The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) will hold two additional public hearings next month to receive oral and written public comment on Rule Number 18.21.5 NMAC, New Mexico Department of Transportation Outdoor Advertising Requirements.
The purpose of the proposed rule change is to establish procedures and standards for all off-premises outdoor advertising in New Mexico including the use of changeable electronic variable message signs, to amend the current fee structure, to update and clarify the rule where necessary, including definitions and permit-related processes, to correct inconsistencies with federal regulations and to make formatting, organizational and language changes throughout the rule to conform to New Mexico rulemaking requirements.
Two prior hearings were held Oct. 18 in Albuquerque and Oct. 21 in Las Cruces.
An additional third hearing is scheduled 10 a.m. to noon, Dec. 2 at the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s General Office in Training Room One at 1120 Cerrillos Road in Santa Fe.
An additional fourth hearing is scheduled 1-3 p.m., Dec. 7 in Farmington at the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 800 Municipal Dr.