NNMCAB Meets Wednesday Afternoon In Pojoaque, Seeks New Members



The Northern New Mexico Citizens Advisory Board is slated to meet from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. p.m., Wednesday, April 10 at the NNMCAB office located at 94 Cities of Gold Road in Pojoaque.

Items on the agenda include:

  • Report from Chair
  • Consideration and Action on Draft Recommendation 2019-01, “DOE EM-LA Monthly/Quarterly Reporting of Legacy Waste Management Activities,” Bob Hull
  • Update on EM-LA Budget by Doug Hintze
  • Discussion on Outyear Campaign Priorities for Consent Order Appendix B and Annual Budget by Erich Evered

The board will also recognize outgoing board members Gerard Martinez, Alex Puglisi, Angel Quintana and Stephen Schmelling who have served six years and Michael Valerio who has served four years.

The Department of Energy is accepting applications for appointment to the NNMCAB board this fall. The board is a site-specific advisory board to DOE, which is chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act and advises the Environmental Management Los Alamos Field Office through a formal recommendation process on environmental remediation and waste management activities at Los Alamos National Laboratory and surrounding communities

NNMCAB Executive Director Menice Santistevan Santistevan said members are appointed by the Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management to a two-year term on the NNMCAB and are selected from the communities in Northern New Mexico impacted by past, present and future LANL activities and represent broad geographic, cultural and ethnic demographics.

“No previous experience or background is required; only a willingness to work with other citizens to provide meaningful opportunities for collaborative dialogue among the communities of Northern New Mexico, the DOE, LANL and state and federal regulatory agencies,” she said.

For more information, call Menice Santistevan at 505.995.0393 or visit www.energy.gov/em/nnmcab.