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


The New Mexico Environment Department will hold a virtual public hearing to consider the matter of the application by the City of Las Vegas for renewal of the Las Vegas Transfer Station permit no. SWM-250605.  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 October 19, 2018.

The hearing will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 9, 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.

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.