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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 combined meeting of the Environmental Monitoring and Remediation Committee and Waste Management Committee of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Northern New Mexico (known locally as the Northern New Mexico Citizens' Advisory Board [NNMCAB]). 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 11, 2015, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.


NNMCAB Office, 94 Cities of Gold Road, Santa Fe, NM 87506.

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Menice Santistevan, Northern New Mexico Citizens' Advisory Board, 94 Cities of Gold Road, Santa Fe, NM 87506. Phone (505) 995-0393; Fax (505) 989-1752 or Email:

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

Purpose of the Environmental Monitoring and Remediation Committee (EM&R): The EM&R Committee provides a citizens' perspective to NNMCAB on current and future environmental remediation activities resulting from historical Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) operations and, in particular, issues pertaining to groundwater, surface water and work required under the New Mexico Environment Department Order on Consent. The EM&R Committee will keep abreast of DOE-EM and site programs and plans. The committee will work with the NNMCAB to provide assistance in determining priorities and the best use of limited funds and time. Formal recommendations will be proposed when needed and, after consideration and approval by the full NNMCAB, may be sent to DOE-EM for action.

Purpose of the Waste Management (WM) Committee: The WM Committee reviews policies, practices and procedures, existing and proposed, so as to provide recommendations, advice, suggestions and opinions to the NNMCAB regarding waste management operations at the Los Alamos site.

Tentative Agenda

1. 2:00 p.m. Approval of Agenda

2. 2:02 p.m. Approval of Minutes from February 18, 2015

3. 2:05 p.m. Old Business

  • Update from Ad Hoc Committees on Draft Recommendations Fines and Fees (Alex Puglisi, Gerald Martinez, Manuel Pacheco)
  • Consideration and Action on Draft Recommendation 2015-01 “Identification and Preparation of Disposition Site(s) To Enable the LANL Transuranic Disposal Operations To Remain Continually Operational”
  • Consideration and Action on Draft Recommendation 2015-02 “Budget Priorities for Fiscal Year 2016 for LANL EM Cleanup Work”

4. 2:20 p.m. New Business

5. 2:30 p.m. Update from Executive Committee—Doug Sayre, Chair

6. 2:40 p.m. Update from DOE—Lee Bishop/Mike Gardipe, Co-Deputy Designated Federal Officers

7. 2:50 p.m. EM Clean-up Presentation by DOE—TBD

8. 3:30 p.m. Public Comment Period

9. 3:45 p.m. Sub-Committee Breakout Session

  • Mid-Year Review of Fiscal Year 2015 Work Plans
  • General Committee Business

10. 4:00 p.m. Adjourn

Public Participation: The NNMCAB's Committees welcome the attendance of the public at their combined committee meeting and will make every effort to accommodate persons with physical disabilities or special needs. If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please contact Menice Santistevan at least seven days in advance of the meeting at the telephone number listed above. Written statements may be filed with the Committees 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 comments will be provided a maximum of five minutes to present their comments. This notice is being published less than 15 days prior to the meeting date due to programmatic issues that had to be resolved prior to the meeting date.

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 February 25, 2015.

LaTanya R. Butler,

Deputy Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2015-04256 Filed 2-27-15; 8:45 am]