07-11-16 CDPHE News: Colorado Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission to meet in Pueblo Aug 1st…

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Colorado Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission to meet in Pueblo

PUEBLO — The city of Pueblo will host a meeting of the Colorado Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission, giving the residents of Pueblo and the surrounding area an opportunity to provide their perspectives on solid and hazardous waste matters in the region.

The commission will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 1 at the Pueblo City and County Library, 100 E. Abriendo Ave. The meeting will be held in the library’s Ryals Special Events Room. A public comment session will held at the end of the regular meeting. The commission welcomes residents, government and elected officials, and special interest groups to attend and share comments. The commission conducted a similar public comment session in Grand Junction in 2015.

“The commission always looks forward to traveling the state to gather information and hear from residents about issues of specific concern in their communities,” said Michael Silverstein, the commission’s administrator. “Colorado is a large and diverse state, and the opportunity to meet residents where they live and work is vital for the commissioners in fulfilling their responsibilities to efficiently manage solid and hazardous waste.”

The commission normally meets quarterly in the Denver-metropolitan area. The Colorado Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission is a nine-member board appointed by the governor. Its primary role is to adopt rules pertaining to solid and hazardous waste. The commission is made up of three members from the regulated industry, three members from local government or academia and three members from the public at large.  Members represent a variety of interests and areas of the state.