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Notice: Public Meeting On Annual Plan For Cleanup Of LANL Legacy Waste Jan. 16

on December 20, 2017 - 7:44am
NMED News:
 
SANTA FE  The state of New Mexico’s Environment Department and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Environmental Management Los Alamos field office are hosting a public meeting at 5 p.m. Jan. 16, 2018 at the Los Alamos County Council Chambers, 1000 Central Ave. in Los Alamos, concerning cleanup priorities for legacy waste at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) for fiscal year 2018.
 
The Consent Order (CO) is a settlement agreement between the state of New Mexico’s Environment Department and the U.S. Department of Energy that was issued in 2016. The CO provides the process by which investigation and remediation of contamination from legacy waste management activities at LANL occurs. The CO both guides and governs the ongoing cleanup of legacy waste at LANL through a campaign‐based approach and the annual planning process. The annual planning process allows for revisions to cleanup campaigns based on actual work progress, changed conditions and funding. The public meeting is scheduled in accordance with Section VIII.C.d of the CO.
 
NMED will host the meeting and DOE’s Environmental Management Los Alamos field office will present information concerning cleanup work completed in fiscal year 2017 and the coming year’s cleanup milestones and target dates. The Appendix B of the CO, which includes the milestones and targets, is available on the NMED website under the Compliance Order on Consent at: https://www.env.nm.gov/hazardous-waste/lanl/.
 
Should you need additional information regarding the public meeting, please contact Neelam Dhawan at neelam.dhawan@state.nm.us or at (505).476.6000.
 
ARRANGEMENTS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
 
Any person with a disability requiring assistance or auxiliary aid to participate in this process should contact Donna Wright no less than 10 days prior to the end of the public comment period at the following address: New Mexico Environment Department, P.O. Box 5469, 1190 St. Francis Drive, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87502-6110, (505).827.9769. TDD or TDY users please access Ms. Wright’s number via the New Mexico Relay Network at 1.(800).659.8331.
 
NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT
 
NMED does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age or sex in the administration of its programs or activities, as required by applicable laws and regulations. NMED is responsible for coordination of compliance efforts and receipt of inquiries concerning non-discrimination requirements implemented by 40 C.F.R. Part 7, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and Section 13 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972. If you have any questions about this notice or any of NMED’s nondiscrimination programs, policies or procedures, you may contact:
 
Kristine Pintado, Non-Discrimination Coordinator
New Mexico Environment Department
1190 St. Francis Dr., Suite N4050
P.O. Box 5469
Santa Fe, NM 87502
 
If you believe that you have been discriminated against with respect to a NMED program or activity, you may contact the Non-Discrimination Coordinator identified above or visit our website at: https://www.env.nm.gov/non-employee-discrimination-complaint-page/ to learn how and where to file a complaint of discrimination.

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