The New Mexico Early Childhood Education and Care Department (ECECD) hereby gives notice as required under Section 14-4-5.2 NMSA 1978 and 126.96.36.199 NMAC that it proposes to adopt amendments to the following rule regarding SOCIAL SERVICES CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS FOR CLIENT AND CHILD CARE PROVIDERS as authorized by Subsection (E) of Section 9-29-6 NMSA 1978.
Notice of public rule hearing
The public rule hearing will be held on June 22, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for proposed amendments to 8.9.3 NMAC. The hearing will be held in Apodaca Hall of the PERA Building located at 1120 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87502, and via virtual web platform (Zoom), email, and telephonic means. The public hearing will be conducted in a fair and equitable manner by an ECECD agency representative or hearing officer and shall be recorded.
Any interested member of the public may attend the hearing and will be provided with a reasonable opportunity to offer public comment, either orally or in writing, including the presentation of data, views, or arguments, on the proposed rules during the hearing. Individuals with disabilities who need any form of auxiliary aid to attend or participate in the public hearing are asked to contact ECECD at ECECD-ECS-PublicComment@ECECD.NM.Gov or call (505) 231-5820.
ECECD will make every effort to accommodate all reasonable requests but cannot guarantee the accommodation of a request that is not received at least ten calendar days before the scheduled hearing.
8.9.3 NMAC Materials Library
Notice of acceptance of written public comment
Written public comment, including presentation of data, views, or arguments about the proposed rules, from any interested member of the public, may be submitted via email to ECECD-ECS-PublicComment@ECECD.NM.Gov with the subject line “8.9.3 Public Comment” or via first class mail to P.O. Drawer 5619, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87502 – 5619. Written comments may be delivered to the Old PERA building at 1120 Paseo De Peralta on June 22, 2023, from 9 – 11:00 a.m. The deadline to submit comments is at the end of the public hearing on June 22, 2023.
Any interested member of the public may attend the hearing
In-Person: Apodaca Hall of the PERA Building located at 1120 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87502
Via telephone: To access the hearing by telephone call 1-669-444-9171, access code 86234950863#. You will be able to hear the full hearing, and your telephone comments will be recorded.
- Meeting ID (access code): 86234950863.
- This meeting does NOT have a passcode. You may provide comments via chat during the live streaming. Spanish and ASL interpretation are offered via Zoom.