Public Comment Letters

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Comment Title Description Search Terms Date Final Comment Letter
NN07-163 Gunslinger Proposed construction of a new 150-foot (overall height) monopole telecommunications tower and installation of associated equipment within an approximate 1,600 sq. ft. lease area. Cell Tower, Proposed Action 2022-07-13 public_comment_letter_NMERT-1940.pdf
N-Com PVT Reconnect 2 This project is for the installation of high speed fiberoptic line to underserved areas. Communication Infrastructure, Proposed Action 2022-07-13 public_comment_letter_NMERT-1938.pdf
Ramah RDOT Intersections This project is for the redesign of nine intersections near Ramah on Navajo roads. Proposed Action, Roads and Bridges 2022-07-05 public_comment_letter_NMERT-1932.pdf
Sugarite State Park Biological and CWA This project is to replace a boat ramp and port-a-potty for the state park. Proposed Action, Recreation 2022-07-05 public_comment_letter_NMERT-1926.pdf
Chad Hayda Project Stewardship Plan for 400 Acre Ranch proposing thinning on 298.4 acres of overstocked forested component and meadow restoration on 53.6 acres of PJ invasives and a heavily decadent sagebrush and rubber rabbit brush vegetative type in the meadow component. Thinning could include chainsaw cut, lop and scatter of all operational slash combined with machine mastication of land that is less than 10% slope. Forest Stewardship Plan 2022-06-27 public_comment_letter_NMERT-1902.pdf
Tom Holder This is the initial scoping for a road improvements project - the project will eventually include widening and straightening out the road to make safer and better functioning intersections on Tom Holder Road at 240 and Cuchilla Road. Roads and Bridges 2022-06-27 public_comment_letter_NMERT-1883.pdf
Urbanovsky Stewardship Pre-Planning Development of a Forest Stewardship Plan for a private landowner in the Guadalupita area. Primary activities include forest health and fuels treatments in the upper driveway of the property along a ridge between Guadalupita Canyon and Williams Canyon. Treatments are recommendations only and the landowner is ultimately responsible for all activities. Forest Stewardship Plan 2022-06-27 public_comment_letter_NMERT-1881.pdf
Doris Avenue Infrastructure Improvements The Village of Williamsburg will construct infrastructure improvements on Doris Avenue from Doris Lane to Riverside including full depth hot mix asphalt, sidewalk, base course, geo-grid, subgrade, water line, sewer line, construction staking, material testing, drivepads, and permanent signing and striping. This project will include construction management. Proposed Action, Urban Development 2022-06-27 public_comment_letter_NMERT-1872.pdf
NM_ABQ_JUANTABO_002 - A Our client proposes to remove and replace an existing 24-foot 6-inch light pole with a new 24-foot 1-inch tall public lighting structure, with an overall height of 25 feet 9 inches including luminaire. Three (3) shrouded antennas are to be installed on the pole and a fiber vault will be installed immediately southeast of pole base. A new underground conduit will extend from the lighting structure 6 feet southeast to a new pull box, 28 feet 5 inches southwest from the pull box to a new electrical meter, then 232 feet to an existing utility pole northwest adjacent. The current site habitat is located within an residential area off the east side of Ida Pl NE. Communications 2022-06-24 public_comment_letter_NMERT-1878.pdf
I-25 San Antonio Interchange The primary purpose of Phase I-A/B is to evaluate the alignment alternatives for the I-25/San Antonio Interchange mainline and ramps at Exit 139, the possible addition of acceleration and deceleration lanes, the evaluation of the existing bridge structures, and the evaluation of the existing drainage structures and upstream contributing drainage areas. Construction work will be confined to the bridge area. The extent of the polygon is for drainage study purposes only. Construction dates have not yet been determined. Roads and Bridges 2022-06-16 public_comment_letter_NMERT-1890.pdf
Paduca Breaks CGF Amendment The project includes the construction of a 0.3-acre site expansion with the following equipment: flares and piping. The 1st step of the surface site construction would consists of preparing the surface site. The staked site would then be cleared and graded to provide a smooth and even work surface using dozers and other heavy equipment. The next step involves assembling the flares and associated piping on the site. The final step involves testing the pipeline with water (hydrostatic testing) and connecting it to the equipment. The pipe is tested to a pressure higher than what it will be operated at on a day-to-day basis. Oil and Gas Pipeline 2022-06-14 public_comment_letter_NMERT-1854.pdf
