New Mexico's Smoke Management Program


SMP I & II Tracking Form Instructions

This form is used for both SMP I and II, and is due to the Air Quality Bureau (AQB) two weeks after the burn project is complete. See SMP Appendix I for more information. All information on the form is required unless otherwise indicated. This form may be submitted on-line (http://smoke.state.nm.us) to the AQB, or by mail to 2044 Galisteo, Santa Fe, NM 87505, fax to (505) 827-1543, or e-mail to nmsmoke@gmail.com.

Explanation: This information will be used to obtain an accurate amount of emissions actually produced, and allow the AQB to set the Annual Emission Goal.

Following are line-by-line instructions for filling out the Tracking Form.

Burn Name.  Enter the name of the Burn Project.

Explanation: This is to help the AQB identify separate projects by the same burner.

Project ID. Enter the ID number assigned by the AQB from the initial registration.

Explanation: This is to help the AQB identify separate projects by the same burner and track a burn through its completion.

Number of Burn Days.  Enter the number of days the project took to complete.

Explanation: This allows the AQB to characterize burn types and sizes across the state.

Total Acres Burned/ Total Piles.  Enter the total number of acres blackened and/or the total pile volume burned. 

Explanation: This will provide a more accurate estimate of the actual emissions produced.

For Grassland, Shrub Land and Forests ONLY: Wildland Fire Use. If this was a Wildland Fire Use, check the appropriate box.

Explanation: This will allow the AQB to characterize burning and the smoke/emissions produced across the state.

Acres. For broadcast burning, enter blackened acres for each vegetation type burned. Be as accurate as possible and only enter blackened acres, not total project acres.

Explanation: This will provide a more accurate estimate of the actual emissions produced.

Loading. Enter the tons per acre for each vegetation type burned. This does not apply to pile burning. See SMP Appendix K for help determining fuel loading.

Explanation: This will provide a more accurate estimate of the actual emissions produced.

Volume. If piles were burned, enter the pile volume in cubic feet.

Explanation: This gives a more accurate estimate of the actual emissions produced.

Percent Consumption.  For each vegetation type burned, as well as for pile burning, enter best estimate of the percent actually consumed. For example on 20 total acres, which consisted of 10 acres of grass and 10 acres of Ponderosa Pine, 10 acres of the grass was completely consumed (100%), so enter 100. Only 5 acres of the pine was consumed (50%), so enter 50. For pile burning, an example is 90% of the pile content actually burned, so enter 90.

Explanation: This gives a more accurate estimate of the actual emissions produced.

ERT Acres.  For each vegetation type and pile type, enter the number of acres on which any Emission Reduction Technique (ERT) was utilized.  For piles, enter the number of acres from which the piled material originated. 

Explanation: This information will enable AQB to estimate the emissions reduced for each burn.

ERTs Utilized.  Select the appropriate code from the list at the bottom of the page and enter as many as are appropriate for each vegetation type. See SMP Appendix D for an explanation of each ERT. If you received a waiver for the use of an ERT, please enter the symbol for "other" and enter a remark in the comment section.

Explanation: This information will enable AQB to estimate the emissions reduced for each burn.

Air Quality Air Curtain Incinerator (ACI) Registration Date.  If applicable, enter the date you registered your ACI with the AQB.

Explanation: This allows the state to correlate ACI use with a burn project and not double count emissions reduced.

Comments.  Enter any information that might clarify or explain other entries.


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For corrections to this web page, please contact Erik Aaboe of the Air Quality Bureau. This page was last edited on 06/14/2005