I write to inform you on the final steps of the promulgation of the Rules for the Nambe-Pojoaque-Tesuque Basin (NPT Basin). The Settling Parties have completed and released the proposed rules for public comment.Deadline for comment is August 16, 2017.  The Settling Parties consist of Pojoaque Pueblo, San Ildefonso Pueblo, Nambe Pueblo, Tesuque Pueblo, Santa Fe County, City of Santa Fe, State Engineers Office, and the US Government.  I have not been part of this process, I will be looking to comment myself.

These Rules, once finalized will have the same authority as law and will be used to administer the surface and ground water rights and use in the NPT Basin.

I have attached proposed Rules here for your inspection, please click this link: NPT Proposed Rules

I have also attached the findings of facts, please click this link:  NPT Rules Findings of Fact

Please send comments to felicity.strachan@state.nm.us

A public hearing will be held on the attached proposed rules at the Old Senate Chambers, Bataan Building in Santa Fe, NM.  This hearing will start at 2pm on August 16th, 2017.  Any person who is or may be affected by these proposed rules may appear to testify.

The election notices have still not been generated by the Settling Parties   They are now anticipating they will be mailed out sometime in the fall of 2017.  Please stay tuned and I will have some town hall meetings when that time approaches so I can help explain what all the options mean for you and your family. The new election notice will probably have more options than the first election notice contained.

The NPT Basin pertains to all water wells in the Pojoaque, Nambe, El Rancho, Jacona, Jaconita, Tesuque, Rio en Medio, Chupadero, Bishop’s Lodge, and parts of Tano Road.
HELP SPREAD THE WORD:  My hope is to reach as many people as possible, unfortunately, I only have so many email addresses.  So please feel free to forward to any friends, family, or neighbors.
Carl Trujillo
State Representative 46

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