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 CSMC complies with the New Mexico Open Meetings Act. For details, please review the most recent Open Meetings Resolution.
The Commission comprises seven statutory members and two public members appointed by the Governor.
Commissioner of Public Lands: Stephanie Garcia Richard
State Engineer: Mike Hamman, P.E.; Catherine Zemlick, Ph.D. (Designee)
Director of the Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources: Nelia Dunbar, Ph.D.; Gretchen Hoffman (Designee)
Director of the Department of Game and Fish: Michael Sloane; Matthew Wunder, Ph.D., Chair (Designee)
Secretary of the Environment Department: James Kenney; Michael Chacon (Designee)
Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station, NMSU: Leslie Edgar, Ph.D. (Designee)
PUBLIC MEMBERS (appointed by the Governor)