New Mexico Gas Company announces its application submittal to the New Mexico Environment Department for an air quality permit for the modification of its Espejo Compressor Station facility. The expected date of submittal for the technical revision to the Air Quality Bureau is September 3, 2021.

The location of the facility, known as Espejo Compressor Station, is roughly 1.24 miles west of Rio Rancho, New Mexico in Section 31, Range 2E, Township 12N in Sandoval County (Latitude 35°13’56.734″N/ Longitude 106°46’20.133″W). To reach the facility from Rio Rancho, NM head West on 550 approximately 2.3 miles, turn left at NM528/Rio Rancho Drive NE and drive 8 miles (SW) to Southern Blvd; Turn right onto Southern Blvd and drive 5.4 miles West to Idalia Road SW; take a slight left onto Idalia Road SW and drive 1.3 miles to the entrance for the Espejo Compressor Station

The proposed revision consists of a removal of one compressor engine from the facility.

The estimated maximum quantities of any regulated air contaminant will be as follows in pound per hour (pph) and tons per year (tpy) and could change slightly during the course of the Department’s review:

Air Emissions

Pollutan Pounds per hour Tons per year
Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) 17.5 76.3
Carbon Monoxide (CO) 16.7 72.8
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) 5.10 24.1
PM2.5 – –
10 – –
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) 0.50 2.20
Total HAPS 2.0 8.7
Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) – –
Green House Gas Emissions as Total CO2e n/a 16,170.1

The standard and maximum operating schedules of the facility will be 24 hours per day,
7 days a week and a maximum of 52 weeks per year.

The owner and operator of the Facility is: New Mexico Gas Company, PO Box 97500,
Albuquerque, NM 87199

If you have any comments about the construction or operation of this facility, and you want your comments to be made as part of the permit review process, you must submit your comments in writing to this address: Permit Programs Manager; New Mexico Environment Department; Air Quality Bureau; 525 Camino de los Marquez, Suite 1; Santa Fe, New Mexico; 87505-1816; (505) 476-4300; 1 800 224-7009; Other comments and questions may be submitted verbally.

Please refer to the company name and site name or send a copy of this notice along with your comments, since the Department may have not yet received the permit application. Please include a legible return mailing address with your comments. Once the Department has performed a preliminary review of the application and its air quality impacts, the Department’s notice will be published in the legal section of a newspaper circulated near the facility location.

General information about air quality and the permitting process can be found at the Air Quality Bureau’s web site. The regulation dealing with public participation in the permit review process is NMAC. This regulation can be found in the “Permits” section of this web site.


Este es un aviso de la oficina de Calidad del Aire del Departamento del Medio Ambiente de Nuevo México, acerca de las emisiones producidas por un establecimiento en esta área. Si usted desea información en español, por favor comuníquese con esa oficina al teléfono 505-476-5557.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

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Observer: September 12, 2021