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Rulemaking Proceedings

Please note that Comments on any proposed rule should be emailed  to the Commission’s Records Division at prc.records@state.nm.us in accordance with the Commission’s Rules of Procedure, 1.2.2 NMAC.  Individuals who do not have access to email may mail Comments to the following address:

NMPRC Records Management Bureau
P.O. Box 1269
Santa Fe, NM 87504

PLEASE MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE THE CASE NUMBER WITH YOUR COMMENT

Comments can be viewed in the Commission’s Edocket system

Use the following info to log into Edocket:
Username: webguest
Password: webguest#1

The current version of all Commission rules can be accessed at the State Records Center and Archives website.

PRC Rulemaking laws:

For all its rulemakings the Commission follows the provisions of the State Rules Act, § 14-4-1 et seq. NMSA 1978, and the rulemaking provisions in the Public Regulation Commission Act, § 8-8-15 NMSA 1978.  These statutes contains requirements for public notice content, pre-hearing notice timing, and notice publication methods, among other requirements.

  1. For Public Utility Act rulemakings, the Commission follows Rulemaking Procedures, 17.1.120 NMAC. This rule sets out the requirements of pre-action notice publication timing and notice content, and provides other specific requirements of procedure. 
  2. For all other rulemakings the Commission follows the Attorney General’s Default Procedural Rule for Rulemaking, 1.24.25 NMAC.
  3. In addition, the Commission follows the guidance in the State Records Administrator’s rulemaking rules New Mexico Administrative Code (NMAC), 1.24.10 NMAC and New Mexico Register, 1.24.15 NMAC.

Rulemaking Records:

 

 For all rulemaking proceedings, the “Rulemaking Record,” as defined by the New Mexico State Rules Act, is made up of various documents, pleadings, comments, and other information that is readily available through this website.  To view the Rulemaking Record for any of the rulemakings listed below, access the Commission’s “Edocket” using the link and guest login information above.  Once you are logged in to Edocket, enter the case number in the “Case # Search” field at the top center of the screen and click enter.   Click on the case number on the following screen and then the “Case Documents” tab in the upper left corner.  The next screen will show you all of the documents filed in the rulemaking proceeding, i.e. the Rulemaking Record, in chronological order.  Click on the name of any document and then click on the name again on the following screen to download a PDF version.

Active Rulemakings:

Transportation

Case # 21-00224-PL

IN THE MATTER AMENDING THE PIPELINE SAFETY EXCAVATION DAMAGE PREVENTION RULE 18.60.5 NMAC

Utility

Case # 21-00266-UT

IN THE MATTER OF A RULEMAKING TO REPEAL AND REPLACE COMMISSION RULE 17.9.568 NMAC, INTERCONNECTION STANDARDS FOR ELECTRIC UTILITIES, AND THE ASSOCIATED INTERCONNECTION MANUAL

Utility

Case # 21-00128-UT

IN THE MATTER OF A COMMISSION RULEMAKING REGARDING NMPRC RULE 17.7.3 NMAC INTEGRATED RESOURCE PLANS AND PROCUREMENT PROCEDURES

Utility

Case # 21-00112-UT

IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION TO ADOPT A COMMUNITY SOLAR RULE 17.9.573 NMAC

Utility

Case # 19-00168-UT

IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION TO AMEND THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY RULE 17.7.2 NMAC

Utility

Case # 20-00175-UT

IN THE MATTER OF POTENTIAL AMENDMENTS TO NMPRC RULE 17.9.570 NMAC, ENTITLED GOVERNING COGENERATION AND SMALL POWER PRODUCTION

Utility

Case # 19-00296-UT

IN THE MATTER OF POTENTIAL AMENDMENTS TO NMPRC RULE 17.9.572 NMAC, RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR ELECTRIC UTILITIES

NMPRC

Case # 20-00190-PRC

IN THE MATTER OF A COMMISSION RULEMAKING TO PROMULGATE AMENDMENTS TO NMPRC RULES OF PROCEDURE 1.2.2.7, 1.2.2.8, 1.2.2.9, 1.2.2.10, 1.2.2.11, 1.2.2.34 AND 1.2.2.35 NMAC TO PROVIDE FOR ELECTRONIC FILING AND AMEND RULES REGARDING TRANSCRIPTS, PREPARED TESTIMONY AND OTHER AMENDMENTS IF NECESSARY

State Fire Marshall

Case # 20-00105-FM

IN THE MATTER OF A COMMISSION RULEMAKING AMENDING RULES PERTAINING TO FIRE AND SMOKE DAMPERS PURSUANT TO SECTION 59A-52-15.1 OF THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL STATUTES