Chatham Rock Phosphate Ltd (CRP) proposed to mine phosphorite nodules from the Chatham Rise.
Update - 11 March 2015
No appeals on CRP decision
The High Court has confirmed that no appeals have been lodged against the decision.
Update – 11 February 2015
EPA refuses marine consent application by CRP
The EPA has released its decision on the application by CRP for a marine consent to mine phosphorite nodules on the Chatham Rise. The Decision-making Committee appointed by the EPA to hear and determine the marine consent application has refused consent.
Further details about the decision, and a link to the decision, can be found here:
Update 4 February 2015
Release date for decision on CRP application
The decision on the application by CRP for a marine consent will be released by the EPA on Wednesday 11 February. The decision will be briefly summarised on this page and published in full on the page linked below.
Update 16 January 2015
The Decision-making Committee has issued a minute (M22) extending the timeframe to make a decision to 10 February 2015. You can view the minute using the link below.
Update 12 December 2014
Closure of CRP hearing
The Decision-making Committee (DMC) has closed the hearing on the CRP application. The Committee now has 20 working days to make its decision. Due to the Christmas period a decision is expected to be made early next year. The DMC has issued a minute (M21) closing the hearing. You can view it using the link below.
The Hearing Procedures outline the rules, key dates and timeframe by which the hearing will run.