On March 11, 2020, a Public Health Emergency (Executive Order 2020-004) was declared to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). In response to the declaration, Secretary Cottrell Propst directed the Oil Conservation Division (OCD) to take prudent precautionary steps to encourage the public and OCD staff to maintain social distance, a factor in preventing the spread of COVID-19, by cancelling, postponing, or taking other actions to limit public interaction.

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has directed that government buildings will be closed to the public.

The New Mexico Attorney General has issued the Open Government Division Advisory During COVID-19 State of Public Emergency, which makes recommendations to state agencies how to conduct virtual meetings.

OCD Hearings Scheduled for April 2, 2020- Cancelled

The hearings on the April 2, 2020 docket are continued and will be rescheduled as soon as possible.

OCD anticipates that the April 16, 2020 docket will be heard. OCD will publish a notice regarding the nature and conduct of this docket in the near future.