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New Mexico Bulk Transmission Air Quality Assessment(15-NM)

In New Mexico, bulk transmission project construction activities and equipment may require either a Notice of Intent or an Air Quality Construction Permit from the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED), Air Quality Bureau. The temporary use of a portable diesel generator that qualifies as a “nonroad engine” under 40 C.F.R. § 89.2 is considered a “portable stationary source” under N.M. Code R. § 20.2.72.7. New Mexico Environment Department – The Regulation of Non-Road Engines Under 20.2.70, 20.2.72, and 20.2.73 NMAC. NMED requires that nonroad engines undergo an applicability analysis in order to determine whether an Air Quality Construction Permit is required pursuant to N.M. Code R. § 20.2.72.200. New Mexico Environment Department – The Regulation of Non-Road Engines Under 20.2.70, 20.2.72, and 20.2.73 NMAC. Other equipment brought onsite temporarily may also require a permit and should be included in the applicability analysis. Forklifts, courier vehicles, front end loaders, graders, carts, maintenance trucks, and fugitive emissions from fleet vehicle refueling operations are exempt from permitting. The developer should consider the project’s impact on air quality and comply with federal and state law.

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Determine Which State and Federal Permits Apply

Use this overview flowchart and following steps to learn which federal and state permits apply to your projects.