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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, MAY 14, 2010 9 Harry Teague&apos;s companies cut health care Submited by HIDALGO COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY Source: newsstories0510/36986.html By JOHN BRESNAHAN & JAKE SHERMAN A spokeswoman for Rep. Harry Teague (D-N.M.) said there's no contradiction between the 'company's cutbacks and Teague's campaign-year boasts about providing health insur- ance. AP When he ran for Congress in 2008, businessman Harry Teague boasted that he provided health insurance for all of his employees back home in NeW Mexico. But once he won his seat, Teague, a Democrat., voted twice against his party's health care reform bill because "it tells businesses to do the right thing and provide insurance for em- ployees but doesn't guarantee or require affordable options." What Teague didn't say at the time: At the very. moment he was voting against-the bill, his own companies were elimi- nating health care coverage for employees. On Dec. 21, 2009 -- as the health care debate was raging in Congress -- a human resources manager at Teague's Cavaloz Energy sent a memo to 250 em- ployees of Teague-affiliated companies: "Please be aware that effec- tive Feb. 28, Cavaloz Energy Inc., Teaco Energy Services Inc., ABC Rental Tool, Eunice Well Servicing, Teaco Drilling will no longer offer health in- surance to [.its] employees. We would ask that all employees currently covered under the company's insurance policy be- gin to seek an alternative solu- tion." "We apologize for any in- i convenience this may cause," the HAppyl IT H notice added. "Know that we value your employment here at Cavaloz." Teague spokeswoman Kara Kelber said there's, no contra- diction between the company's [00i00,MARI{ THOMAS Hidalgo County Magistrate Judge THDAY cutbacks and Teague's cam- COU ! paign-year boasts about provid- Lupe Ramos, Naomi Parra, David Ramos, Mary Lou Cameron and Robert Parra ing health insurance. Hidalgo nty Democratic Party Teague "thinks employers should provide health insiarance coverage for employees -- bility that's whathedidwhenhewas discusses possi of Public Forum running a company," Kelber said. "But he also knows that the Submitted by HIDALGO Martinez. reform and stated that compa- economic downturn has forced COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY/ Guest speakers were Mary nies should include streamlin- many small businesses to make Lordsburg Lou Cameron and Bill ing reimbursements so that care tough choices to survive. While The Hidalgo County Demo- McCamley. can be provided faster and he is not involved._ in day-to-day cratic Party met on Max 5, Mary Lou Cameron is seek- cheaper. He also discussed the operations of the company any- 2010. The board expressed the ing the nomination for the Pub- creation of jobs and that NM has more, he deeply regrets that the importance of a public forum lic Education Commission Dis- an abundance of the alternative rising cost of health insurance due to the fact registered voters trict 6. Cameron discussed her energy resources that will power forced the company to make this have a right to know the candi- extensive experience on children the economy of the 2P' century. decision. Ultimately, it came dates and familiarize themselves advocacy and public education. McCamley believes that" NM down to cutting the high-cost with each candidate's experi- She also stated that she served needs to promote these resources benefit or cutting jobs." ences and their plans for as the president for the National that New Mexicans can find jobs While Teague is no longer Hidalgo County, prior to exer- Education Association of New in these areas during the years cising their fight to vote on June Mexico and is a member of the to come. involved in the daily operations l st. The date and time for the State Personnel Board. The board would like to en- of the business, his son is in public forum will be an- Cameron believes that her ser- courage all residents in Hidalgo charge and Teague himself is nounced. Other items on the vice on the Public Education County to get involved. For still the majority owner of agenda were the following: trea- Commission is important to the more information, contact Cavaloz, an investment valued sury report, SCC report, up- future of New Mexico's students Chairman Robert C. Parra at 9',/z:<.  