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Agency Directory

 

Agency Directory

 

Employee Phone Directory (alpha listing by last name)

 

1. ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DIVISION
      (a) Financial Management Bureau  (827-4084)
      (b) Human Resource Bureau  (827-4084) 
      (c) Information Systems Bureau(827-6983)
      (d) Records Management Bureau  (827-6968) (827-4526)

 

2. CONSUMER RELATIONS DIVISION  (827-4592)

 

3. GENERAL COUNSEL’S OFFICE   (827-6947)

 

4. HEARING EXAMINERS (827-6956)

 

5. LEGAL DIVISION (827-6969) (827-4818)

 

6. STATE FIRE MARSHAL’S DIVISION (1-800-244-6702 or 1-888-427-5772)
      (a) State Fire Marshal's Office
      (a) Fire Academy

7. TRANSPORTATION DIVISION (827-4519)
      (a) Applications Section
      (b) Compliance Bureau
      (c) Pipeline Safety Bureau (476-0298)

 

8. UTILITY DIVISION (827-6950)
      (a) Accounting Bureau
      (b) Economics Bureau
      (c) Electrical Engineering Bureau
      (d) Gas, Water and Wastewater Engineering Bureau
      (e) Telecommunications Bureau

 

1. ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DIVISION

(a) Financial Management Bureau (827-4084)

i) Responsible for the upkeep and administration for the general finances of the PRC. This includes:

(1) Purchasing, execution of professional services and leases, contracts, accounts payable, revenue depositing and posting, and the general ledger upkeep budgeting and fixed assets accountability

(2) Procuring and overseeing agency audits

(3) Repair and maintenance of equipment, distribution of parking cards for Marian Hall, follow up of repairs with PERA Building maintenance, administering of PRC fleet (vehicle) gasoline cards, fleet emergencies, and any other miscellaneous agency issues that cannot be handled within other divisions or bureaus of the PRC

(b) Human Resource Bureau (827-4084)

i) Provides services to PRC Employees in Personnel/Payroll Record Management, Workers Compensation, Leave Administration, and Benefits

(c) Information Systems Bureau (827-6983)

i) Responsible for day-to-day computer operations of the PRC

(d) Records Management Bureau (827-6968) (827-4526)

i.) Maintains both active and inactive case records of the Utility (electric, gas, water, and telecommunications) Legal (827-6968), and Transportation Division (827-4526)

2. CONSUMER RELATIONS DIVISION (827-4592)

a) Educates the public about PRC rules, procedures and programs applicable to regulated Utility (electric, gas, water, sewer, and telecommunications) companies

b) Processes complaints regarding utility matters and provides assistance to consumers who have been unable to reach resolution

3. GENERAL COUNSEL’S OFFICE (827-6947)

a) Advises the Commissioners on all legal matters arising from the Commission’s regulatory responsibilities

i) Administers formal proceedings before the Commission; assists the Commission in its deliberations on those proceedings, and drafts orders, resolutions and other decisions issued by the Commission

ii) Defends Commission decisions that have been challenged in State and Federal Court

4. HEARING EXAMINERS (827-6956)

a) The Hearing Examiners function as judges in the cases assigned to them. They set hearings and conferences, establish procedures and details for the conduct of proceedings, ensure that a full and adequate record is established, make rulings on procedural and evidentiary matters, conduct hearings, admit evidence into the record, analyze evidence, briefs and applicable laws, rules and orders, certify stipulations negotiated by parties to the Commission, and make recommended decisions to the Commission, including findings of fact, conclusions of law and ordering paragraphs.

