Santa Fe - The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) is pleased to announce that the Air Quality Bureau has developed a compliance assessment program for New Mexico small businesses, except for those located in Bernalillo County or on tribal lands. The program offers free assistance to small businesses who want help in discovering air quality permit violations. The program allows for a small business to voluntarily disclose the violation(s) to the Air Quality Bureau and correct them within a specified timeframe with help from the Small Business Environmental Assistance Program.
A small business is a person, corporation, partnership, or other entity that employs 100 or fewer individuals across all facilities and operations owned by the small business. Those small businesses, who also meet the small business requirements of the Clean Air Act, are eligible to receive assistance from the Air Quality Bureau's Small Business Environmental Assistance Program (SBEAP).
Small businesses in Bernalillo County should contact the City of Albuquerque Environmental Health Division concerning air quality compliance. On tribal lands, small businesses should either contact the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or the tribe directly regarding air quality compliance.
For more information contact the NMED Air Quality Bureau Small Business Environmental Assistance Program, please go to our website at https://www.env.nm.gov/air-quality/small-biz-eap-2/ or call us at (505) 222-9583.