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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. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.


Wednesday, November 28, 2007, 2 p.m.—8 p.m.


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

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Menice Santistevan, Northern New Mexico Citizens' Advisory Board (NNMCAB), 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

2 p.m. Call to Order by Deputy Designated Federal Officer, Christina Houston.

Establishment of a Quorum.

Welcome and Introductions, Ed Moreno.

Approval of Agenda.

Approval of Minutes of September 19, 2007, Board Meeting.

2:15 p.m. Board Business/Reports.

  • Old Business, Ed Moreno.
  • Report from Chair, J. D. Campbell.
  • Report from Department of Energy, Christina Houston.
  • Report from Executive Director, Menice Santistevan.
  • Other Matters, Board Members.

New Business—Recommendations to Assistant Secretary James Rispoli (Prepared by EM SSAB Chairs at September Chairs' Meeting).

  • Recommendation for EM SSAB Participation in the EM Budget Process.
  • Recommendation for Long-Term Stewardship incorporated into new Environmental Management projects.

3 p.m. Break.

3:15 p.m. Committee Business/Reports

A. Environmental Monitoring, Surveillance and Remediation Committee, Pam Henline.

B. Waste Management Committee, Update on Spring NNMCAB Sponsored Forum, Ralph Phelps.

4 p.m. Reports from Liaison Members.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Rich Mayer

DOE, George Rael.

Los Alamos National Security, LLC, Sue Stiger.

New Mexico Environment Department, James Bearzi.

5 p.m. Dinner Break.

6 p.m. Public Comment.

6:15 p.m. Consideration and Action on Recommendations to DOE, Ed Moreno.

6:30 p.m. Presentation on Proposed Responses to the 17 National Academies of Sciences' Recommendations Regarding Groundwater Monitoring Issues at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

7:15 p.m. Presentation on Quarterly Progress Review of Environmental Programs at LANL.

7:30 p.m. Round Robin on Board Meeting and Presentations, Board Members.

7:50 p.m. Recap of Meeting: Issuance of Press Releases, Editorials, etc., Ed Moreno.

8 p.m. Adjourn, Christina Houston.

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 Santistevan 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 will be available by writing or calling Menice Santistevan at the address or phone number listed above. Minutes and other Board documents are on the Internet at:

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Issued at Washington, DC on October 22, 2007.

Rachel M. Samuel,

Deputy Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. E7-21290 Filed 10-29-07; 8:45 am]