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Public Hearings

Stericycle Albuquerque Infectious Waste Processing And Transfer Facility

The New Mexico Environment Department will hold a public hearing to consider the matter of the application by Stericycle, Inc. for a solid waste facility permit renewal for Stericycle Albuquerque Infectious Waste Processing and Transfer Facility.  The permit application was initially submitted to the Department on March 10, 2017.

The hearing will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at the Johnny Tapia/Wells Park Community Center, 500 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Public comment will be taken starting at 5:00 p.m. on August 28 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.


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 5:00 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

RAID Alliance Planning Meeting

The Recycling and Illegal Dumping (RAID) Alliance will meet on Thursday, August 23, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Rio Grande Room of the NMED District One Office located at 121 Tijeras Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102 to discuss the priorities of the NMED RAID Grants for Fiscal Year 2020.

For more information, please contact Joan M. Snider.


Quick Contacts:

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

Harold L. Runnels Building // 1190 St. Francis Drive, Suite N4050 // Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505 // tel (800) 219-6157, (505) 827-2855

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