The Petroleum Storage Tank Bureau has issued a Request for Proposals for remediation of the Arroyo Hondo state lead site in Santa Fe, NM. Deadline is 5 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time, September 10, 2021. For information, go to https://www-archive.env.nm.gov/petroleum_storage_tank/requests-for-proposals/.
cell (505) 699-4007
Manager – Prevention/Inspection
cell (505) 699-4006
Manager – Remedial Action
cell (505) 670-9618
Manager – Reimbursement Section
cell (505) 470-7048
Acting Manager – Tanks Operations and Support Program (Tank Fees, Operator Training,
Installer Certification, Qualified Tester)
Job Openings with the Petroleum Storage Tank Bureau
|JOB TITLE||POSITION #||LOCATION||CLOSING DATE|
|Financial Specialist – Operational||12240||Santa Fe||Open until filled|
|Financial Specialist – Advanced||64609||Santa Fe||Open until filled|
|Water Resource Professional II||117220||Santa Fe||Open until filled|
Please go to http://www.spo.state.nm.us/ (scroll down to View Job Opportunities) for information and to apply for jobs. State employees, please access Careers through your SHARE account. Enter the position # in the search field.
How to Pay Annual Tank Fees Online
Tank owners, operators, or anyone who is responsible for paying the annual tank fee(s) to the State of New Mexico:
Annual invoices for petroleum storage tank fees will be mailed on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. In order to pay via ACH or credit card, you must send your billing e-mail address and owner ID to: Alexandria.Medina@state.nm.us with subject line: PSTB Online Payment by May 24, 2021.
Please note the system only allows one e-mail address. Do not send multiple addresses. PSTB will select the first address listed if multiple addresses are submitted.
Cómo pagar las tarifas anuales de los tanques en línea
Propietarios de tanques, operadores o cualquier persona que sea responsable de pagar la(s) tarifa(s) anual(es) de tanques al Estado de Nuevo México:
Las facturas anuales de las tarifas de los tanques de almacenamiento de petróleo se enviarán por correo postal el martes 1 de junio de 2021. Para pagar a través de ACH o tarjeta de crédito, usted debe enviar su dirección de correo electrónico de facturación y su identificación de propietario a Alexandria.Medina@state.nm.us, escriba en la línea de asunto: Pago en línea de PSTB, a más tardar hasta el 24 de mayo de 2021.
**NEW VITAL INFO FOR TANK OWNERS AND OPERATORS**
Send in Test Reports to Dedicated Compliance Email/ Enviar los informes de prueba al exclusivo correo electrónico de cumplimiento: email@example.com
Owners, operators, and testers of petroleum storage tank systems, please email all required tank system test results to: PSTB.firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to the facility inspector, if known, to allow for receipt and tracking of these reports. Please go here for important information: https://www-archive.env.nm.gov/petroleum_storage_tank/tank-system-testing-and-reporting-requirements/
Los propietarios, operadores y probadores de sistemas de tanques de almacenamiento de petróleo tienen que enviar por correo electrónico todos los resultados requeridos de las pruebas de los sistemas de tanques a: PSTB.email@example.com con una copia para el inspector de la instalación, si se conoce, para permitir la recepción y seguimiento de estos informes. Haga clic aquí para obtener información importante: https://www-archive.env.nm.gov/petroleum_storage_tank/tank-system-testing-and-reporting-requirements/
New Regulations Take Effect July 24, 2021/Las nuevas regulaciones entran en vigor el 24 de julio de 2021
Thanks to all who attended our May and July 2021 virtual presentations! The slides are on our Regulations 20.5 NMAC and Statutes page – click on the menu item at left or here.
- A qualified tester must perform the first test of your spill and overfill prevention equipment and interstitial monitoring containment sumps by July 24, 2021.
- Owners, operators, certified installers, junior installers, and testers must report leaks, releases, or spills (including failed tests) within 24 hours by contacting the Leak of the Week listed here: https://www-archive.env.nm.gov/petroleum_storage_tank/leaks-spills-and-incident-reports/ or by calling (505) 827-9329 outside of state business hours if it is an emergency. This requirement is in effect now and has been in effect for many years.
