Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board

The Air Quality Control Board is an is an appointed, volunteer citizen board created to carry out duties to prevent or abate air pollution under the New Mexico Air Quality Control Act and the federal Clean Air Act. The Air Board serves as a joint local authority acting on behalf of both the City of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County.

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The Air Board operates in two main roles: 1) a quasi-legislative (rulemaking) role, and 2) a quasi-adjudicatory (judicial) role. In the rulemaking role, the Air Board may adopt, amend, or repeal air quality rules and standards consistent with the New Mexico Air Quality Control Act to comply with the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and prevent or abate air pollution. In the judicial role, the Air Board hears appeals of air quality permit decisions made by the Environmental Health Department. The Air Board may also perform duties within the context of recognizing the differences, needs, requirements, and conditions within Albuquerque-Bernalillo County.

The City of Albuquerque Environmental Health Department’s Air Quality Program serves as the local agency partner to the Air Board, and is authorized to administer and enforce the provisions of the state Air Quality Control Act and the federal Clean Air Act within the boundaries of the City of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County.

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Upcoming Meetings

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Air Board Members

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The Air Board consists of seven voting members, appointed for three-year terms, and two non‑voting members. Four members are appointed by the City and three members are appointed by the County. The City is designated four members due to its significantly larger population than the County. Board members are selected for their concerns about, and commitment to, local ambient air quality. The Bernalillo County Planning Commission and the City of Albuquerque Environmental Planning Commission may each appoint a non-voting member to be liaisons to the Board, and the Deputy Director of the City of Albuquerque's Environmental Health Department overseeing the Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Air Quality Program serves as the Secretary of the Board.

Voting Members

Bernalillo County Representatives

City of Albuquerque Representatives

Non-Voting Members

Air Board Committees

Public Participation in Air Board Meetings

Air Board meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month at 5:30 p.m., and are open to the public and conducted in accordance with the Open Meetings Act. Meeting agendas are available on this website no later than the Friday prior to the meeting.

Upcoming Meetings

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Past Meetings - Zoom Recordings

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Air Board Documents

Public Participation in Air Quality Rulemaking

The Air Board process for considering new air quality regulations and plans is governed by the New Mexico Air Quality Control Act and by the Air Board's rulemaking procedures. These laws require that the public be notified and invited to participate in the Air Board's consideration of a proposed regulation or plan.

Rulemakings Before the Air Board

Adjudicatory Appeals Before the Air Board

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