5. LEGAL DIVISION (827-6969, 827-4818)

a) Provides legal advice and representation to the staff of the Utility Division (including telecommunication, gas, water, electric, and wastewater), Administrative Services Division, Consumer Relations Division, State Fire Marshal, and the Transportation Division (including Pipeline Safety)

b) Represents Staff in proceedings before the Commission, provides advice to Staff regarding questions of regulatory compliance, and assists Staff in enforcing relevant statutes and regulations

6. STATE FIRE MARSHAL’S DIVISION (1-800-244-6702 or 1-888-427-5772) 
       (a) Responsible for arson investigations and inspections

(1) Investigates arson and explosions

(2) Inspection/Code Enforcement is responsible for life safety, above ground storage tanks, fireworks, system and fire prevention

ii) Responsible for administration and distribution of fire funds

        (b) NM Firefighters’ Training Academy Bureau 
              (837-7500 &1-800-734-6553, Socorro)

i) Meets the needs of a complex and dynamic fire service by providing firefighting-training programs of the highest quality

(1) Objective is to develop the basic and advanced skills necessary for emergency responders to best serve the citizens and guests of New Mexico

 

7. TRANSPORTATION DIVISION (827-4519)

(a) Applications Section

Section processes all applications for Warrant Authority, which includes general commodity haulers (gravel haulers), vehicle escort services, transportation of cadavers, hazardous materials, vanpools, charter bus services (tour) and towing services. Monitors all warrant holders to insure compliance.

i) Manages the Unified Carrier Registration System monitoring motor carriers who transport for-hire on an interstate basis

ii) Insures that all registered Motor Carriers are in full compliance with Federal Motor Carrier Act requirements; collects and accounts for registration fees, and distributes fees to the agency and participating states

(b) Compliance Bureau

i) Responsible for enforcing the provisions of the New Mexico Motor Carrier Act, and the New Mexico State Corporation Commission, Motor Transportation and Ambulance and Medical Rescue Service rules

ii) Processes applications for Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity and Motor Carrier permits

iii) Investigates complaints brought against motor carriers who have received a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity, or a Permit, for taxi, limousine, shuttle service, tour and sightseeing service, vanpools and ambulance service, etc.

iv) Conducts periodic audits of these entities regarding business records, vehicle safety, insurance requirements and tariffs

v) Responsible for motor carriers that have received Warrant Authority from the Commission such as general commodity haulers (gravel haulers), vehicle escort service, transportation of cadavers, hazardous materials, vanpools, charter bus services (tour) and towing services

vi) Investigates complaints brought against these types of motor carriers and conducts periodic audits regarding business records, vehicle safety, insurance requirements and tariffs

vii) Conducts periodic safety inspections of Railroad Crossings and Operation practices. On call investigations of accidents occurring in the two previously mentioned areas are also the responsibility of this bureau.

(c) Pipeline Safety Bureau (476-0298)

i) Performs safety and compliance inspections of intrastate gas and liquid pipeline facilities, including transmission, distribution, gathering and master meter pipeline facilities

ii) Issues pipeline license applications and collects license fees from pipeline companies

iii) Enforces alleged damage to underground utility lines such as water, gas, telecommunications and electric lines

8. UTILITY DIVISION (827-6940)

Serves as staff to the Commission in the regulation of electric, natural gas, renewable energy resources, telecommunications, and water and wastewater systems. Represents the public interest in utility matters before the Commission. Makes presentations to the Commission in the form of testimony and exhibits to ensure that adequate utility and telecommunications services are provided at fair, just and reasonable rates.

(a) Accounting Bureau

i) Evaluates accounting procedures utilized by companies and submits recommendations and advises the Commission on the implications of new accounting releases and standards

(b) Economics Bureau

i) Conducts economic and financial market analysis for all utilities

ii) Provides cost of capital and financial market issues including general economic issues

(c) Electrical Engineering Bureau

i) Performs analysis and provides expert testimony on issues related to electric utility companies, including plant design, specifications, capacity, reliability, depreciation rates, utility expenses and certificates of public convenience and necessity

(d) Gas, Water and Wastewater Engineering Bureau

i) Performs analysis and provides expert testimony on issues related to natural gas, water and wastewater utilities, including plant design, specifications, capacity, reliability, depreciation rates, utility expenses and certificates of public convenience and necessity

(e) Telecommunications Bureau

i) Performs analysis and provides expert testimony on issues related to telecommunications, including rulemakings and cases before the Commission.




 
 
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