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30-day Public Comment Period: Draft 2022 Exceptional Events Demonstration

The New Mexico Environment Department (“NMED”) announces an opportunity to comment on the Draft 2022 Exceptional Events Demonstration for periods of PM10 exceedances of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards due to high wind blowing dust. This document demonstrates to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that dust storms generated by high winds, rather than man-made sources, caused exceedances of the national standard for particulate matter in the air. Without this demonstration, certain areas of the state would be in violation of federal standards and subject to stricter air quality rules and requirements designed to meet and maintain the standard in the future. The level of the federal air standards for particulate matter is protective of public health.


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New Mexico’s Draft 2022 Exceptional Events Demonstration is available for a 30-day public comment period. Submission of comments on the draft demonstration may be written or oral and must be received by July 19, 2024. All public comments received during the comment period will be evaluated and responded to as appropriate by NMED prior to submission of the final revision to EPA.

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