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Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Northern New Mexico

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Department of Energy.


Notice of open meeting.


This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Northern New Mexico. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. No. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.


Wednesday, March 19, 2003, 1 p.m.-8:30 p.m.


Office of Los Alamos Site Operations, 528 35th Street, Room 100, Los Alamos, NM.

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Menice Manzanares, Northern New Mexico Citizens' Advisory Board, 1660 Old Pecos Trail, Suite B, Santa Fe, NM 87505. Phone (505) 995-0393; fax (505) 989-1752 or e-mail:

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Purpose of the Board: The purpose of the Board is to make recommendations to DOE and its regulators in the areas of environmental restoration, waste management, and related activities.

Tentative Agenda

1 p.m. Call to order by Ted Taylor, DDFO; establishment of a quorum; welcome and introductions by Jim Brannon, Board Chair; approval of agenda; approval of Nov. 20th meeting minutes

1:15 p.m. Public comment

1:30 p.m. Board business

A. Recruitment/membership update

B. Report from Chairman Brannon

C. Report from DOE, Ted Taylor, DDFO

D. Report from Executive Director, Menice S. Manzanares

E. New business

2:30 p.m. Break

2:45 p.m. Reports from committees

A. Community Outreach Committee, Debra Walsh

B. Monitoring and Surveillance Committee, Jim Brannon

C. Environmental Restoration Committee, Dr. Fran Berting

D. Waste Management Committee, Richard Gale

1. TRU Waste Workshop Recommendation(s)

E. Ad Hoc Committee on Recommendation Process (Don Jordan, Jim Brannon, and Dr. Berting)

F. Ad Hoc Committee on Demographic Profile of Board (Dr. Ghosh and Debra Welsh)

4:30 p.m. Amendment to bylaws (first reading)

A. Amendment adding to the “Functions” of the Board under section II, paragraph a, on page 1

5 p.m. Dinner break

6:15 p.m. Presentation by Ron Curry, Secretary of New Mexico Environment Department Start Printed Page 3871

6:45 p.m. Presentation by Dr. Paul Schumann, “LANL's Public Involvement Plan”

7:30 p.m. Break

7:45 p.m. Public comment

8 p.m. Board comment

8:20 p.m. Recap of meeting

8:30 p.m. Adjourn

This agenda is subject to change at least one day in advance of the meeting.

Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. Written statements may be filed with the Committee either before or after the meeting. Individuals who wish to make oral statements pertaining to agenda items should contact Menice Manzanares at the address or telephone number listed above. Requests must be received five days prior to the meeting and reasonable provision will be made to include the presentation in the agenda. The Deputy Designated Federal Officer (DDFO) is empowered to conduct the meeting in a fashion that will facilitate the orderly conduct of business. Each individual wishing to make public comment will be provided a maximum of five minutes to present their comments at the beginning of the meeting.

Minutes: Minutes of this meeting will be available for public review and copying at the Freedom of Information Public Reading Room, 1E-190, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday-Friday, except Federal holidays. Minutes will also be available at the Public Reading Room located at the Board's office at 1660 Old Pecos Trail, Suite B, Santa Fe, NM. Hours of operation for the Public Reading Room are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Monday through Friday. Minutes will also be made available by writing or calling Menice Manzanares at the Board's office address or telephone number listed above. Minutes and other Board documents are on the Internet at:

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Issued in Washington, DC on January 21, 2003.

Rachel M. Samuel,

Deputy Advisory Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. 03-1741 Filed 1-24-03; 8:45 am]