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Water Quality Control Commission

WQCC Matter 14-15 R

A Petition to Amend 20.6.2.5000 NMAC and Request for a Hearing

This important matter was presented to the Commission at their Public meeting on Tuesday, July 14, 2015.  The meeting began at 9:00 a.m. in the Artesia City Hall Chamber, 511 West Texas Avenue, in Artesia, New Mexico. 

Pursuant to the New Mexico Water Quality Act (“WQA”), NMSA 1978, §§76-6-1 to 76- 6-17 (2009) and Section 301 of the Guidelines for Water Quality Control Commission Hearings, Navajo Refining Company, L.L.C. (”Navajo”) petitioned the Commission to adopt new rules authorizing Class I underground injection control wells for hazardous waste (“Class I hazardous waste injection wells”) generated by the oil and gas industry, including refineries (“oil and gas industry”), 20.6.2.5300 NMAC to 20.6.2.5305 NMAC, hereinafter referred to as the Water Conservation Rule (“WCR”). The WCR would incorporate existing federal regulations, promulgated under the authority of the Safe Drinking Water Act (“SWDA”) for Class I hazardous waste injection wells. Navajo’s proposed Water Conservation Rule would amend 20.6.2.5004 and add new text as 20.6.2.5300 through 20.6.2.5305.

 

Pleadings Log

1.

Petition to Amend 20.6.2.5000 NMAC and Request for Hearing

11/05/14
2. Notice of Docketing 11/06/14
3. Amended Notice of Docketing 11/10/14
4.

First Amended Petition to Amend 20.6.2.5000 NMAC and Request for Hearing

11/12/14
5. Amended Notice of Docketing 11/12/14
6. Notice of First Amended Petition

11/12/14

7.

Unopposed Motion to Vacate and reset Hearing Currently scheduling for May 12, 2015

  12/18/14
8. Notice of Hearing Officer Designation 12/23/14
9. Order Granting Motion to Vacate and Reset Hearing 12/29/14
10.

Second Amended Petition to Amend 206.2.3000 NMAC and 20.6.2.5000 NMAC

04/30/15
11.

Procedural Order

05/15/15
12.

Notice of Withdrawal and substitution of Counsel, Entry of Appearance and Request for Service List and Amendment

 05/20/15
13.

Affidavit of Publication (New Mexico Register)

05/14/15

14.

Affidavit of Publication (The Clovis News Journal)

 

05/15/15

15.

Affidavit of Publication (Hobbs News-Sun) 

05/16/15

16.

Affidavit of Publication (The Independent)

05/16/15

17.

Affidavit of Publication (Silver City Daily Press and Independent)

05/16/15

18.

Affidavit of Publication (The Santa Fe New Mexican)

05/16/15

19.

Affidavit of Publication (Roswell Daily Record)

05/16/15

20.

Affidavit of Publication (Artesia Daily Press)

05/17/15

21.

Affidavit of Publication (Current-Argus)     

05/17/15

22.

Affidavit of Publication (The Albuquerque Journal)

05/17/15

23.

Affidavit of Publication (The Daily Times)  

05/18/15

24.

Affidavit of Publication (The Cibola Beacon)

05/19/15

25.

Affidavit of Publication (The Herald T or C)

05/20/15

26.

Affidavit of Publication (The Taos News)

05/21/15

27.

Second Notice of Service List       

05/21/15

28.

Amended Affidavit of Publication (New Mexico Register)

05/29/15

29.

Affidavit of Publication (Las Cruces Sun-News)

06/12/15

30.

Affidavit of Publication (Las Cruces BULLETIN)   

06/12/15

31.

Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department’s Oil Conservation Division’s Notice of Intent to Present Technical Testimony 

06/15/15

32.

Navajo Refining Company, L.L.C.’S Notice of Intent to            Present Technical Testimony

06/15/15

33.

The Water Quality Control Commission’s Transmittal Statement of    Reasons and Final Order

07/31/15

 

Item 32 Exhibits

     1.        The Direct Testimony of Robert O’Brien:

         A.    O’Brien Exhibit A-Resume of Robert K. O’Brien

         B.    O’Brien Exhibit B-Proposed Water Conservation Rule

      2.        The Direct Testimony of Michael McKee:

         A.     Michael McKee Exhibit A-Resume

     3.        The Direct Testimony of Robert F. Van Voorhees

      A.     Van Voorhees Exhibit A-Curriculum Vitae

         B.    Van Voorhees Exhibit B-J.E. Clark, D.K. Bonura & R.F. ” An overview of Injection Well  

         C.    Van Voorhees Exhibit C-Removed from the Environment

         D.    Van Voorhees Exhibit D-EPA Poster “Safe Drinking Water Act Underground Injection Control (UIC)

         E.     Van Voorhees Exhibit E-EPA, “UIC Inventory by State-2011”

         F.     Van Voorhees Exhibit F-EPA, “Class I Underground Injection Control Program: Study

         G.    Van Voorhees Exhibit G- EPA, U.S. EPA’s Program to Regulate the Placement of Waste Water

         H.    Van Voorhees Exhibit H-Navajo Refining Company, Summary of Proposed Water Conservation

         I.      Van Voorhees Exhibit I-Rish, W.A. Ijaz, T. and Long T.F. (1998) ” Probabilistic Rish

      4.        The Direct Testimony of Alberto A Gutierrez

           A.      Gutierrez Exhibit A-Curriculum Vitae        

         B.     Gutierrez Exhibit B-Well Design Schematic

         C.     Gutierrez Exhibit C-Geolex Powerpoint Presentation

      5.         The Direct Testimony of Francisco Salvarrey

         A.     Exhibit A-Resume of Francisco Salvarrey