LEGAL NOTICE

NEW MEXICO ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT
HAZARDOUS AND RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS BUREAU
SANTA FE, NM 87502

DECEMBER 8, 1998

SUPPLEMENTAL FACT SHEET
AND
CORRECTION
REGARDING ISSUANCE OF A FINAL PERMIT
FOR THE WASTE ISOLATION PILOT PLANT
USEPA NO. NM4890139088


The New Mexico Environment Department (Department) provided a November 13, 1998 public notice regarding the public hearing and the opportunity for public comment on issuance of a final permit for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). The Department's November 13, 1998 public notice also announced the availability of the revised draft permit for public comment and the availability of a fact sheet for public review.

The Department proposes to issue a final permit for the storage and disposal of transuranic mixed waste at the Waste Isolation Pilot Project (WIPP) pursuant to the New Mexico Hazardous Waste Act, NMSA 1978 §§74-4-1 etseq. (Repl. Pamp. 1992). The permit applicants are the owner and co-operator of the WIPP, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Carlsbad Area Office, P.O. Box 3090, Carlsbad, New Mexico 88221, and the co-operator of the WIPP, Westinghouse Electric Company Waste Isolation Division (WID), P.O. Box 2078, Carlsbad, New Mexico 88221.

The Department today announces the availability of a supplemental fact sheet for public review. The fact sheet referenced in the November 13, 1998 notice by the Department briefly sets forth, pursuant to 20 NMAC 4.1.901.D.1, the significant factual, legal, methodological and policy questions considered in preparing the draft permit and also meets the requirements of 20 NMAC 4.1.901.D.2. The fact sheet announced in today's notice is intended to further facilitate public review of the revised draft permit and supplement certain portions of the original fact sheet with respect to administrative and regulatory background and conditions proposed by Department in the revised draft permit.

The fact sheet, supplemental fact sheet, revised draft permit and the permit application are available for review at the locations listed below. Additionally, a copy of any of these documents may be obtained according to the directions listed below.

The Department also provides notice of two errors contained in the revised draft permit. In Permit Attachment B4, page B4-2, lines 22-23, the following redline phrase should be deleted after "supplemental information": "to acquire the required information". In Permit Attachment B4, page B4-3, lines 32-34, the following phrase should be inserted in strikeout after the fifth bulleted paragraph of section B4-2b, ending on page B4-3, line 31: "Any retrievably stored heterogenous Debris Waste stream (Summary Category S5000) shall be reclassified and managed as a newly generated waste stream if all required acceptable knowledge information is not available".

These errors do not occur in the revised draft permit available since November 13, 1998 on the Department's web page at </wipp/>. Copies of the revised draft permit available for review at the locations listed below contain the two errors. Corrected pages have been sent to the these addresses for insertion into the revised draft permit.

LOCATIONS TO REVIEW THE SUPPLEMENTAL FACT SHEET, FACT SHEET, REVISED DRAFT PERMIT AND PERMIT APPLICATION

SANTA FE
New Mexico Environment Department
Hazardous and Radioactive Materials Bureau
2044-A Galisteo Street
P.O. Box 26110
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87502-6110
(505) 827-1560 x1013
Attn: Mr. Steve Zappe

New Mexico Environment Department
NMED Library
1190 St. Francis Drive
P.O. Box 26110
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87502-6110
(505) 827-2633
Attn: Ann Baumgarn

Santa Fe Community College Library
6401 Richards Avenue
P.O. Box 4187
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87502
(505) 438-1352
Attn: Ms. Monica Villaire-Garcia

New Mexico State Library
1209 Camino Carlos Rey
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
(505) 476-9790
Attn: Ms. Norma McCallum

CARLSBAD
Carlsbad Public Library
101 S. Halaguero St.
Carlsbad, New Mexico 88220
(505) 885-6776
Attn: Ms. Lori Mitchell

HOBBS
Pannell Library, Gov't Documents
New Mexico Junior College
5317 Lovington Highway
Hobbs, New Mexico 88240
Attn: Mr. Earl Dye

ALBUQUERQUE
New Mexico Environment Department
District I Office
4131 Montgomery Blvd., NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109
(505) 841-9450
Attn: Mr. Bill Bartels

Zimmerman Library
Government Publications Dept.
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico
(505) 277-8960
Attn: Mr. Robert Wiberg

LAS CRUCES
New Mexico Environment Department
District III Office
P.O. Box 965
1001 North Solano Drive
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88001
(505) 524-6300
Attn: Mr. Ken Smith

ROSWELL
New Mexico Environment Department
District IV Office
1914 West Second
Roswell, New Mexico 88201
(505) 624-6046
Attn: Mr. Gary McCaslin

LOCATIONS TO RECEIVE FURTHER INFORMATION AND INFORMATION FOR PERSONS WITH A DISABILITY

A. Location of Further Information Regarding the Supplemental Fact Sheet, Revised Draft Permit and Copies:

Any person who seeks additional information or would like to arrange for copies of the supplemental fact sheet, the revised draft permit, or of the two corrected pages, at 35 cents a page, may contact Mr. Steve Zappe at the Hazardous and Radioactive Materials Bureau, 2044-A Galisteo Street, P.O. Box 26110, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87502-6110 ((505) 827-1560 x1013).

B. Information for Persons With Disability:

Any person with a disability requiring assistance or auxiliary aid to participate in this process should contact Cliff Hawley by January 22, 1999, at the following address:

New Mexico Environment Department
Room N-4071
P.O. Box 26110
1190 St. Francis Drive
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87502-6110
(505) 827-2850

TDD or TDY users please access Mr. Hawley's number via the New Mexico Relay Network. Albuquerque TDD users may access Mr. Hawley's number at (505) 275-7333 or 800-659-1779.

A copy of the revised draft Permit, fact sheet, supplemental fact sheet and this public notice may be reviewed at the Department's web page at <http: //www.nmenv.state.nm.us/wipp/>.