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Lea County Landfill

The New Mexico Environment Department will hold a public hearing to consider the matter of the application by Lea County Solid Waste Authority for a solid waste facility permit renewal and modification for Lea County Landfill.  The permit application was initially submitted to the Department on December 18, 2017.

The hearing will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at the Lea County Event Center, 5101 North Lovington Highway, Hobbs, New Mexico.  Public comment will be taken starting at 5:30 p.m. on May 15 and as additionally determined by the Hearing Officer.  If necessary, the hearing may continue on additional days as determined by the Hearing Officer.  In place of verbal public comments, written statements may be submitted for the record at, or prior to, the hearing.

For more information, please see the public notice for this hearing (links below) or contact George Schuman.

 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.

Quick Contacts:

Solid Waste Bureau
1190 St. Francis Drive, P.O. Box 5469
Santa Fe, NM 87502
Main Office Phone: 505-827-0197

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