EPBC Referral submissions - BHP Billiton Olympic Dam pilot desalination plant

Dan Monceaux made this Freedom of Information request to Department of the Environment and Energy

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From: Dan Monceaux

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Dear Department of the Environment FoI Officers,

I am writing to request scanned copies of all submissions received in response to EPBC referral #2007/3391 - BHP Billiton Olympic Dam Corporation Pty Ltd/Commercial development/Port Bonython/SA/Pilot desalination plant, Olympic Dam Expansion Project.

I am making this request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

Yours sincerely,

Dan Monceaux

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From: FOI Contact Officer
Department of the Environment and Energy

Hi Dan

 

Could you please clarify if you are seeking the public submissions.

 

The Department of the Environment and Energy acknowledges receipt of your
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From: Dan Monceaux

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Dear FOI Contact Officer,

Thanks for your speedy response to my enquiry.

Yes, I wish to confirm that I am seeking copies of submissions made by any public/private sector third parties to the Environment Department.

I also accept the terms you've specified in your email today.

Yours sincerely,

Dan Monceaux

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From: FOI Contact Officer
Department of the Environment and Energy

Hi again Dan

 

I take it from your response that you are seeking public/private sector
third party submissions and excluding the submissions made by individuals.

 

Could you please confirm.

 

Thanks

 

FOI Contact Officer | Climate Change, Science and Corporate Legal Section
|General Counsel Branch

Department of the Environment and Energy

a: GPO Box 787 CANBERRA ACT 2600

t: (02) 6274 2098 

e: [Department of the Environment request email]

 

 

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From: Dan Monceaux

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Dear FOI Contact Officer,

Thanks for being thorough with your questions. I would like to receive submissions made by individuals in addition to those made by private and public sector entities.

Yours sincerely,

Dan Monceaux

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From: FOI Contact Officer
Department of the Environment and Energy

Hi Dan

 

Thanks for the further info – we’re just making sure we capture the
documents you are looking for.

 

Given the below, are you happy with us to proceed with your FOI request
with the revised scope?

 

The public submissions (including those made by individuals, corporations
and public entities) made in response to the Draft Variation to the
National Environment Protection (National Pollutant Inventory) Measure
that discuss the NPI reporting exemption for Aquaculture facilities.

 

Note that I have removed the original “support or opposition” wording from
your request to ensure that it captures documents that may discuss the
exemption, but not express “support or opposition” for it.

 

Regards

 

FOI Contact Officer | Climate Change, Science and Corporate Legal Section 
|General Counsel Branch

Department of the Environment and Energy

a: GPO Box 787 CANBERRA ACT 2600

t: (02) 6274 2098 

 

 

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From: Dan Monceaux

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Dear FOI Contact Officer,

Yes, I am satisfied with the newly revised wording you have provided as follows:

"The public submissions (including those made by individuals, corporations and public entities) made in response to the Draft Variation to the National Environment Protection (National Pollutant Inventory) Measure that discuss the NPI reporting exemption for Aquaculture facilities."

Let's proceed with the request as quoted above.

Yours sincerely,

Dan Monceaux

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From: Hedley, Nicole
Department of the Environment and Energy


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Dear Mr Monceaux

 

Please see the attached correspondence and documents.

 

regards

FOI Contact Officer | Climate Change, Science and Corporate Legal
Section |General Counsel Branch
Department of the Environment and Energy
a: GPO Box 787 CANBERRA ACT 2600
t: (02) 6274 2098 
e: [1][Department of the Environment request email]

 

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