TITLE 20 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

CHAPTER 11 ALBUQUERQUE - BERNALILLO COUNTY AIR QUALITY CONTROL BOARD

PART 8 AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS

 

20.11.8.1 ISSUING AGENCY: Albuquerque - Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board. P.O. Box 1293, Albuquerque, NM 87103. Telephone: (505) 768-2601.

[20.11.8.1 NMAC - N, 7/1/04; A, 9/14/09]

 

20.11.8.2 SCOPE:

A. 20.11.8 NMAC is applicable within Bernalillo county.

B. Exempt: 20.11.8 NMAC does not apply to sources within Bernalillo county, which are located on Indian lands over which the Albuquerque - Bernalillo county air quality control board lacks jurisdiction.

[20.11.8.2 NMAC - N, 7/1/04; A, 9/14/09]

 

20.11.8.3 STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 20.11.8 NMAC is adopted pursuant to the authority provided in the New Mexico Air Quality Control Act, NMSA 1978 Sections 74-2-4, 74-2-5C; the Joint Air Quality Control Board Ordinance, Bernalillo County Ordinance 94-5 Sections 3 & 4; the Joint Air Quality Control Board Ordinance, Revised Ordinances of Albuquerque 1994 Sections 9-5-1-3 & 9-5-1-4.

[20.11.8.3 NMAC - N, 7/1/04]

 

20.11.8.4 DURATION: Permanent.

[20.11.8.4 NMAC - N, 7/1/04]

 

20.11.8.5 EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2004, unless a later date is cited at the end of a section. The effective date of a specific section is located at the end of each section within the historical brackets. As required by the New Mexico Air Quality Control Act, Chapter 74, Article 2, Section 6 NMSA 1978, no regulation or emission control requirement or amendment thereto, or repeal thereof, shall become effective until 30 days after its filing under the State Rules Act, Chapter 14, Article 4 NMSA 1978.

[20.11.8.5 NMAC - N, 7/1/04; A, 9/14/09]

 

20.11.8.6 OBJECTIVE: To adopt local ambient air quality standards that are identical to the federal National Primary and Secondary Ambient Air Quality Standards codified at 40 CFR Part 50, and to adopt applicable state Ambient Air Quality Standards codified at 20.2.3 NMAC.

[20.11.8.6 NMAC - N, 7/1/04; A, 9/14/09]

 

20.11.8.7 DEFINITIONS: The definitions in 20.11.1 NMAC apply to 20.11.8 NMAC.

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20.11.8.8 SAVINGS CLAUSE: Any amendment to Ambient Air Quality Standards, 20.11.8 NMAC, which is filed with the state records center, shall not affect actions pending for violation of a city or county ordinance, the air quality regulations for Albuquerque and Bernalillo county or a permit issued by the department. Prosecution for a violation under a prior statute, ordinance, regulation or permit shall be governed and prosecuted under the statute, ordinance or regulation in effect at the time the violation was committed.

[20.11.8.8 NMAC - N, 7/1/04; A, 9/14/09]

 

20.11.8.9 SEVERABILITY: If any section, paragraph, sentence, clause or word of 20.11.8 NMAC or any federal standards incorporated herein is for any reason held to be unconstitutional or otherwise invalid by any court, the decision shall not affect the validity of remaining provisions of 20.11.8 NMAC.

[20.11.8.9 NMAC - N, 7/1/04]

 

20.11.8.10 DOCUMENTS: Documents incorporated and cited in 20.11.8 NMAC may be viewed at the Albuquerque environmental health department, 400 Marquette NW, Albuquerque, NM.

[20.11.8.10 NMAC - N, 7/1/04]

 

20.11.8.11 INCORPORATION OF FEDERAL AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS: Except as otherwise provided, the National Primary and Secondary Ambient Air Quality Standards of the United States environmental protection agency including the General Provisions thereto, codified at 40 CFR Part 50 (including appendices), as amended through January 12, 2009, are hereby incorporated into 20.11.8 NMAC. Section 20.11.8.13 NMAC is a summary of the federal and state standards incorporated in 20.11.8 NMAC.

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20.11.8.12 INCORPORATION OF STATE AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS: Except as otherwise provided, the state Ambient Air Quality Standards of the environmental improvement board codified at 20.2.3 NMAC are hereby incorporated into 20.11.8 NMAC. Section 20.11.8.13 NMAC is a summary of the federal and state standards incorporated in 20.11.8 NMAC.

[20.11.8.12 NMAC - N, 7/1/04; A, 9/14/09]

 

20.11.8.13 SUMMARY OF FEDERAL AND STATE AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS:

 

Pollutant

Standards

 

Reference

Federal Primary

Federal Secondary

New Mexico State

 

Carbon Monoxide (CO)

8-hour average

40 CFR 50.8

9 ppm

none

8.7 ppm

1-hour average

40 CFR 50.8

35 ppm

none

13.1 ppm

 

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2)

24-hour average

20.2.3.111 NMAC

none

none

0.10 ppm

Annual arithmetic mean

40 CFR 50.11

0.053 ppm

0.053 ppm

0.05 ppm

 

Ozone (O3)

8-hour average

40 CFR 50.10

0.08 ppm

0.08 ppm

none

(The 1997 standard - and the implementation rules for that standard - will remain in place for implementation purposes as EPA undertakes rulemaking to address the transition from the 1997 ozone standard to the 2008 ozone standard).

8-hour average

40 CFR 50.15

0.075 ppm

0.075 ppm

none

(Effective May 27, 2008)

 

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2)

24-hour average

40 CFR 50.4

0.14 ppm

none

0.10 ppm

3-hour average

40 CFR 50.5

none

0.5 ppm

none

Annual (arithmetic mean)

40 CFR 50.4

0.030 ppm

none

0.02 ppm

 

Particulate Matter (PM2.5)

24-hour average

40 CFR 50.13

35 g/m3

35 g/m3

none

(Effective December 18, 2006)

Annual (arithmetic mean)

40 CFR 50.7 &

40 CFR 50.13

15.0 g/m3

15.0 g/m3

none

 

Particulate Matter (PM10)

24-hour average

40 CFR 50.6

150 g/m3

150 g/m3

none

 

Lead (Pb)

Rolling 3-month average

40 CFR 50.16

0.15g/m3

0.15g/m3

none

(Effective 1 year after date of area attainment designation)

 

Hydrogen Sulfide

1-hr average

20.2.3.110 NMAC

none

none

0.010 ppm

 

Total Reduced Sulfur

1/2-hour average

20.2.3.110 NMAC

none

none

0.003 ppm

 

Particulate Matter (TSP)

24-hour average

20.2.3.109 NMAC

none

none

150 g/m3

7-day average

20.2.3.109 NMAC

none

none

110 g/m3

30-day average

20.2.3.109 NMAC

none

none

90 g/m3

Annual geometric mean

20.2.3.109 NMAC

none

none

60 g/m3

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20.11.8.14 INTERPRETATION: Except as expressly provided to the contrary in these regulations, whenever two or more parts of these regulations limit, control or regulate the emissions of a particular air contaminant, the more restrictive or stringent shall govern.

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HISTORY OF 20.11.8 NMAC:

None