Ghost CGF Expansion The project includes the construction of a 0.7-acre site expansion with the following equipment: flares and piping. The 1st step of the surface site construction would consists of preparing the surface site. The staked site would then be cleared and graded to provide a smooth and even work surface using dozers and other heavy equipment. The next step involves assembling the flares and associated piping on the site. The final step involves testing the pipeline with water (hydrostatic testing) and connecting it to the equipment. The pipe is tested to a pressure higher than what it will be operated at on a day-to-day basis. Oil and Gas Pipeline 2022-06-08 public_comment_letter_NMERT-1850.pdf
NM 484 Roadway Improvement Project The proposed project includes replacement of a drainage structure, pavement rehabilitation and replacement of Concrete Wall Barrier with Guardrail. Project activities will likely occur in 2025. Roads and Bridges 2022-06-02 public_comment_letter_NMERT-1865.pdf
Portales Municipal Airport The Portales Municipal Airport is updating our Wildlife Mitigation Plan. For that plan, we need a species list of types of animals that live in the area, so they can be included. This is both a safety measure for them and for the pilots. Biological Assessment 2022-05-18 public_comment_letter_NMERT-1843.pdf
NM1_ZUNIPUEBLO_TEMP - A Verizon Wireless proposes the installation of a new 50-foot-tall monopole communications tower onto an existing Cellsite On Wheels (COW) temporary trailer. Existing equipment cabinets will be utilized. No ground disturbance is proposed. The current site habitat is located within an existing parking lot north of Highway 53. Cell Tower 2022-05-16 public_comment_letter_NMERT-1831.pdf
Santa Clara Pueblo The Santa Clara Pueblo (SCP) in coordination with the Federal Highway administration (FHWA) is proposing to improve several streets and roads on SCP tribal lands. Environmental documentation is anticipated to cover all segments of roadway (above table) on one environmental document. No separate documentation is anticipated for each segment of road. The project would require the use of federal Tribal Transportation Program (TTP) funds to complete construction which would require the completion of an FHWA-compliant Categorical Exclusion (CatEx). Additionally, new right-of-way (ROW) may be needed for portions of the project which is expected to require the completion of an environmental assessment (EA) and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Southwest Region, Northern Pueblos Agency approval to establish the new ROW on Tribal lands. The approval for use of federal funds and ROW acquisition on tribal lands requires compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The project activities would not involve work within the State Route (SR) 30 right-of-way (ROW). Therefore, no New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) encroachment permit is anticipated to be necessary. Geotechnical work will be necessary. However, no separate geotechnical clearances are included in this scope and fee. The environmental documentation will need to meet NMDOT, FHWA, and BIA Southwest Region standards. Logan Simpson's assistance has been requested to prepare an EA, CatEx, and associated technical resource documents necessary for NEPA compliance. The following Scope of Work tasks will be undertaken by Logan Simpson. Any relevant assumptions are provided in the individual task descriptions. Proposed Action, Roads and Bridges 2022-05-16 public_comment_letter_NMERT-1797.pdf
NM EV Charging Site 1 This is a proposed location for the Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE). It is assumed that four DC Fast Chargers (DCFC) will be included at this location along with the requisite space needed for the electrical equipment and actual charging locations. Ground disturbance will be restricted to the location shown on the map and will include EVSE transformer equipment, parking stalls for 4 vehicles, the charging equipment, and in some cases, a new power connection and/or an American with Disabilities Act-compliant sidewalk. Proposed Action 2022-05-10 public_comment_letter_NMERT-1821.pdf
NM EV Charging Site 2 This is a proposed location for the Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE). It is assumed that four DC Fast Chargers (DCFC) will be included at this location along with the requisite space needed for the electrical equipment and actual charging locations. Ground disturbance will be restricted to the location shown on the map and will include EVSE transformer equipment, parking stalls for 4 vehicles, the charging equipment, and in some cases, a new power connection and/or an American with Disabilities Act-compliant sidewalk. Proposed Action 2022-05-10 public_comment_letter_NMERT-1805.pdf
