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PSTB Main Address:
2905 Rodeo Park Drive East, Building 1 
Santa Fe NM, 87505
Tel (505) 476-4397
Fax (505) 476-4374



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Quality of gasoline, diesel, etc., and measuring devices are regulated by the Department of Agriculture. You can contact them here.


Date of Notice:  May 25, 2016

Notice is hereby given by Daniel B. Stephens & Associates, Inc. of the submission of a Final Remediation Plan to the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) Petroleum Storage Tank Bureau (PSTB), as follows:

  • The Final Remediation Plan proposes actions to remediate a release of petroleum or petroleum products into the environment.
  • The release occurred at the Moberg’s Garage and Texaco Station Sites, New Mexico Highway 161, Watrous, New Mexico.
  • The Final Remediation Plan proposes to remove gasoline contamination through the use of soil vapor extraction technology.  The vapors will be treated using catalytic oxidation technology and discharged to the atmosphere.
  • A copy of the Final Remediation Plan can be viewed by interested parties at the NMED PSTB office located at 2905 Rodeo Park Drive East, Building 1, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87505.  In addition, the Final Remediation Plan and all applicable data may be viewed at the following website:
  • Comments on the plan may be sent to the PSTB Project Manager: by mail at New Mexico Environment Department Petroleum Storage Tank Bureau, Attn: Susan von Gonten, 2905 Rodeo Park Drive East, Building 1, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87505; by telephone at 505-476-4389; or e-mailed to: Comments must be delivered to the PSTB Project Manager by June 22, 2016.



Sale of Surplus Trailers to General Public by Sealed Bid 

The New Mexico Environment Department offers for sale used trailers via sealed bid.  These trailers are being sold as is with no guarantee of operability or material integrity.  All equipment has been used in the cleanup of petroleum hydrocarbon releases.  Interested parties are invited to view photographs of the trailers at the following web site: <>.  To be considered bids must be:

  • Received by 3:00PM MDT, July 14, at:

Petroleum Storage Tank Bureau
Attn:  Christopher Holmes
2905 Rodeo Park Drive East, Building 1  
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Job Opportunities with the Petroleum Storage Tank Bureau

Please go to the State Personnel Office website,, for additional information and to submit your application.

Environmental Scientist & Specialist - Advanced 27624 Santa Fe 5/31/16
Executive Secretary & Administrative Assistant 12235 Santa Fe 6/14/16


New Federal Rules. EPA’s updated underground storage tanks (UST) regulations are final and have been published in the Federal Register. You can access these regulations via EPA’s website at You can download the EPA informational brochures Implementation Time Frames for 2015 Underground Storage Tank Requirements and UST System Compatibility with Petroleum-Biofuel Blends. Please note that the implementation deadlines for specific requirements in the Implementation Time Frame brochure do not apply to petroleum storage tank systems in New Mexico. New Mexico has state program approval (SPA) and has three years to reapply in order to retain our SPA status. New Mexico must adopt the revised federal rules in order to maintain SPA status with petroleum storage tank regulations. This means that until New Mexico’s regulations are revised and receive EPA approval, owners and operators in New Mexico must continue to follow current state requirements. More detailed information is available in the NEW EPA publications, Musts For USTs and UST System Compatibility with Biofuels. Again, implementation deadlines in these do not apply to New Mexico.

NOTICE regarding July 1, 2013 AST Upgrade Deadline, May 24, 2013.

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NOTICE: NEW ALTERNATE METHOD FORM  The Petroleum Storage Tank Bureau has revised the (optional) Alternate Methods Request form, for use with,, and NMAC. This form should be used by any tank owner, operator, or anyone representing them, to apply for a variance for any requirement in Parts 4, 5 or 6 of the PST Regulations. You may find the new form on this website by clicking “Forms” in the list at upper left.

If you have any questions about the Alternate Methods Request form, please call Kalvin Martin, Prevention/Inspection Program Manager at 505-476-4390.

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.

Key Staff

Dana Bahar
PSTB Chief
tel. (505) 476-4377
Kalvin Martin
Manager - Prevention/Inspection Program
tel. (505) 476-4390
Lorena Goerger
Manager - Remedial Action Program
tel. (505) 476-4385
Delia Flores
Manager - Reimbursement Section
tel. (505) 476-5555
Antonette Cordova
Manager - Tank Fee, Operator Training and Installer Certification
tel. (505) 476-4392

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) 222-9558 Fax. (505) 222-9510

Farmington [District 2]
3400 Messina Drive, Suite 5000, Farmington, NM 87402
Tel. (505) 566-9741; Fax (505)-566-9757

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

Las Vegas [District 2]
2538 Ridge Runner Road Las Vegas, NM 87701
Tel. (505) 454-2808 Fax. (505) 425-6604

Roswell [District 3]
1914 W. 2nd St. - Roswell, NM 88201
Tel. (575) 624-6046 Fax. (575) 624-2023


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