2018 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 74 - Environmental Improvement
Article 2 - Air Pollution
Section 74-2-5.2 - State air pollution control agency; specific duties and powers of the department.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 74-2-5.2 (2018)
74-2-5.2. State air pollution control agency; specific duties and powers of the department.

The department is the state air pollution control agency for all purposes under federal legislation relating to air pollution. The department shall:

A. take all action necessary to secure for the state and its political subdivisions the benefits of federal legislation;

B. advise, consult, contract with and cooperate with local authorities, other states, the federal government and other interested persons or groups in regard to matters of common interest in the field of air quality control and initiate cooperative action between a local authority and the department, between one local authority and another or among any combination of local authorities and the department for control of air pollution in areas having related air pollution problems that overlap the boundaries of political subdivisions; and

C. enter into agreements and compacts with adjoining states and Indian tribes, where appropriate.

History: 1978 Comp., § 74-2-5.2, enacted by Laws 1992, ch. 20, § 6.


Repeals and reenactments. — Laws 1992, ch. 20, § 6 repealed former 74-2-5.2 NMSA 1978, as enacted by Laws 1990, ch. 99, § 67, relating to solid waste incinerator regulations, and enacted the above section, effective March 5, 1992.

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