Programs & Services

Oil Conservation Commission

OIL CONSERVATION COMMISSION

The New Mexico Oil and Gas Act of 1935 established the three-member Oil Conservation Commission. (NMSA 1978, §70-2-4).  The Commission members are:

1) the Director of the Oil Conservation Division,

2) a designee of the Commissioner of Public Lands, and

3) a designee of the Secretary of the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department.

While the Act grants the Commission “concurrent jurisdiction and authority” with the Division (§70-2-6(B)), the Commission’s activities today focus on two areas: the consideration and adoption of rules (§70-2-12.2) and the de novo review of orders entered by the Director (§70-2-13). The Commission establishes a schedule of monthly meetings. Hearings generally occur at the meetings.

The Commission posts a draft agenda for its regular meetings ten days before the meeting and a final agenda 72 hours before the meeting. Notices for meetings and hearings can be found below.

OCC Meetings & Hearings

 

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Contact Information: OCC.Hearings@state.nm.us

2021 Hearing Dates: 2021 OCC Hearing Dates

 

OCC Minutes:

$

2021

$

2018

$

2015

$

2012

$

2020

$

2017

$

2014

$

2019

$

2016

$

2013