** PUBLIC NOTICE** Voluntary Remediation for a property located at Cerrillos Hills Mining District in Cerrillos

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October 18, 2017

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given pursuant to 20.6.3.300.B NMAC that a Voluntary Remediation Agreement has been proposed between Santa Fe County and the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) for a property located at Cerrillos Hills Mining District in Cerrillos. The agreement proposes actions to excavate, consolidate, and cap impacted soils and restrict access to prospector pits with fencing and posted information. All identified open boreholes and monitoring wells will be secured per New Mexico Office of the State Engineer regulations. Potential contaminants include metals, cyanide, and high explosives. To request more information, call NMED in Santa Fe at 505-827-2242.

The proposed agreement may be viewed on-line at: https://www.env.nm.gov/gwb/NMED-GWQB-PublicNotice.htm or at the following location: Santa Fe County Projects Office, 901 W. Alameda Suite 20-C Santa Fe, NM, and the Cerrillos Hills State Park Visitor Center, 37 Main St, Los Cerrillos, NM..

Prior to approval of this proposed Voluntary Remediation Agreement, NMED will allow until November 20, 2017 to receive written comments and during which time a public meeting may be requested by any interested person. Requests for public meeting shall be in writing and shall set forth the reasons why the meeting should be held. A meeting will be held if NMED determines that there is significant public interest.

Comments on the proposed agreement and/or requests for public meeting may be sent to: NMED Ground Water Quality Bureau – VRP, PO Box 5469, Santa Fe, NM 87502-5469.

NMED does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age or sex in the administration of its programs or activities. To learn more, or file a complaint, go to https://www.env.nm.gov/non-employee-discrimination-complaint-page/