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New Solar Market Development Tax Credit Notice of Public Hearing and Rulemaking

Purpose of Amendments. In 2022, the Legislature passed amendments to the New Solar Market Development tax credit in the Income Tax Act. The Energy Conservation and Management Division currently implements the New Solar Market Development Tax Credit through rule 3.3.14 NMAC, New Solar Market Development Tax Credit. The proposed rule amendments are in response to the legislative changes to the New Solar Market Development tax credit in the Income Tax Act. ECMD will hold a public hearing on the proposed rules on October 18, 2022, at 9:30 am.

For more information about the upcoming public hearing, see the notice of public hearing and rulemaking below and download the following hearing agenda and instructions for participation.

https://www.emnrd.nm.gov/ecmd/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/SMDTC-Rules-Hearing-Agenda-2022-09-13.pdf

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND RULEMAKING
OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO,
ENERGY, MINERALS AND NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

The State of New Mexico, Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD) hereby gives notice of the following proposed rulemaking. EMNRD proposes to amend 3.3.14 NMAC, New Solar Market Development Tax Credit.

Purpose of Rules. In 2022, the Legislature passed the amendments to the New Solar Market Development Tax Credit, which is established in the Income Tax Act. The amendments to the act require EMNRD to promulgate and amended rule that is compliant with the amendments.

3.3.14 NMAC, New Solar Market Development Tax Credit. EMNRD proposes to increase the annual aggregate amounts of the state tax credit available to applicants owning certified solar energy systems from $8,000,000 to $12,000,000 per calendar year. EMNRD also proposes amendments to the application requirements meant to simplify and streamline the process for both applicants and EMNRD.

Legal Authority. EMNRD proposes the rules under the authority of the Income Tax Act, NMSA 1978, Section 7-2-18.31.

The full text of the proposed rules are available from the EMNRD, Energy Conservation and Management Division, 1220 S. Saint Francis Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87505; at https://www.emnrd.nm.gov/ecmd/ecmd-public-notices/ or by contacting Daren Zigich at darenk.zigich@state.nm.us; telephone (505) 795-2381.

Public Hearing and Comment. EMNRD will hold a virtual public hearing on the proposed rules at 9:30 am on October 18, 2022. The public may join the hearing virtually through WebEx using one of the following:

New Solar Market Development Tax Credit Amendments, 2022 Rule Hearing Event Link:
https://nmemnrd.webex.com/nmemnrd/j.php?MTID=mc3755f1751d0498fc7601e62f3541cd1
Webinar number (access code): 2492 599 2615
Webinar password: Solartaxcredit22 (76527820 from phones)
Or enter to join from a mobile device:
1-844-992-4726,,24925992615#76527820# United States Toll Free
+1-408-418-9388,,24925992615#76527820# United States Toll

Those wishing to comment on the proposed rules may make oral comments or submit written comments at the hearing or may submit written comments by October 18, 2022, by 5:00 p.m. by mail or e-mail. Please mail written comments to Harold Trujillo, EMNRD, Energy Conservation and Management Division, 1220 South Saint Francis Drive, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505 or submit them by e-mail to harold.trujillo@state.nm.us.

If you are an individual with a disability who needs a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter, or any other form of auxiliary aid or service to attend or participate in the hearing, please contact Daren Zigich at (505) 795-2381 or the New Mexico Relay Network at 1-800-659-1779 two weeks prior to the hearing. Public documents can be provided in various accessible formats. Please contact Daren Zigich at (505) 795-2381, if a summary or other type of accessible format is needed.

Technical Information. There is no technical information for the proposed rule amendments.

Downloadable Public Notice

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Public Notice of Information Session 

PUBLIC NOTICE
OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
TO DEVELOP A STATEWIDE CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION, ADAPTION, AND RESILIENCE PLAN UNDER THE STATE HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN
FOR THE
STATE OF NEW MEXICO, ENERGY, MINERALS AND NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT,
ENERGY CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT DIVISION

The State of New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD), Energy Conservation and Management Division (ECMD) is requesting proposals from entities to draft and finalize a plan to increase the resilience of state agencies to natural hazards exacerbated by projected climate impacts. The statewide Climate Mitigation, Adaptation, and Resilience Plan will be the cornerstone of a comprehensive state-wide response to the impacts of climate change. In the event of a state or national health emergency, the successful Offeror shall follow all state and local guidelines for as long as those guidelines are in effect as they apply to the work of any contract which may result from this Request for Proposals (RFP).

The successful Offeror shall develop and draft a state climate mitigation, resilience, and adaptation plan that considers mitigation of climate induced hazards, sector-based adaptation planning and working with stakeholders and front-line communities in identifying physical, cyber, geographic hazards, regional and localized threats/hazards, and assessing vulnerabilities, and capabilities.

The successful Offeror shall have demonstrable expertise in conducting systematic multi-month climate adaptation and resiliency assessments, hazard mitigation planning processes, climate projections and modeling, and outreach efforts that build on existing knowledge, tools, initiatives. Work will be performed primarily with state agencies, local governments, and tribal governments, in a series of workshops held either virtually or in-person.

ECMD will conduct a non-mandatory pre-proposal conference for potential Offerors at 10 a.m. MDT on September 26, 2022 via WebEx. The purpose of the pre-proposal conference is to provide Offerors an opportunity to be briefed on this procurement and to ask questions about the procurement process. Please contact the ECMD Contact Person below to request a meeting invitation.

Potential Offerors may download a complete copy of the Request for Proposals from the ECMD website: https://www.emnrd.nm.gov/ecmd/about-us/requests-for-proposals/.

Questions regarding this RFP shall be addressed to:

Robert Gomez
Resilience Coordinator
Energy Conservation and Management Division
Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department
1220 S. St. Francis Dr.
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
Telephone: (505) 490-2356

Offerors shall submit one proposal in PDF format to Mr. Gomez via email at robert.gomez@state.nm.us  no later than 3 p.m. MDT September 30, 2022. EMNRD shall not accept proposals received after this date and shall make absolutely no exceptions for proposals not received by the appointed time.

This public notice is given pursuant to NMSA 1978, Section 13-1-113. The Procurement Code, NMSA 1978, Sections 13-1-28 through -199, imposes civil and criminal penalties for its violation. In addition, New Mexico criminal statutes impose felony penalties for bribes, gratuities, and kickbacks.

 

Downloadable Public Notice