EPBC Referral submissions - Eyre Iron, Open Pit Magnetite Mine, South Australia

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 wish to receive a digital copy of all written submissions received by the department in response to the EYRE IRON PTY LTD/Mining/Koppio Hills South Eastern Eyre Peninsula/South Australia/Develop an Open Pit Magnetite Mine, South Australia Ref#2013/6919.

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

Yours faithfully,

Dan Monceaux

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From: FOI Contact Officer
Department of the Environment and Energy

Hi Dan

 

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,

I accept the assumptions you have detailed in your correspondence this morning.

Yours sincerely,

Dan Monceaux

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From: FOI Contact Officer
Department of the Environment and Energy

Hi Dan

Can I take your request to only be seeking formal submissions (ie. those made in response to an invitation by the Department) as per your former requests?

Regards

FOI Officer
Department of the Environment
a: GPO Box 787 CANBERRA ACT 2600

Note: The contents of any legal advice provided by the General Counsel Branch is subject to legal professional privilege. Do not disclose the contents of any such legal advice more broadly within the Department (i.e. outside the scope of persons to whom the legal advice is (or was) directed), via the intranet or outside the Department without first consulting the General Counsel Branch.

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From: Dan Monceaux

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Dear FOI Contact Officer,

Yes, please consider my request to only be seeking formal submissions (ie. those made in response to an invitation by the Department) as per my former requests.

Yours sincerely,

Dan Monceaux

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From: FOI Contact Officer
Department of the Environment and Energy

Dear Mr Monceaux

 

For your reference, this email has been sent to the address associated
with each request so as to be published on the rightoknow website if
required:

 

The Department of Environment and Energy’s FOI team are currently working
through your seven FOI requests made on 8 and 9 January 2017.  

 

We expect to be able to get one decision to you well before the statutory
deadline of 7 February 2017.  

 

At this stage, our ability to complete the remaining 6 requests within the
timeframe has been heavily impacted by expert line area staff taking leave
over January.  

 

Would you please agree to a 30 day extension of the deadline (under
section 15AA of the FOI Act) for each of the below FOI requests?

 

1.       FOI 170108 – submissions on BHP Billiton Olympic Dam Mine
Expansion EPBC 2005/2270 – extension requested until 8 March 2017

2.       FOI 170107 – submissions on BHP Billiton Olympic Dam tailings
storage dam wall height increase EPBC 2015/7416 – extension requested
until 7 March 2017

3.       FOI 170105 – submissions on Adelaide desalination plant EPBC
2008/4509 – extension requested until 7 March 2017

4.       FOI 170104 – submissions on Eyre Iron open pit magnetite mine
EPBC 2013/6919 – extension requested until 7 March 2017

5.       FOI 170103 – submissions on Iron Road, central Eyre Iron project
EPBC 2014/7285 – extension requested until 7 March 2017

6.       FOI 170102 – submissions on Oceanic Victor SA EPBC 2015/7592 –
extension requested until 7 March 2017

 

We expect to be able to provide you with decisions on each of these FOI
requests before the extended deadline, however your agreeing to an
extension would enable us more time to work with our line area experts to
best capture all documents.

 

Please feel free to give me a call to discuss but please confirm in
writing whether you agree to the request for an extension of time.

 

Many thanks

 

 

FOI 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 2603 
e: [1][Department of the Environment request email]

 

 

 

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From: Dan Monceaux

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Dear FOI Contact Officer,

I accept your request for a 30 day time extension. I look forward to receiving these determinations and documents as they become available.

Yours sincerely,

Dan Monceaux

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Department of the Environment and Energy


Attachment FOI 170104 Decision letter.pdf
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Attachment FOI 170104 attachment C Redacted Part1.pdf
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Hi Dan

 

Please see the attached documents. This is email 1 of 2 emails.

 

Kind 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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Final email.

 

From: FOI Contact Officer
Sent: Wednesday, 1 March 2017 10:47 AM
To: 'Dan Monceaux' <[FOI #2924 email]>
Cc: FOI Contact Officer <[email address]>
Subject: FOI 170104 - EPBC Referral submissions - Eyre Iron, Open Pit
Magnetite Mine, South Australia [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

 

Hi Dan

 

Please see the attached documents. This is email 1 of 2 emails.

 

Kind 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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From: Dan Monceaux

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Dear FOI Contact Officer,

Please pass on my thanks to all staff who helped fulfill this request.

Yours sincerely,

Dan Monceaux

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