Reports and advice

View the reports and advice sought in relation to Beach Energy's marine discharge application.

Advice provided by the EPA

Legal advice on the Ngā Kaihautū Tikanga Taiao (NKTT) report

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

View DMC Minute 1

View Legal advice on the NKTT report (PDF, 606KB)

Conditions Report

On 4 August 2020, we produced a Conditions Report for the Decision-making Committee (DMC). The report is to provide advice on conditions offered by Beach Energy, should the DMC decide to grant consent.

View the Conditions Report (PDF, 779KB)

Key Issues Report

On 10 July 2020, we produced a Key Issues Report for the DMC. The report is intended to provide support to the DMC, in terms of possible considerations for the key issues, and guidance on where to find relevant information on these issues within the application document.

View the Key Issues Report (PDF, 802KB)

Advice sought by the DMC 

Oil and Gas Solutions Assessment report

On 26 June 2020, Oil and Gas Solutions provided an assessment report ‘Technical review and analysis of operational activities associated with Beach Energy’s marine discharge consent application – Canterbury Exploration & Appraisal Drilling’.

View Oil and Gas Solutions' technical review and analysis report (PDF, 772KB)

Buddle Findlay's advice 

On 1 July 2020, the DMC received advice in relation to approaching matters of uncertainty in the context of Beach Energy's application.

View Buddle Findlay's advice (PDF, 369 KB) 

Ngā Kaihautū Tikanga Taiao (NKTT) report

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

View Minute 1 on Additional information in respect of the NKTT report

View the update to the NKTT report (PDF, 230KB)

On 6 July 2020, the DMC received the Ngā Kaihautū Tikanga Taiao (NKTT) report on Beach Energy's application.

View the DMC's section 56 request to NKTT (PDF, 441KB)

View the NKTT report (PDF, 625KB)

Advice and information from other government agencies 

On 8 June 2020, the DMC requested advice from other government agencies under section 56 of the EEZ Act, in relation to Beach Energy's application.   

View the DMC's section 56 request to government agencies 

Request to WorkSafe New Zealand (PDF, 223KB)

Request to Fisheries New Zealand (PDF, 226KB)

Request to Department of Conservation (PDF, 306KB)

Request to Maritime New Zealand (PDF, 225KB)

Request to MPI Biosecurity New Zealand (PDF, 227KB)

View government agencies' responses to the DMC's request

WorkSafe’s response (PDF, 139KB)

Fisheries New Zealand’s response (PDF, 537KB)

Department of Conservation's response (PDF, 213KB)

Maritime New Zealand's response (PDF, 1.7MB)

MPI Biosecurity New Zealand's response (PDF, 176KB)