- Handy spreadsheet here to help you comply with testing-related regulations and deadlines that are now in effect.
- Review the presentation(s) referred to above for the types of equipment testing you now must do and what else you need to do to comply with the new regulations.
This map shows the gas stations and other facilities New Mexico could lose if funding in the Corrective Action Fund (CAF) is depleted. Another map here shows petroleum storage tanks and their release sites in your legislative district, your county, and all of New Mexico.
FUELS WITH ETHANOL OR BIODIESEL: EPA now allows year-round sales of gasoline blended with up to 15% ethanol (E15) (final rule). If your tank holds fuel with greater than 10% ethanol or 20% biodiesel, you must follow additional compatibility requirements in 184.108.40.2068 NMAC and 220.127.116.119 NMAC. These include providing at least 30 days’ notice to PSTB prior to changing to one of these substances and providing proof that the entire system is compatible with the substance stored in it. If you see any signs of deterioration during the required monthly inspection of containment sumps, have the inner and outer walls of the piping tightness tested by a qualified tester.
USE EMAIL OR CELL PHONES TO CONTACT STAFF: Land lines (office phones) for most Petroleum Storage Tank Bureau staff have been disconnected. Click on “PSTB Staff Contact List” near top of page or “Petroleum Storage Tank Bureau Staff” in the menu at upper left for staff email addresses and cell phone numbers.
ASTM E3225-20 DOES NOT MEET REGS: ASTM test standard E3225-20 does NOT meet the requirements of the New Mexico Petroleum Storage Tank Regulations for testing of spill prevention equipment and containment sumps. ASTM test standard E3225-20, Standard Practice for Performing a Liquid Test of Spill Prevention Equipment and Containment Sumps Used for Interstitial Monitoring of Piping by Visual Examination, does NOT meet federal requirements in 40 CFR 280 and does NOT meet the periodic testing requirements in 20.5 NMAC. The testing procedures in PEI (Petroleum Equipment Institute) 1200 ARE acceptable. Questions? Click “Find Your Tank Inspector” near the top of the page to locate and contact the inspector for your area.
THIRTY (30)-DAY NOTICE is required by law for tank installations, removals, temporary closures, modifications, and repairs, etc. Click on Prevention and Inspection Program (up and to the left), then Forms below that for forms and people to contact.
LOANS MAY BE AVAILABLE from the State Clean Water Revolving Fund for replacement, removal, or upgrade of storage tanks or remediation of releases. Please go to /construction-programs/clean-water-state-revolving-fund-cwsrf/ for more information. Applications are accepted year-round on an as-needed basis.
SEE MENU AT UPPER LEFT for more information. Click on menu items for submenus or to go to that page.
QUALITY OF GASOLINE, DIESEL, ETC., and measuring devices are regulated by the Department of Agriculture. You can contact them here (scroll to Standards and Consumer Services).
For non-discrimination information, please click or go to /non-employee-discrimination-complaint-page/.
PSTB Mission Statement
To reduce, mitigate and eliminate the threats to the environment posed by petroleum products or hazardous material or wastes released from underground and above ground storage tanks.
Science | Innovation | Collaboration | Compliance
Offices in New Mexico
Albuquerque PSTB [District 1]
121 Tijeras Avenue NE, Suite 1000 – Albuquerque, NM 87102
Tel. (505) 222-9500 Fax. (505) 222-9510
Farmington PSTB [District 2] 1800 East 30th Street, Farmington, NM 87401
Tel. (505) 566-9741; Fax (505)-566-9757
Las Cruces PSTB [District 3]
2301 Entrada del Sol, Las Cruces, NM 88001
Tel. (575) 288-2050 Fax. (575) 526-6162
Roswell PSTB [District 3]
1914 West 2nd Street – Roswell, NM 88201
Tel. (575) 624-6046 Fax. (575) 624-2023