. Please go here for important information: https://www.env.nm.gov/petroleum_storage_tank/tank-system-testing-and-reporting-requirements/

Los propietarios, operadores y probadores de sistemas de tanques de almacenamiento de petróleo tienen que enviar por correo electrónico todos los resultados requeridos de las pruebas de los sistemas de tanques a: PSTB.compliance@state.nm.us con una copia para el inspector de la instalación, si se conoce, para permitir la recepción y seguimiento de estos informes. Haga clic aquí para obtener información importante: https://www.env.nm.gov/petroleum_storage_tank/tank-system-testing-and-reporting-requirements/

New Regulations Take Effect July 24, 2021/Las nuevas regulaciones entran en vigor el 24 de julio de 2021

Thanks to all who attended our May 2021 virtual presentations! The slides are on our Regulations 20.5 NMAC and Statutes page – click on the menu item at left or here.

More virtual presentations on these requirements are planned as follows:

Tuesday, July 13, 2021: 2:00pm – 3:30pm Mountain Standard Time
Requirements for Aboveground Storage Tanks (ASTs)

Wednesday, July 14, 2021: 9:00am – 10:30am Mountain Standard Time
Requirements for Airport Hydrant Systems USTs, USTs with Field-Constructed Tanks, Hybrid Storage Tank Systems

Thursday, July 15, 2021: 2:00pm – 3:30pm Mountain Standard Time
Requirements for Underground Storage Tanks (USTs)

Meeting links for meetings Coming Soon! Click the blue “Subscribe to Email Alerts” button above and choose one or more of the Petroleum Storage Tank/PST options under Program Updates. If you’re already subscribed, you will not be added twice.

If any person requires further information, assistance, an interpreter or auxiliary aid to participate in this meeting or access documents, please contact Bonney Hughes as soon as possible at 505.372-8336 (Relay users please access the number via the New Mexico Relay Network) or bonney.hughes@state.nm.us.

Si alguna persona necesita obtener más información, asistencia, un intérprete o un dispositivo auxiliar para participar en esta reunión o acceder a los documentos, comuníquese con Bonney Hughes lo antes posible llamando al 505.372-8336 (los usuarios de Relay pueden acceder al número a través de New Mexico Relay Network) o bonney.hughes@state.nm.us.

  • A qualified tester must perform the first test of your spill and overfill prevention equipment and interstitial monitoring containment sumps by July 24, 2021.
  • Owners, operators, certified installers, junior installers, and testers must report leaks, releases, or spills (including failed tests) within 24 hours by contacting the Leak of the Week listed here: https://www.env.nm.gov/petroleum_storage_tank/leaks-spills-and-incident-reports/ or by calling (505) 827-9329 outside of state business hours if it is an emergency. This requirement is in effect now and has been in effect for many years.
  • Handy spreadsheet here to help you comply with testing-related regulations and deadlines that are fast approaching.
  • Read and attend the presentation(s) referred to above for the type of equipment you have to learn what else you need to do by the July deadline and more.

This map shows the gas stations and other facilities New Mexico could lose if funding in the Corrective Action Fund (CAF) is depleted. Another map here shows petroleum storage tanks and their release sites in your legislative district, your county, and all of New Mexico

FUELS WITH ETHANOL OR BIODIESEL: EPA now allows year-round sales of gasoline blended with up to 15% ethanol (E15) (final rule). If your tank holds fuel with greater than 10% ethanol or 20% biodiesel, you must follow additional compatibility requirements in 20.5.107.708 NMAC and 20.5.110.1009 NMAC. These include providing at least 30 days’ notice to PSTB prior to changing to one of these substances and providing proof that the entire system is compatible with the substance stored in it.  If you see any signs of deterioration during the required monthly inspection of containment sumps, have the inner and outer walls of the piping tightness tested by a qualified tester.

USE EMAIL OR CELL PHONES TO CONTACT STAFF: Land lines (office phones) for most Petroleum Storage Tank Bureau staff have been disconnected. Click on “PSTB Staff Contact List” near top of page or “Petroleum Storage Tank Bureau Staff” in the menu at upper left for staff email addresses and cell phone numbers.

ASTM E3225-20 DOES NOT MEET REGS: ASTM test standard E3225-20 does NOT meet the requirements of the New Mexico Petroleum Storage Tank Regulations for testing of spill prevention equipment and containment sumps. ASTM test standard E3225-20, Standard Practice for Performing a Liquid Test of Spill Prevention Equipment and Containment Sumps Used for Interstitial Monitoring of Piping by Visual Examination, does NOT meet federal requirements in 40 CFR 280 and does NOT meet the periodic testing requirements in 20.5 NMAC. The testing procedures in PEI (Petroleum Equipment Institute) 1200 ARE acceptable. Questions? Click “Find Your Tank Inspector” near the top of the page to locate and contact the inspector for your area.

THIRTY (30)-DAY NOTICE is required by law for tank installations, removals, temporary closures, modifications, and repairs, etc. Click on Prevention and Inspection Program (up and to the left), then Forms below that for forms and people to contact.

LOANS MAY BE AVAILABLE from the State Clean Water Revolving Fund for replacement, removal, or upgrade of storage tanks or remediation of releases. Please go to /construction-programs/clean-water-state-revolving-fund-cwsrf/ for more information. Applications are accepted year-round on an as-needed basis.

SEE MENU AT UPPER LEFT for more information. Click on menu items for submenus or to go to that page.

QUALITY OF GASOLINE, DIESEL, ETC., and measuring devices are regulated by the Department of Agriculture. You can contact them here (scroll to Standards and Consumer Services).

For non-discrimination information, please click or go to /non-employee-discrimination-complaint-page/.

PSTB Mission Statement

To reduce, mitigate and eliminate the threats to the environment posed by petroleum products or hazardous material or wastes released from underground and above ground storage tanks.

Science | Innovation | Collaboration | Compliance

Offices in New Mexico

Santa Fe PSTB [District 2]
2905 Rodeo Park Drive East, Building 1 – Santa Fe, NM 87505
Tel. (505) 476-4397 Fax. (505) 476-4374

Albuquerque PSTB [District 1]
121 Tijeras Avenue NE, Suite 1000 – Albuquerque, NM 87102
Tel. (505) 222-9500 Fax. (505) 222-9510

Farmington PSTB [District 2] 1800 East 30th Street, Farmington, NM 87401
Tel. (505) 566-9741; Fax (505)-566-9757

Las Cruces PSTB [District 3]
2301 Entrada del Sol, Las Cruces, NM 88001
Tel. (575) 288-2050 Fax. (575) 526-6162

Roswell PSTB [District 3]
1914 West 2nd Street – Roswell, NM 88201
Tel. (575) 624-6046 Fax. (575) 624-2023