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The next Water Quality Control Commission (WQCC) public Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 13, 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 this meeting includes the following items for discussion and possible action:


Roll Call.

  2. Approve the Agenda.
  3. Approval of meeting minutes from August 11, 2015.
  4. WQCC 15-07 (A). In the Matter of a Petition Appealing the Secretary of the New Mexico Environment’s Denial of a Hearing on DP-1793.  Motion for Stay, scheduling a hearing date and appointing a Hearing Officer.  Jennifer Hower, OGC/NMED; Jaimie Park, for Petitioner Communities for Clean Water; Lisa Cummings for U.S. Department of Energy; Louis Rose, Montgomery and Andrews and Timothy Dolan for Los Alamos National Security, Inc.
Time estimate: 30 minutes
  5. WQCC 15-06 (R).  In the Matter of Proposed Amendments to 20.7.5 NMAC – Wastewater Facility Construction Loans and 20.7.6 NMAC – Wastewater Facility Construction Loan Policies and Guidelines.  Public Hearing. Jim Chiasson and Alysia Levitt, CPB/NMED; Christopher Atencio, OGC/NMED.
Time estimate: 1 hour or less.
  6. WQCC 14-05 (R). In the Matter of Proposed Amendments to Standards for Interstate and Intrastate Waters, 20.6.4 NMAC.  Public Hearing. Kathryn S. Becker and John Verheul for NMED/OGC; Dalva L. Moellenberg and Germaine R. Chappell for Freeport-McMoRan Chino Mines Company; Stuart R. Butzier, Modrall, Sperling, Roehl, Harris & Sisk, P.A. for Peabody Energy; Jolene L. McCaleb, Taylor & McCaleb, P.A. for San Juan Water Commission; Erik Schlenker-Goodrich and Kyle Tisdel, Western Environmental Law Center for Amigos Bravos; Lara Katz, Montgomery and Andrews, P.A. for Los Alamos National Security LLC and the United States Department of Energy; Timothy A. Dolan, Office of Laboratory Counsel for Los Alamos National Laboratory; Lisa Cummings, Staff Attorney, Office of Counsel, Los Alamos Site Office; Louis W. Rose, Montgomery and Andrews, P.A. for Chevron Mining, Inc.
Time estimate: 4 days

Next meeting: November 10, 2015.




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 12-01 (R): The Copper Rule
WQCC Matter 12-09 (R): The Dairy Rule
WQCC Matter 13-08 (R): The Dairy Rule - 2nd Petition to Amend 20.6.6 NMAC
WQCC Matter 14-05 (R): The Triennial Review of New Mexico Standards for Interstate and Intrastate Waters, 20.6.4 NMAC
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

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