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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 (EMSSAB), Northern New Mexico. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.


Wednesday, September 28, 2005, 1 p.m.-8:30 p.m.


Jemez Complex, Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Avenue, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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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 in the areas of environmental restoration, waste management, and related activities.

Tentative Agenda

1 p.m.—Call to Order by Deputy Designated Federal Officer (DDFO), Christina Houston

Establishment of a Quorum

Welcome and Introductions by Vice-Chairman, Jim Brannon

Approval of Agenda

Approval of Minutes of July 27, 2005

1:15 p.m.—Board Business

A. Election of Chair and Vice-Chair for Fiscal Year 2006

B. Report from Vice-Chair, Jim Brannon

—Report on Site-Specific Advisory Board Chairs' Meeting in Idaho (September 21-23)

C. Report from Department of Energy, DDFO, Christina Houston

E. Consideration and Action on Fiscal Year 2006 Committee Work Plans

F. Consideration and Action on Fiscal Year 2006 Northern New Mexico Citizens' Advisory Board Budget

G. New Business

2:45 p.m.—Break

3 p.m.—Reports

A. Waste Management Committee, Jim Brannon

B. Community Involvement Committee, Grace Perez

C. Environmental Monitoring, Surveillance and Remediation Committee, Chris Timm

—Introduction of Recommendation 2005-6 (Tabled on July 27th)

—Introduction of Recommendation 2005-7 (Tabled on July 27th)

D. Reports from Ex-Officio Members

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency—Rich Mayer

U.S. Department of Energy—John Ordaz

University of California/Los Alamos National Laboratory—Ken Hargis

New Mexico Environment Department—James Bearzi

5 p.m.—Dinner Break

6 p.m.—Public Comment

6:15 p.m.—Consideration and Action on Recommendation 2005-6, Chris Timm

Consideration and Action on Recommendation 2005-7, Chris Timm

6:30 p.m.—Presentation on Risk Assessment by Dr. Helen Grogan of Risk Assessment Corporation

8 p.m.—Comments from Board and Ex-Officio Members

8:20 p.m.—Recap of Meeting: Issuance of Press Releases, Editorials, etc.

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 Board 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 is empowered to conduct the meeting in a fashion that will facilitate the orderly conduct of business. Individuals wishing to make public comment will be provided a maximum of five minutes to present their comments.

Minutes: Minutes of this meeting will be available for public review and copying at the U.S. Department of Energy's 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 at Washington, DC, on August 17, 2005.

Carol Matthews,

Acting Advisory Committee Officer.

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[FR Doc. 05-16675 Filed 8-22-05; 8:45 am]