Sugarite Canyon State Park - Design and construction of Single vault toilet and off road parallel parking Location: Little Horse Tent Campground in Sugarite Canyon State Park. The project includes design and construction of parallel parking along Soda Pocket Road and a single vault toilet for use by the Little Horse tent campground located nearby. The project is currently under design with the expected design completion by June 30, 2022 and construction planned for FY2023. The project has completed cultural survey but requires biological survey to meet compliance. Proposed Action, Recreation 2022-04-26 public_comment_letter_NMERT-1786.pdf
Incarnation New cell tower to be installed. Cell Tower 2022-04-08 public_comment_letter_NMERT-1778.pdf
Good 2 Fire Goat Rehab This is prescribed grazing within the burn scar of the Good 2 Fire. Goats will be used to browse on encroaching Russian olive and salt cedar. Livestock Grazing, Proposed Action 2022-04-08 public_comment_letter_NMERT-1774.pdf
Idalia Road Culvert Replacement The City of Rio Rancho (CoRR) proposes to re-design the Idalia Road crossing at Arroyo de la Barranca. The project has a two-fold purpose: First, to re-design the existing, four 67-inch by 95-inch arch corrugated metal pipe (CMP) culverts to address capacity, erosion issues, and bank stabilization; and second, the proposed culverts will be extended to accommodate the future widening of Idalia Road. This project does not include widening Idalia Road. The current alignment, grades, and dimensions of the roadway will be restored following culvert construction. Guidance for the project will follow New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and CoRR requirements. The project site is located where Idalia Road crosses the Arroyo de la Barranca with an approximate size of 6.1 acres of public and private land ("subject property") in Sandoval County, New Mexico(see Appendix A, Figures A.1 and A.2). Idalia Road connects NM Highway 528 and Northern Boulevard. The surrounding area is a mix of residential and undeveloped land. Rio Rancho Middle School is located southwest of the project site. Idalia Road was paved in the late 1990s when the current culvert was designed and constructed. Rio Rancho has experienced significant growth since Idalia Road's initial construction. Weston Solutions contracted SWCA Environmental Consultants (SWCA) to complete a pedestrian biological survey to identify, record, and assess any natural resources that might be affected within the area of potential effects (APE) for the proposed project, in accordance with New Mexico Department of Transportation guidelines. The results of the survey are presented in this biological survey report (BSR). The APE for new surface disturbance for consists of 6.06 acres (2.45 hectares) of private lands in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. The CoRR's purpose for this project is to design and construct a replacement road culvert crossing beneath Idalia Road to reduce a potential safety hazard. The existing culvert crossing is in danger of failing due to erosion damage and subsequently causing the collapse of a segment of Idalia Road itself, creating a significant safety hazard for motorists. The existing road culverts beneath Idalia Road are experiencing substantial erosion, particularly on the downstream side of Arroyo de la Baranca. Additionally, the current culvert crossing may not have sufficient capacity for runoff from the contributing watershed under future conditions. The project will involve demolition of a short segment of Idalia Road, excavation and removal of the existing corrugated metal pipes and concrete headwalls, construction of new concrete box culverts and concrete headwalls, construction of upstream and downstream erosion protection, backfill and reconstruction of Idalia Road, replacement of highway asphalt and striping, and removal and replacement of steel guardrails. The APE within the arroyo channel will be approximately 150 feet long and 60 feet wide and will include replacing culverts, building concrete headwalls, channel re-grading, and installing erosion protection. Along Idalia Road will be approximately 250 long and 60 feet wide and include excavation down to the culverts for replacement, reconstruction of the road corridor back up to grade, and replacing asphalt and guardrails. It is anticipated that the depth of excavation from the arroyo bottom will be no more than 3 to 5 feet. Roads and Bridges 2022-03-16 public_comment_letter_NMERT-1729.pdf
Tex and Joy Taylor Private Ownership 30 Acres Ponderosa Pine with some PJ Forest Stewardship Plan, Forest Thinning 2022-03-08 public_comment_letter_NMERT-1714.pdf
Pueblo de San Ildefonso Lagoon Area Rehabilitate Lagoons, construct new WWTP and LPD disposal field. Estimated disturbance 3 acres Proposed Action, Wastewater Treatment Plant 2022-03-07 public_comment_letter_NMERT-1708.pdf
Idalia Road Widening This is for the proposed widening of Idalia Road from Northern Boulevard to Iris Road. New lanes and walking paths would be added. Roads and Bridges 2022-03-07 public_comment_letter_NMERT-1696.pdf

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