Submit Written Public Comment

Written public comment is no longer being accepted. The last day to submit public comment on this topic was Dec. 6, 2018.

*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 acknowledged as they draft an ordinance for consideration by the Planning and Zoning Commission. Once considered by the Planning and Zoning Commission, a proposed ordinance would go before the Sandoval County Board of County Commissioners for further 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 or Will Be 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
  • August 23, 2018 – County Commission (Limited oral public comment was taken)
  • August 28, 2018 – Planning & Zoning Commission
  • September 10, 2018 – Planning & Zoning Commission – MEETING CANCELLED
  • September 25, 2018 – Planning & Zoning Commission
  • October 4, 2018 – County Commission (Meeting schedule discussion only)
  • October 18, 2018 – County Commission
  • November 1, 2018 – County Commission
  • November 8, 2018 – County Commission
  • November 29, 2018 – County Commission (Motion for discussion and final vote did not receive a second. Ordinance failed and is no longer being considered)

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