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The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission Pipeline Safety Bureau:

  • Is charged with the task of enforcing Federal and State Pipeline Safety Regulations in order to provide for the safe operation of natural gas and hazardous liquid facilities;

  • Is responsible for investigating intrastate pipeline incidents and accidents within New Mexico;

  • Enforces the State Excavation Damage Prevention Law; and

  • Is responsible for licensing crude oil, natural gas, and oil and gas product pipelines.

Through its 60105 Agreement with the U.S. Department of Transportation the Pipeline Safety Bureau is responsible for conducting safety compliance inspections and enforcing state and federal pipeline safety regulations for intrastate gas, hazardous liquid, and CO2 pipeline facilities. These include private and municipal gas distribution systems, master meter gas systems, LPG systems, transmission systems and jurisdictional gathering lines. The U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Safety Administration (PHMSA) conducts annual program evaluations used primarily to determine performance (e.g., operating practices, quality of State agency inspections, investigations, compliance actions and adequacy of recordkeeping).  The Pipeline Safety Bureau performance is the major factor considered in allocation grant-in-aid funds from the Federal Government each year.

Pipeline Safety

Jason Montoya, Bureau Chief


Emergency After Hours Number:
(505) 490-2375

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Public Regulation Commission
Pipeline Safety Bureau 
1120 Paseo De Peralta
P.O. Box 1269
Santa Fe, NM 87504




Emergency After Hours Number:
(505) 490-2375

Jason N. Montoya Bureau Chief 505-476-0253
Tina Cigliano-Sisneros Executive Administrator 505-476-0298
Sefie Anaya Damage Prevention Supervisor 505-231-5204
Loretta Cuthrell Inspector 505-699-8693
Isaac Lerma Pipeline Safety Supervisor 505-490-2958
Vacant Inspector 505-490-1358
Vacant Inspector 505-490-0567
Jerry Nunez Inspector 505-699-2680
Joaquin Pineda Inspector 505-795-0969
Christopher Sanchez Inspector 505-629-3564
Vacant Inspector 505-490-2135

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