National Environment Protection (National Pollutant Inventory) Measure submissions re: aquaculture reporting exemption

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 request copies of all submissions received in relation to the Draft Variation to the National Environment Protection (National Pollutant Inventory) Measure which indicated support or opposition to the mandatory reporting exemption currently afforded to the aquaculture industry.

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.

 

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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: Irene Nicolaou


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Our reference: RQ16/05418

Agency reference: FOI 161108

Mr Dan Monceaux

 

By email: [1][FOI #2793 email]

Dear Mr Monceaux

Extension of time request under s15AB

On 14 December 2016, the Department of the Environment and Energy (the
Department) requested further time to make a decision on your FOI request
of 29 November 2016.

This request was on the basis that the processing period is insufficient
to deal adequately with your request, because it is complex or voluminous.

The Information Commissioner has decided to grant the Department an
extension of time to process your request to 12 January 2017. This
decision has been made under s15AB(2) of the Freedom of Information Act
1982 (Cth) (the FOI Act).

By granting further time it is anticipated that the Department will
provide a well-reasoned and better managed decision.

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If you have any questions regarding this email, please contact me on 02
9284 9605 or via email [email address]. Please quote OAIC
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Information Dispute Resolution

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

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GPO Box 5128 SYDNEY NSW 2001| [2]www.oaic.gov.au

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From: Dan Monceaux

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Dear Ms Nicolaou,

I thank you for updating me on the status of this request. I will await a decision on the matter in January.

Yours sincerely,

Dan Monceaux

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Dear Mr Monceaux

 

Please see the attached 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 and Energy request email]

 

 

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From: Dan Monceaux

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Dear FOI Officers,

Please pass on my thanks to all staff involved in the fulfillment of this request.

Yours sincerely,

Dan Monceaux

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