New Mexico
Environment Department

Contact Information:
(505) 827-2855 MAIN // 1-800-219-6157 (toll free)
Environmental Emergencies:
505-827-9329 (24 hrs)

Solid Waste Bureau

Public Hearings and Meetings


Public Hearings

CERRO COLORADO LANDFILL

The New Mexico Environment Department will hold a virtual public hearing to consider the matter of the application by the City of Albuquerque for renewal and modification of the Cerro Colorado Landfill (“CCLF”) permit no. SWM-010221 and no. SWM- 010221(SP). The Applicant is seeking renewal and modification of the existing solid waste facility permits for 20 years. The Application was initially submitted to the Department on June 20, 2019.

The hearing will begin at 5:30 p.m. on May 10, 2021 and will be conducted remotely by using an internet video conferencing platform (Zoom) and telephone. Public comment will be taken at the hearing. Comments will also be accepted by e-mail through the conclusion of the hearing.

The Zoom hearing may be joined through the following meeting link:
https://zoom.us/j/99613819984?pwd=MVpURmdvMnp1eDFmNWxDY0ZzTTZZZz09
The Zoom meeting ID is 996 1381 9984 and the passcode is 095895.
The Zoom hearing may also be joined by telephone: +1 669 900 6833 US; +1 253 215 8782 US; +1 346 248 7799 US; +1 929 436 2866 US; +1 301 715 8592 US; +1 312 626 6799 US.

For more information and instructions on how to participate in the hearing, please see the public notice for this hearing (links below):

Public Notice in English
Public Notice in Spanish

DON RESERVOIR CONVENIENCE CENTER (TRANSFER STATION)

The New Mexico Environment Department will hold a virtual public hearing to consider the matter of the application by the City of Albuquerque for renewal of the Don Reservoir Convenience Center permit no. SWM-010223.  The Applicant is seeking to renew the existing solid waste facility permit for 20 years.  The permit renewal application was initially submitted to the Department on August 15, 2019.

The hearing will begin at 9:00 a.m. on March 29, 2021 and will be conducted remotely by using an internet video conferencing platform (Zoom) and telephone.  Public comment will be taken at the hearing.  Comments will also be accepted by e-mail through the conclusion of the hearing.

The Zoom hearing may be joined through the following meeting link:  For more information and https://zoom.us/j/98858698414?pwd=KzdHNWhSTWpjQ0lKTHJ6cENuTTRadz09

The Zoom meeting ID is 988 5869 8414 and the passcode is 362764.

The Zoom hearing may also be joined by telephone: +1 669 900 6833 US; +1 253 215 8782 US; +1 346 248 7799 US; +1 929 436 2866 US; +1 301 715 8592 US; +1 312 626 6799 US.

For more information and instructions on how to participate in the hearing, please see the public notice for this hearing (links below):

Contact: George Schuman


Public Hearing Information

All public hearings are conducted in accordance with NMED Permit Procedures (20.1.4 NMAC).

Permitting information is also available in the New Mexico Solid Waste Rules (20.9 NMAC).

Written notices are published in local newspapers in the Legal Notices section and in the body of the paper approximately thirty (30) days prior to the public hearing. Notices are published in both English and Spanish, as necessary. Notices are also posted at various location in the community. Additionally, notices are mailed to potentially interested persons in accordance with the Solid Waste Act.

Persons may speak at the public hearing or submit general written comments without filing any documents beforehand. Non-technical comments will be taken at the beginning of hearings and as necessary at other times throughout the hearing as determined by the hearing officer.

However, any person wishing to be an interested party or present technical testimony at the hearing must file an “Entry of Appearance” or “Statement of Intent to Present Technical Testimony” with the hearing clerk on or before 5 p.m., 14 days prior to the date of the hearing.

Technical testimony means scientific, engineering, economic or other specialized testimony, whether oral or written, but does not include legal argument, general comments or statements of policy concerning matters at issue in the hearing.

Note: Permit Applications and submissions including plans and Solid Waste Bureau reviews and records are available for inspection at the Solid Waste Bureau’s Santa Fe office by filing an Inspection of Public Records Request. Electronic copies of files are not available at this time.

For More Information

Contact: George Schuman


Public Meetings

No public meetings are scheduled at this time.