Correspondence to and from the DMC

View correspondence to and from the Decision-making Committee (DMC), and minutes and directions from the DMC.

Hearing procedures

On 24 July 2020 the DMC issued Hearing procedures that sets out the rules and timeframe by which the hearing process will run (including the pre-hearing stage). The hearing procedures outline key dates and provide information on matters such as communicating with the DMC and other parties, provision of copies of documents, evidence requirements, the hearing, and guidelines for the media.

Read the DMC hearing procedure (PDF, 454KB)

DMC Minutes and correspondence

Minute 1

On 21 July 2020, the DMC issued Minute 1 seeking additional information in respect of the NKTT Report. 

View Minute 1 on Additional information in respect of NKTT Report (PDF, 143KB)

On 29 July 2020, the applicant provided further information in response to DMC Minute 1.

View Applicant's Further information on Māori engagement (PDF 4.8MB)

On 7 August 2020, the DMC received a general update to the NKTT report, in response to DMC Minute 1.

View the update to the NKTT report 

On 12 August 2020, the DMC received legal advice on the report received from NKTT on 7 July 2020 (including its update), in response to DMC Minute 1.

View the legal advice on the NKTT report from the EPA 

Minute 2

On 22 July 2020, the DMC issued a Minute extending the time by which the hearing should commence and outlining a table for evidence exchange.

View Minute 2 on Extension to the commencement of the hearing (PDF, 203KB)

On 17 July 2020, the applicant filed a memorandum regarding the hearing date and seeking directions from the DMC on the timetable for evidence exchange.

Applicant's memorandum requesting an extension to the timeframe for a hearing, and directions for an evidence exchange timetable (PDF, 94KB)

Minute 3

On 26 August 2020, the DMC issued a Minute advising that following the announcement of COVID-19 Alert Levels on Monday 24 August 2020, the hearing for the Beach Energy application will no longer be held as a face-to-face hearing in Dunedin. The hearing will now be conducted by means of video conference as a fully remote hearing on Tuesday 8 September 2020. 

Minute 3 on Change of operation from a face-to-face hearing to a remote hearing (PDF, 121KB) 

Minute 4

On 10 September 2020, the DMC issued Minute 4 on the further information requested during the hearing from EPA staff and the applicant. The requested information is to be provided by 2.00 pm Tuesday, 15 September 2020. 

Minute 4 on Further information requested during the hearing (PDF, 129KB) 

On 15 September 2020, the DMC received information it requested from EPA staff and the applicant.

EPA memorandum in response to condition 13 query - 15 September 2020 (PDF, 126KB)

Beach Energy's memorandum providing further information following the hearing - 15 September 2020 (PDF, 174KB) 

Minute 5

On 23 September 2020 the DMC issued Minute 5, following the receipt of responses to Minute 4, requesting closing submissions from the applicant in lieu of reconvening the hearing.

Minute 5 on Request for closing submissions (PDF, 115KB)

On 24 September 2020, in response to Minute 5, Beach Energy provided its closing submissions.

Beach Energy's closing legal submissions (PDF, 135KB)

Minute 6

On 28 September 2020, the DMC issued Minute 6 closing the hearing of the notified Beach Energy application for a marine discharge consent.

Minute 6 on Hearing closure (PDF, 117KB)