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 Engineer: John 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
Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station, NMSU: Leslie Edgar, Ph.D. (Designee)
PUBLIC MEMBERS (appointed by the Governor)