last year at around $39.6 mil- coming fundraisers. Local and public education, (575) 313-  , / l i n Bill McCamley is seeking 9102, or Vice Chair Neomi  o democratic candidates who at- Teague touted his business ex- tended were: David Ramos, the nomination with the Public Martinez-Parra at naomi olivia ;/e,'o,, perlence when he ran for Con- Theodoro Castillo, Mark Tho- Regulation Commission (PRC). (575) -a',,/ gress -- in particular, the way mas, Tommy Lopez and Larry McCamley discussed health care 590-7655. he'd treated his employees. 25 Years Lm Enforcement Experience  Retired, New Mexico State Police Chief of Police, City of Lordsburg / Bachelor's Degree, Criminal Justice  Member, tordsburg Municipal School Board / Active Community Member LEI IAL N()TICE AVISO POBLICO DE PRESENTACI(3N DE SOLICITUD DE LA AUTORIDAD DE RESIDUOS SOLIDOS DEL SUROESTE (SWSWA) PARA MODIFICAR EL PERMISO DEL RELLENO SANITARIO DE RESIDUOS S(LIDOS (MUNICIPALES/ESPECIALES) PARA ACEPTAR LODOS (RESIDUOS ESPECIALES) EN EL RELLENO SANITARIO REGIONAL DEL SUROESTE DE NUEVO MEXlCO, EN SILVER CITY, NM De conformidad con la Secci6n 22 de la Ley sobre Residuos S61idos de Nuevo Mxico (NMSA 1978, Seccirn 74-9- 22) a 43 (la "Ley") y 20.9.2-20.9.10 NMAC (las Normas), mediante la presente se comunica al p0blico y a dem&s personas y entidades afectadas, que la Autoridad de Residuos S61idos del Suroeste (SWSWA, por sus siglas en ingles) ha presentado una solicitud ante la Oficina de Residuos S61idos (SWB) del Departamento del Medio Ambiente de Nuevo Mexico (NMED) para modificar el permiso de las instalaciones de residuos s61idos (el Permiso) del Relleno sanitario regional del suroeste de Nuevo Mexico (Relleno sanitario). Los documentos de Solicitud estarm disponibles para su examen en las oficinas del Solicitante como aparece en la Secci6n 1 yen la direcci6n del Departamento del Medio Ambiente de Nuevo Mexico, como aparece en la Secci6n 5 de ese Aviso. La informaci6n pertinente requerida por la Ley y las Normas es como sigue: 1. Nombre, direcci6n y telrfono del Solicitante v persona de contacto. (a) Solicitante/Propietario del Relleno sanitario Regional del Suroeste de Nuevo Mxico: Southwest Solid Waste Authority (Autoridad de Residuos S61idos del Suroeste) PO Box 2617 Silver City, NM 88061. (575)388-8051 (b) Persona de contacto sobre el Relleno sanitario: Mr. C.J. Law, Manager (575)388-8051 2. Fecha de inicio de la renovaci6n y modificaci6n y horario de funcionamiento orevistos El terreno en el que se encuentra el es propiedad de SWSWA. El Rellen0 sanitario es una instalaci6n existente para residuos s61idos, que funciona con permiso expedido por el NMED en diciembre de 1994 y queen la actualidad acepta residuos residenciales, comerciales y de construccion y demolici6n, as/como despojos, un residuo especial como se define en la Ley y las Normas. El Relleno sanitario continuar& operando con el permiso existente hasta que el Secretario del NMED decida expedir, expedir con condiciones o denegar, el permiso de mQdificaci6n. El horario actual de funcionamiento en el Relleno sanitario es de 8:00 de la mafiana a 4:30 de la tarde, de lunes a stbado, seg0n permita la luz del d/a. El Relleno sanitario esta cerrado los domingos, durante seis fiestas principales y tres d/as adicionales al afio. El Relleno sanitario puede operar fuera del horario de funcionamiento debido a la preparacion del lugar, inclemencias del tiempo, colocaci6n de la cubierta, proyectos especiales, construcci6n de revestimientos, mantenimiento, monitoreo, etc. 3. . Descripci6n de las instalaciones: a. Proceso general: El Relleno sanitario continuar, recibiendo residuos s61idos de transportistas comerciales, y del p0blico en general. Los residuos s61idos se colocan y se compactan en unidades/celdas revestidas que cuentan con sistemas de control