Sandoval County Landfill announces its application submittal to the New Mexico Environment Department for a significant revision of the Sandoval County Landfill Air Quality Permit. Expected date of application submittal to the Air Quality Bureau is March 7, 2023.

The exact location for the Sandoval County Landfill is 2708 Iris Road, NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124. The facility is located immediately north of the intersection of Iris and Idalia Roads, approximately 1.5 miles northwest of intersection of NM 528 and Iris Road in Sandoval County NM.

The proposed revision consists of the following

The Sandoval County Landfill is Applying for a New Source Review (NSR) Significant Permit Modification to accommodate planned modifications to the facility disposal route and other facility roadway orientation modifications, as well as changes in traffic volumes.

The estimated maximum site-wide quantities of any regulated air contaminant will be as follows in pound per hour (pph) and tons per year (tpy) and may change slightly during the course of the Department’s review:

Pollutant: Pounds per hour Tons per year
PM 10 31.4 pph 25.6 tpy
PM 2.5 4.5 pph 3.5 tpy
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) 0.83 pph 0.58 tpy
Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) 12.84 pph 8.94 tpy
Carbon Monoxide (CO) 5.1 pph 2.4 tpy
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) 5.8 pph 24.98 tpy
Total sum of all Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) 5.6 pph 24.5 tpy
Green House Gas Emissions as Total CO2e n/a 83,209 tpy

The standard and maximum operating schedule of the facility will be from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 6 days a week and a maximum of 52 weeks per year.

The owner and operator of the facility are:

Sandoval County Department of Public Works (Owner)
2708 Iris Rd. NE
Rio Rancho, NM 87124

Sandoval County Landfill (Operator)
2708 Iris Road NE
Rio Rancho, NM 87124

If you have any comments about the construction or operation of this facility, and you want your comments to be made as part of the permit review process, you must submit your comments in writing to this address: Permit Programs Manager; New Mexico Environment Department; Air Quality Bureau; 525 Camino de los Marquez, Suite 1; Santa Fe, New Mexico; 87505-1816; Other comments and questions may be submitted verbally 505.476.4300; 1.800.224.7009.

Please refer to the company name and facility name, or send a copy of this notice along with your comments, since the Department may have not yet received the permit application. Please include a legible return mailing address with your comments. Once the Department has performed a preliminary review of the application and its air quality impacts, the Department’s notice will be published in the legal section of a newspaper circulated near the facility location.

Este es un aviso de la oficina de Calidad del Aire del Departamento del Medio Ambiente de Nuevo México, acerca de las emisiones producidas por un establecimiento en esta área. Si usted desea información en español, por favor comuníquese con esa oficina al teléfono 505.629.3395.

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Observer: March 2, 2023