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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

(505) 946-8314


Emergency/After Hours Number:
(505) 490-2375


Non-Emergency number please Call 505-476-0298 or use the staff list below for individual contact information.


Damage Prevention

New Mexico state law requires everyone involved in any excavation to provide at least two working days’ notice to UFOs. This notification is accomplished by contacting the one-call center at least two working days prior to beginning your excavation. The UFOs are then required to mark the horizontal locations of their underground lines within the two working days.
New Mexico One Call

When to contact NM811
If you plan on digging, excavating, blasting or moving earth in any way, contact New Mexico 811 and all non-members two working days prior to starting excavation. Non-members include homeowners, master meter systems, non-jurisdictional members (i.e. Native American reservations, and federal facilities). New Mexico 811 is open from 7 am to 5 pm, Monday thru Friday, except holidays.

Contacting NM811
When requesting line locates, NM811’s preference is for you to call by telephone or enter your requests at Calls to New Mexico 811 (NM811) are free.

NM811 can be reached:

   Toll free from anywhere in New Mexico by calling:    811

   Toll free from anywhere in the United States by calling:    1-800-321-2537

If you damage an underground facility
If an underground facility is damaged during excavation, you must stop excavation, call 911 if appropriate, notify the UFO immediately and call 811 to report the damage. Damage may include nicks, dents, gouges, cuts, scrapes or scratches to the coating, insulating jacket or tracer wire.

If your utlities are affected whan a damage occurs
If your utilities are affected when a damage occurs then you will need to submit a 3rd party damage report via

New Mexico Excavation Law Classes
We recommend anybody involved with the design, planning, or conducting excavation projects is the appropriate audience.  It’s good knowledge to have. The training includes a pre and post test and attendees must score an 80% or better to be considered successful.  Certificates will be issued to those scoring 80% or better. 

Classes are held the 2nd Monday of every month and begin at 1:00pm (unless otherwise noted). They are held at the New Mexico 811 Center, 1021 Eubank Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87112. Attendees must park in the South Parking lot only.

Classes are free to attend, but RSVP is required.  Please RSVP to:

Please include Name of attendees; physical mailing address; contact phone number; and case number, if you are attending the class to fulfill the requirements of a notice of probable violation from the Pipeline Safety Bureau. 

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The Pipeline Safety Bureau does not maintain pipeline maps; however, the public has access through the National Pipeline Mapping System (NPMS} at:


Contact Us


Mailing Address Staff with email Title Phone

Public Regulation Commission
Pipeline Safety Bureau 
1120 Paseo De Peralta, Rm. 416
P.O. Box 1269
Santa Fe, NM 87504




Emergency/After Hours Number:
(505) 490-2375


This number is for emergency/after hours phone calls only and is not monitored for text messages.
To contact the Pipeline Safety Bureau with non-emergency information, please call 505-476-0298 or use the staff list for individual contact information.


Jason Montoya Bureau Chief 505-946-8314
Tina Cigliano-Sisneros Management Analyst 505-670-3149
Samantha Herrera Administrative Assistant 505-629-9603
James Stanovcak Pipeline Safety Supervisor 505-490-2135
Matthew Montoya Pipeline Safety Inspector 505-490-2958
Antonio Archuleta Pipeline Safety Inspector 505-490-0567
David Walters Pipeline Safety Inspector 505-629-3561
Loretta Cuthrell Pipeline Safety Inspector 505-699-8693
Francisco Guerrero Pipeline Safety Inspector 505-699-2680
Zane Ward Pipeline Safety Inspector 505-470-7854
Kevin Duke Pipeline Safety Inspector 505-470-0042
Sefie Anaya Damage Prevention Supervisor/Inspector, NM - South 505-231-5204
Ricardo Herrera Damage Prevention Inspector, NM - Central 505-629-3564
Joaquin Pineda Damage Prevention Inspector, NM - North 505-795-0969

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