medioambiental, que incluyen, pero no est_n limitados a, un sistema de recolecci6n de lixiviado, revestimientos compuestos y controles para el manejo de aguas pluviales. AI final de cada dia laboral, la superficie de la zona de residuos s61idos municipales (MSW, por sus siglas en inglrs) se cubrir& con seis pulgadas de tierra como minimo, o con una cubierta diferente diaria aprobada por el NMED. Los residuos especiales se procesan conforme al permiso aplicable y las Normas sobre residuos s61idos. El Relleno sanitario tambirn opera en el mismo lugar un Centro de Reciclaje y un Puesto para que el p0blico deje artfculos de reciclaje. b. Emplazamiento: El Relleno sanitario est& emplazado en 318 South Ridge Rd, Silver City, Nuevo Mexico c. Tamafio: El _rea para disponer de los residuos srlidos en el relleno sanitario tiene aproximadamente 35 acres, parte de una extensi6n total de 125 acres. d. Cantidad y porcentaje de residuos srlidos: El Relleno sanitario actualmente recibe aproximadamente 33,000 toneladas de residuos s61idos al afio, y puede recibir mas o menos residuos srlidos dependiendo de las condiciones del mercado y oportunidades futuras de residuos especiales. Aproximadamente un 89% son residuos s61idos comerciales y residenciales y un 11% son residuos de construcci6n y demolici6n. No se han recibido residuos especiales. La cantidad y porcentaje podian aumentarse en el futuro si creciera la demanda. e. Tipos de residuos s61idos: El Relleno sanitario continuar& aceptando residuos s61idos y residuos especiales, incluyendo los siguientes residuos no peligrosos: (i) Residuos s61idos municipales residenciales; (ii) Residuos srlidos comerciales; (iii) Residuos de construccirn y demolici6n; (iv) Despojos (residuo especial) Adem.s, el Relleno sanitario solicita la aprobacirn para deshacerse de los siguientes residuos especiales no peligrosos: (i) Lodos (residuo especial) f. Descripci6n de la modificaci6n: El prop6sito de esta acci6n es obtener una modificacion del permiso para aceptar Iodos, un residuo especial. Inicialmente los Iodos procederian de las plantas de tratamiento de aguas residuales (WWTP, segun sus siglas e n ingles) de Silver City y de Bayard. En el futuro, los Iodos podr/an proceder de otras WWTP o de plantas de tratamiento de aguas. Inicialmente se preva que el Relleno sanitario aceptara aproximadamente de 160 a 230 toneladas de Iodos al afio. 4. Procedencia de los residuos: Se preve que la mayorfa de los residuos recibidos en el Relleno sanitario procedern principalmente de Silver City, NM y de los condados de Grant, Catron e Hidalgo, NM. Sin embargo, los residuos depositados en el Relleno sanitario pudieran generarse fuera de estas .reas. 5. Comentarios: Los comentarios relativos a la Solicitud deberan enviarse al Solicitante, a la direccirn citada en ia Secci6n 1 de este Aviso y a: William Schueler NMED - Solid Waste Bureau 1190 St. Francis Drive, RO. Box 5469 Santa re, New Mexico 87502-5469 Telafono (505) 827-2464 La Ley, las Normas y los Procedirriientos de las Audiencias sobre Permisos est&n disponibles en la pagina web del Departamento en ltc PUBLIC NOTICE OF FILING OF APPLICATION BYTHE SOUTHWEST SOLID WASTE AUTHORITY FOR A SOLID WASTE (MUNICIPAL/SPECIAL) LANDFrL.L PERMIT MODIFICATION TO ACCEPT SEUDGE (A SPECIALWASTE) ATTHE SOUTHWEST NEW MEXICO REGIONAL LANDFILL IN SILVER CITY, NEW MEXICO Pursuant to Section 22 of the New Mexico Solid Waste Act (NMSA 1978, section 74-9-22), and NMAC (the Rules), notice is hereby given to the public and other potentially affected individuals and entities that the Southwest Solid Waste Authority (SWSWA) has filed an application with the Solid Waste BIJreau of the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) to modify the solid waste facility permit (the Permit) for the Southwest New Mexico Regional Landfill (Landfill).The Application documents will be available for review at the Applicant's address as listed in Section 1 and at the New Mexico Environment Department's address as listed in Section 5 of this Notice. Pertinent information required by the Act and the Rules is as follows: 1. Name Address