The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) has launched its Public Comment Portal as an easy-to-use method to accept public comments and documents. This is the latest functional improvement to NMED’s ongoing efforts to make the agency and its actions more accessible to all New Mexicans.
“We continue to invest in making the Environment Department more accessible for all New Mexicans – including the public’s ability to easily comment on proposed rules and permits that can impact their environment,” says NMED Cabinet Secretary James Kenney. “Our public comment portal allows community voices to inform our activities, further demonstrating our innovation in Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s commitment to open and collaborative state government.”
NMED encourages the public to voice their opinion on draft permits, rulemaking proposals, and agenda items that are before the numerous Boards, Commissions, and Hearing Officers. The Public Comment Portal is accessible under the Public Participation menu on the NMED homepage. To support the public in using the new Public Comment Portal, NMED developed tutorial videos on how to use the Public Comment Portal, available in both English and Spanish.
To learn more about the portal and other improvements that NMED has deployed, click here.