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NOTICE OF PUBLICATION State of New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department Oil Conservation Division Notice is hereby given that pursuant to New Mexico Oil Conservation Division Regulations, the following Stage 2 Abatement Plan Proposal has been submitted to the Director of the Oil Conservation Division, 1220 S. St. Francis Dr., Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505, Telephone (505) 476-3440: Rice Operating Company, Scott Curtis, General Manager, Telephone (575) 393-9174, 122 West Taylor, Hobbs, New Mexico 88240, has submitted a Stage 2 Abatement Plan Proposal (AP-46) for the EME Jct K-6 site, located in Section 6, Township 20 south, Range 37 east, Lea County, New Mexico, approximately 4 miles west-southwest of Monument, New Mexico. Rice Operating Company operates a saltwater disposal pipeline at the site. Soil impacts and groundwater samples at the site exhibit elevated chloride concentrations. The Stage 2 Abatement Plan proposes the following corrective actions: (1) the surrounding area will be re-seeded with a mixture of native grasses and plants that will re-vegetate the area at a natural rate, (2) continue quarterly groundwater sampling at each of the four monitoring wells, (3) a groundwater recovery system will be installed to remove an estimated chloride mass of 3,326 kilograms, and (4) at the completion of corrective actions, a final report with a request for closure will be submitted. Any interested person may obtain further information from the Oil Conservation Division and may submit written comments to the Director of the Oil Conservation Division at the address given above. The Stage 2 Abatement Plan may be viewed at the above address or at the Oil Conservation Division District Office, 1625 N. French Drive, Hobbs, New Mexico 88240, Telephone (575) 393-6161 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Prior to ruling on any proposed Stage 2 Abatement Plan, the Director of the Oil Conservation Division shall allow thirty (30) days after the date of publication of this notice during which written requests for a public hearing that includes reasons why a hearing should be held and written comments may be submitted to him. Journal: January 14, 15, 16, 2009. Left-red    Print Legal   Email-red   Published on: Thu January 15, 2009