and Phone Number of AD01icant and Contact Person. (a) Applicant/Owner of Southwest New Mexico Regional Landfill: Southwest Solid Waste Authority PO Box 2617 Silver City, NM 88061 (575)388-8051 (b) Contact Person for Landfill: Mr. C.J. Law, Manager (575)388-8051 2 Anticipated Start-Up Date of Renewal and Modification and Hours of Operation The property on which the Landfill is located is owned by the SWSWA.The Landfill is an existing solid waste facility operating under a permit issued by the NMED in December, 1994 that currently accepts residential, commercial, construction and demolition waste, as well as offal a special waste as defined in the Act and the Rules. The Landfill will continue to operate under its existing permit until the NMED Secretary decides whether to issue, issue with conditions, or to deny the permit for modification. Current operating hours for the landfill are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday as daylight allows. The Landfill is closed on Sundays and six major holidays and three additional days.The Landfill may operate outside scheduled operating hours to accommodate site preparation, inclement weather condi- tions cover application special projects liner construction, maintenance, monitoring, etc. 3. Description of the Facility_ a. General Process:The Landfill vill continue to receive solid waste from commercial haulers and the public. The solid waste is placed and compacted in lined units/cells that are served by environmental control systems; including, but not limited to, leachate collection systems, composite liners and stormwater management controls. Special wastes will be processed in accordance with the permit conditions and applicable Rules. At the end of each working day, the working face of the of the municipal solid waste (MSW) disposal area will be covered with at least six inches of soil or an alternative daily cover as approved by NMED. The Landfill also operates a public drop-off and recycling center.on site. b. Location: The Landfill is located at 318 Ridge Rd, Silver City New Mexico. c. Size: The existing Landfill disposal area comprises approximately 35 acres of a 125 acre tract. d. Quantities and Rate of Solid Waste:The Landfill currently receives an average of 33,000 tons of solid waste per year, but may receive more or less solid waste depending upon market conditions and future special o o waste opportunities. Approximately 89 '/o consists of residential and commercial solid waste and 11 '/o is construction and demolition waste. No special waste has been received. The quantity and rate may be expanded in the future as demand increases. e. Types of Solid Wastes:The Landfill will continue to accept solid waste and special waste, including the following nonhazardous wastes: (i) residential municipal solid waste; (ii) commercial solid waste; (iii) construction and demolition debris; (iv) offal (special waste) In addition, the Landfill is requesting approval to dispose of the following non-hazardous special wastes: (i) sludge (special waste) f. Descriotion of the Modification:The purpose of this action is to obtain a permit modification to accept sludge a special waste. The initial sludge waste streams would come from Silver City and Bayard wastewater treatment plants (WWTP's). In the future the sludge could come from other'WWTP's or water treatment plants. The landfill is initially estimated to accept between 160-230 tons of sludge per year. 4. Origin of Waste. It is anticipated that the majority of wastes received at the Landfill will originate primarily from Silver City, NM and Grant, Catron and Hidalgo Counties (NM). However, waste disposed at the landfill may be generated outside of those areas.; 5. Comments Questions or comments regarding the Application should be directed to the Applicant at the address provided in Section I of this Notice and to: William Schueler NMED - Solid Waste Bureau 1190 St. Francis Drive, P.O. Box i469 Santa re, New Mexico 87502-5469 Telephone (505) 827-2464 The Act, the Rules and Permit Hearing Procedures are available in the Department's web page at: http:// ltc