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Was your business, residence or industrial facility impacted by the recent flooding in Eddy County? 

If your facility has an air quality permit and will experience any delayed emissions testing or any other compliance related issues as a result of inability to access facility locations due to flooding events, please notify the Air Quality Bureau of your circumstances. Timely notifications must be made in accordance with regulatory and facility permit requirements in order to avoid potential instances of non-compliance.  If you have any questions or concerns you may contact Sandra Ely at or (505) 476-4373.  

Owners of flood damaged structures who may have concerns regarding potential asbestos issues during renovation or demolition of the structures may contact the Air Quality Bureau at 800-224-7009, 505-476-4300 or by email at for information.

Proposed  Revisions to 20.2.1 NMAC, General Provisions

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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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