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Rationale for Controlled Action decision on EPBC referral 2019/8420 - Cultana Pumped Hydro Energy Scheme

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From: Dan Monceaux

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Dear Department of the Environment and Energy FoI Officers,

I am writing to request copies of all documentation and correspondence held by the Department that detailing the rationale for the decision to deem EPBC Referral 2019/8420 - Cultana Pumped Hydro Energy Scheme a Controlled Action.

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

Dear Dan

Freedom of Information Request no. 190909

 

The Department of the Environment and Energy (the Department) acknowledges
receipt of your request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI
Act) which seeks:

 

I am writing to request copies of all documentation and correspondence
held by the Department that detailing the rationale for the decision to
deem EPBC Referral 2019/8420 - Cultana Pumped Hydro Energy Scheme a
Controlled Action.

 

The Department is required to process valid requests within 30 days after
the day a request was received. This 30 day processing period may be
extended under certain circumstances, for example, where the Department
decides it reasonable to consult with third parties. If the processing
period is extended, you will be informed of the extension and the reasons
for it.

 

The statutory deadline for providing a decision on this request is
currently 9 September 2019.

 

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These are set out below.

 

It is the usual practice of the Department:

·         not to disclose the personal information of junior officers or
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·         not to release duplicates of any document captured within the
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(such as spelling or grammar corrections), only the later version of the
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documents that the Department considers duplicates (as per the above
explanation) within the scope of your request.

 

Please inform us if you do not agree to the request being processed by the
Department on the above assumptions.

 

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If you have any questions, please contact the FOI Contact Officer on (02)
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Regards

 

Isabel Carmody

FOI Paralegal  | 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: FOI Contact Officer
Department of the Environment and Energy

Dear Dan

Freedom of Information Request no. 190910

 

The Department of the Environment and Energy (the Department) acknowledges
receipt of your request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI
Act) which seeks:

 

I am writing to request copies of all submissions received by the
Department in response to EPBC Referral 2019/8420 - Cultana Pumped Hydro
Energy Scheme.

 

The Department is required to process valid requests within 30 days after
the day a request was received. This 30 day processing period may be
extended under certain circumstances, for example, where the Department
decides it reasonable to consult with third parties. If the processing
period is extended, you will be informed of the extension and the reasons
for it.

 

The statutory deadline for providing a decision on this request is
currently 9 October 2019.

 

The Department makes two assumptions that affect the scope of the request.
These are set out below.

 

It is the usual practice of the Department:

·         not to disclose the personal information of junior officers or
the personal contact details of senior officers of the State or Federal
governments (including those of the Department). The names of senior
officers will generally be released. Your request will be processed on the
assumption that you do not intend to capture these details within its
scope.

·         not to release duplicates of any document captured within the
scope of the request. Further, where two documents fall within the scope
one differs from the other only with respect to minor editorial changes
(such as spelling or grammar corrections), only the later version of the
document will be treated as within scope.  Your request will be processed
on the assumption that you do not intend to capture duplicates or
documents that the Department considers duplicates (as per the above
explanation) within the scope of your request.

 

Please inform us if you do not agree to the request being processed by the
Department on the above assumptions.

 

Please note that information released under the FOI Act may later be
published online on our disclosure log.

 

We will contact you using the email you provided. Please advise if you
would prefer us to use an alternative means of contact.

 

If you have any questions, please contact the FOI Contact Officer on (02)
6274 2098.

 

Regards

 

Isabel Carmody

FOI Paralegal  | 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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