The State of New Mexico’s Environment Department (NMED), along with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Environmental Management Los Alamos field office (EM-LA) will host a public meeting on 5:30 to 7 p.m. today in accordance with Section VIII.C.3.d of the 2016 Order on Consent (CO).
The CO is a settlement agreement between the NMED and EM-LA that was issued in 2016. The investigation and remediation of contamination from legacy waste at LANL is conducted under the CO. The CO both guides and governs the ongoing cleanup of legacy waste at LANL through a campaign‐based approach and the annual planning process. The annual planning process allows for revisions to cleanup campaigns based on actual work progress, changed conditions and funding.
NMED will host the meeting and EM-LA will present information concerning cleanup work completed in federal fiscal year (FFY) 2021 and the cleanup milestones and target dates for FFY 2022. The Appendix B of the CO, which includes the FFY 2022 milestones and targets, is available on the NMED website under the Compliance Order on Consent at: https://www.env.nm.gov/hazardous-waste/lanl.
In order to ensure that COVID-19 safe practices are observed, this meeting will be held via WebEx.
Meeting number (access code): 2632 980 0641 Meeting password: iKF3mdHMy73
The WebEx meeting can also be joined via phone: 415.655.0001 Access code: 2632 980 0641
Should you need additional information regarding the public meeting, please contact Neelam Dhawan at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 505.690.5469.
The Environment Department’s mission is to protect and restore the environment and to foster a healthy and prosperous New Mexico for present and future generations. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, NMED’s Occupational Health and Safety Bureau kept nearly 9,000 businesses open, 300,000 employees protected and countless New Mexico families safe by conducting more than 30,000 COVID-19 rapid responses.
The agency oversees more than 1,000 public drinking water systems serving nearly all 2 million New Mexicans, in addition to programs that protect our land, air and water.