Submit Written Public Comment

Written public comment should be submitted via email to:

If you do not have access to email and wish to submit a paper letter for your written comment, please mail to:

Sandoval County
Public Information Office
Attn: Oil, Gas & Water Public Comment
P.O. Box 40
Bernalillo, NM 87004

*Written public comment will be uploaded to this web page weekly on Fridays. All public comment submitted, in writing or presented verbally at a public meeting,  becomes public record and is subject to release per the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act.


Oil, Gas & Water Matter Background

At this time, Sandoval County is considering the creation of an ordinance that would create regulations for the operation of the Oil and Gas industry in Sandoval County.

A Citizen’s Working Group has been created to draft an ordinance for consideration by the Planning and Zoning Commission. Once passed through the Planning and Zoning Commission, any proposed ordinance would go before the Sandoval County Board of County Commissioners for consideration. The County Commission would need to pass the ordinance for it to become law. If an ordinance is passed, it would be the first of its kind in Sandoval County.

Meeting Dates Where Oil, Gas & Water Topic Was Discussed

The following meeting dates contain discussions related to Oil, Gas and Water.
*Please note that this list will begin with June 26, 2018, which is the first date of a discussion related to the newest process for this matter.

  • June 26, 2018 – Planning & Zoning Commission
  • July 12, 2018 – County Commission
  • July 26, 2018 – County Commission (Public Comment Resolution)
  • July 31, 2018 – Planning & Zoning Commission
  • August 14, 2018 – Planning & Zoning Commission (scheduled for discussion)