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The mission of the New Mexico Environment Department's Air Quality Bureau (AQB) is to protect the inhabitants and natural beauty of New Mexico by preventing the deterioration of air quality.

This includes:

  • strategic planning to ensure that all air quality standards are met and maintained;
  • issuing air quality construction and operating permits; and
  • enforcing air quality regulations and permit conditions.


The Air Quality Bureau has authority over air quality in all New Mexico counties except Bernalillo County and except facilities on Tribal Lands. The City of Albuquerque/Bernalillo Air Quality Division regulates businesses located in Bernalillo County and may be reached at (505) 768-1972. Contact the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency directly for air quality issues on Tribal Lands.

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 Our phone number is (505) 476-4300.

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