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The next Water Quality Control Commission (WQCC) public Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, December 8, 2015. The meeting will begin at 9:00 am in Room 307 of the New Mexico State Capitol, 490 Old Santa Fe Trail, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The DRAFT agenda for that meeting contains the following items for discussion and possible action:

1. Roll Call.

Approve the Agenda.

3. Approval of meeting minutes from August 11, 2015 and October 13, 2015.

WQCC 15-09 (R).  In the Matter of Proposed Adoption of New Mexico Certified Utility Operator Code of Professional Conduct NMAC.  Petition to Amend and Request for Hearing.  Mike Coffman, NMED. Time estimate:  15 minutes.


WQCC 15-08 (A).  In the Matter of the Petition for Review on Discharge Permit 558 Eastern Navajo Dine Against Uranium Mining.  Scheduling of Permit Review.  Eric Jantz, New Mexico Environmental Law Center, for Petitioner Eastern Navajo Dine Against Uranium Mining; Kathryn Becker for OGC/NMED; Jon J. Indall, Comeau Maldegen Templeman & Indall LLP for Hydro Resources, Inc.
Time estimate:  30 minutes.


WQCC 15-07 (A). In the Matter of a Petition Appealing the Secretary of the New Mexico Environment Department’s Denial of a Hearing on DP-1793.  Permit Review.  Jaimie Park, New Mexico Environmental Law Center, for Petitioner Communities for Clean Water; Jennifer Hower for OGC/NMED; Lisa Cummings for U.S. Department of Energy; Louis Rose and Lara Katz, Montgomery and Andrews, and Timothy Dolan for Los Alamos National Security, Inc.  Time estimate:  2 hours.


Next meeting: January 12, 2016.




If you are an individual with a disability who needs a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter, or any other form of auxiliary aid or service to attend or participate in the hearing or meeting, contact Pam Castañeda at least ten days prior to the meeting or as soon as possible at 505.827.2425 or  Public documents can be provided in various accessible formats. Contact Pam Castañeda if accessible format is needed.

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WQCC Matter 15-05(CO): Enterprise Products Operating, LLC's Request for a Compliance Order Hearing and Answer to Administrative Compliance Order
WQCC Matter 15-06 (R): Proposed Revisions to: 20.7.5 NMAC-Wastewater Facility Construction Loans and 20.7.6 NMAC-Wastewater Facility Construction Loan Policies and Guidelines
WQCC Matter 15-07 (A): Petition Appealing the NMED Secretary's Denial of a Hearing on DP-1793.

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All questions regarding the Commission should be directed to:

Pam Castaneda, Administrator
New Mexico Environment Department
1190 S. St. Francis Drive, S-2102
Santa Fe, New Mexico USA 87502

Tel.  (505) 827-2425

Fax.  (505) 827-2818

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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