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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, March 26, 2008. 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 (DDFO), Christina Houston.

Establishment of a Quorum.

Welcome, Ed Moreno.

Approval of Agenda, Fran Berting.

Approval of Minutes of January 30, 2008, Board Meeting, Fran Berting.

2:05 p.m. Old Business, Ed Moreno.

A. Questions/Answers on Written Reports from Board Chair, DDFO and Executive Director.

B. Other Matters.

2:15 p.m. New Business, Ed Moreno.

A. Board Effectiveness, Larry Rapagnani.

  • Stakeholder and DOE Responsiveness Surveys.

B. First Reading—Proposed Amendments to NNMCAB Bylaws, Menice Santistevan.

2:45 p.m. Committee Business/Reports.

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

  • Introduction of Draft Recommendation(s).

B. Waste Management Committee, Ralph Phelps.

  • Report on April 16th NNMCAB Sponsored Forum.

3:30 p.m. Break.

3:45 p.m. Reports from Liaison Members.

New Mexico Environment Department, James Bearzi.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Rich Mayer.

Los Alamos National Security, LLC, Sue Stiger.

DOE, EM Fiscal Year 2009 Budget, George Rael.

5 p.m. Public Comment, Ed Moreno.

5:15 p.m.  Dinner Break.

6 p.m. Presentation—How Does Los Alamos National Laboratory Conduct Risk Assessment?, Rick Miranda.

6:45 p.m. Questions/Answers on Presentation, Ed Moreno.

7:15 p.m. Round Robin, Ed Moreno and Board Members.

7:45 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:​minutes/​board-minutes.htm.

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Issued at Washington, DC on February 25, 2008.

Rachel Samuel,

Deputy Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. E8-3902 Filed 2-28-08; 8:45 am]