New Mexico Petroleum Storage Tank Regulations
Complete 20.5 NMAC and key laws currently in effect: Complete current NM Petroleum Storage Tank Regulations in one pdf
Recent Petroleum Storage Tank regulation changes that may affect you:
The current part 123, Corrective Action Fund Administration, of the Petroleum Storage Tank regulations, 20.5 NMAC, went into effect December 27, 2018.
Changes to 20.6.2 NMAC, Water Quality Control Commission regulations, including changes to ground water quality standards, went into effect December 21, 2018.
The two changes above may affect you if there’s a leak or spill from one of your tanks. Scroll to bottom of page for more information.
The Petroleum Storage Tank Regulations, 20.5 NMAC (except part 123-formerly part 17), that were adopted by the Environmental Improvement Board on 5/25/2018 were published and are effective as of July 24, 2018.
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** CORRECTION – If you downloaded or received the summary before 8/22/18, please download again. Grace period is 15 days (p.2; began in 2019).**
*CORRECTED 8/22/18*2018 20.5 NMAC Summary of Major Changes
*SPANISH version of summary*Resumen de Los Principales Cambios en la Regulación de Tanques de Almacenamiento de Petróleo
There was a publishing error in 20.5.117 NMAC below. Use the version of 126.96.36.1995 immediately below instead of the version of 188.8.131.525 NMAC in 20.5.117 as published. Download both for the complete rule. The error will be corrected in a rulemaking. Watch this page for further information.**
20.5.123 NMAC (formerly 20.5.17), Corrective Action Fund AdministrationThis part was adopted by the Secretary of NMED on November 19, 2018 and became effective December 27, 2018.
The New Mexico State Records Center and Archives publishes the regulations on their website. The old version of the Petroleum Storage Tank regulations was repealed when the new version was adopted, so scroll past the repealed sections to find the current regulations: http://184.108.40.206/nmac/T20C005.
Additional information on changes to part 123 of the Petroleum Storage Tank regulations that took effect 12/27/2018 and changes to 20.6.2 NMAC, Water Quality Control Commission regulations that took effect 12/21/2018.
See 20.5.123 NMAC (formerly 20.5.17), Corrective Action Fund, above, for the current Part 123 regulation.
Sections 7, 10, 1203, 1210, 3102, 3105 through 3109, 3112, 3114, 4101,4103 through 4106, 4108, 4109, 4114, 5002 through 5006, 5101, 5102, 5202, 5206, and 5209 of 20.6.2 NMAC, Water Quality Control Commission regulations, were amended effective December 21, 2018. Note in particular that some of the ground water quality standards have changed. Please refer to http://www.srca.nm.gov/nmac/nmregister/xxix/20.6.2amend.html for the changes and the new regulation.
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