Programs & Services

Coal Surface Mining Commission

The Coal Surface Mining Commission (CSMC), created in the Coal Surface Mining Act (69-25A-1 et seq. NMSA 1978), meets to amend and repeal mining regulations. The Commission comprises seven statutory members and two public members appointed by the Governor.


Commissioner of Public Lands: Stephanie Garcia Richard; Jack Yates (Designee)

State EngineerJohn D’Antonio, Jr., P.E.

Director of the Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources: Nelia Dunbar, PhD; Gretchen Hoffman (Designee)

Director of the Department of Game and Fish: Michael Sloane; Matthew Wunder, PhD (Designee)

Secretary of the Environment Department: James Kenney; Rick Greiner (Designee) 

Chairman of the Soil and Water Conservation Commission: Dusty Hunt

Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station, NMSU: Leslie Edgar, Ph.D. (Designee)

PUBLIC MEMBERS (appointed by the Governor)

Erich Bower
Kathleen Sanchez


Sally Malave, Assistant Attorney General
Office of the Attorney General
407 Galisteo St., Bataan Memorial Building
Santa Fe NM 87501
Phone: (505) 490-4060


Jane Tabor
Mining and Minerals Division
1220 South St. Francis Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: (505) 690-8249    Fax: (505) 476-3402