All correspondence and documentation regarding the Port Bonython oil spill, 1992

Dan Monceaux made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Maritime Safety Authority

The request was successful.

From: Dan Monceaux

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Dear Australian Maritime Safety Authority,

I am writing to request access to all correspondence and documentation in AMSA's possession related to the Port Bonython oil spill and response, which occurred in South Australia in August/September of 1992. I am seeking to obtain access to all records of this event, including (but not limited to) inbound and outbound correspondence, response planning documentation, photographs, video recordings and reports.

Yours faithfully,

Dan Monceaux

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From: Freedom Of Information
Australian Maritime Safety Authority

AMSA ref: 2016/4528

Mr Dan Monceaux
[FOI #2149 email]

Dear Mr Monceaux

Application under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) – Port Bonython oil spill

I refer to your email of 18 August 2016 in which you request access to documents and information under the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

Please accept this email as confirmation of receipt by AMSA of your request. The 30 day statutory period for processing your request will commence from 19 August 2016. Please note the statutory period for processing your request may be extended under the FOI Act if third party consultations are undertaken.

You will be notified of charges in relation to your request or of a decision as soon as practicable.

Kind Regards

Paul Jackson
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
OFFICE OF LEGAL COUNSEL

Australian Maritime Safety Authority
82 Northbourne Avenue, Braddon ACT 2612
GPO BOX 2181, Canberra ACT 2601
p 02 6279 5075 f 02 6279 5017
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Dear Mr Monceaux

 

Please find attached the official letter outlining processing charges
assessed against your application.

 

Kind Regards

 

Paul Jackson

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

OFFICE OF LEGAL COUNSEL

 

82 Northbourne Avenue, Braddon ACT 2612

GPO BOX 2181, Canberra ACT 2601

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From: Dan Monceaux

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Dear Freedom Of Information Officer,

Thanks for providing me with a quotation for my original request. After considering your suggestion of rescoping to reduce costs, I would like to make the following amended request for:

"All photographs, video/film recordings and reports in AMSA's possession related to the Port Bonython oil spill and response, which occurred in South Australia in August/September of 1992."

I would also like to claim a case for the public interest value of this request, given that two corporate entities involved in this 1992 incident are currently seeking to explore for oil and gas in the Great Australian Bight. I am a public interest researcher of very modest means.

Yours sincerely,

Dan Monceaux

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Dear Mr Monceaux,

Please find enclosed correspondence of even date.

Kind regards,

AMSA Freedom of Information

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From: Dan Monceaux

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Dear Mr Johnson,

Thank you for your consideration of my rescoped Freedom of Information request, and my request for a fee reduction due to my financial position and the public interest nature of the request.

I am writing to accept the costs payable as itemised in your previous email, and will make the payment in full on receipt of an invoice or further direction.

Yours sincerely,

Dan Monceaux

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From: Freedom Of Information
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Dear Mr Monceaux

The easiest method of payment is by credit card (either VISA or Mastercard.) If this is agreeable to you, please call myself on 02 6279 5075 and give me your credit card details. A tax receipt will be issued to you.

AMSA is also able to process personal cheques, or an invoice could be generated and emailed to you, but both these options are slower, requiring a couple of days processing time.

Kind Regards

Paul Jackson
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
OFFICE OF LEGAL COUNSEL

Australian Maritime Safety Authority
82 Northbourne Avenue, Braddon ACT 2612
GPO BOX 2181, Canberra ACT 2601
p 02 6279 5075
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Full fee payment has now been made over the phone.

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Dear Mr Monceaux,

 

NOTIFICATION OF CONSULTATION DUE TO COMMONWEALTH-STATE RELATIONS

 

I refer to your request for access to documents relating to the Port
Bonython oil spill under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act).

As your request covers documents which concern relations between the
Commonwealth and the South Australian State Government, AMSA is required
to consult with that Government (under section 26A of the FOI Act) before
making a decision on the release of those documents.

 

For this reason the period for processing your request has been extended
by 30 days in order to allow our agency time to consult with the South
Australian State Government (section 15(6) of the FOI Act).  The timeframe
for processing your request will therefore expire on 22 October 2016,
although AMSA will process the request sooner than that date if possible.

 

The consultation mechanism under section 26A applies when we believe the
State or Territory may wish to contend that the requested documents are
exempt because their release may cause damage to relations between the
Commonwealth and the South Australian State Government or may divulge
information communicated by that Government in confidence.

 

We will take into account any comments we receive from the South
Australian State Government but the final decision about whether to grant
you access to the documents you requested rests with AMSA.

 

Kind regards,

 

AMSA Freedom of Information

 

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Dear Mr Monceaux

 

Please find attached the decision letter related to your application.

 

As the file size of the documents to be released is too large to send by
email, please provide a postal address to which AMSA may send the hard
copy of the documents.

 

Kind Regards

 

Paul Jackson

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

OFFICE OF LEGAL COUNSEL

 

82 Northbourne Avenue, Braddon ACT 2612

GPO BOX 2181, Canberra ACT 2601

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From: Dan Monceaux

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Dear Freedom Of Information Officers (Paul & Matt),

Owing the the large file size of documentation to be released, you are welcome to post a hard copy to me. I have supplied my address to you via the AMSA website's email web form.

Yours sincerely,

Dan Monceaux

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I received released documentation by post on Friday 14 October 2016. I plan to make a request for the documentation to be re-supplied via email for publication on the RightToKnow.org.au website.

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From: Dan Monceaux

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Dear Freedom Of Information Officers (Paul and Matt),

Thank you for the documentation and images I received via express post last week. I would now like to request the information be resupplied in two parts via email, if possible.

Firstly, could you please email the photographic images as .JPG files, with descriptive captions provided in the filenames (if possible) or alternatively, with an index text file listing the captions with reference to the file names.

Secondly, could you please resupply the documentation released via email as a single .PDF file? From my past experience with black and white .PDF files of similar or greater page length, I would be very surprised if this file were to exceed 10 MB.

I would like to receive both items to this email address please.

Many thanks,

Dan Monceaux

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