Chatham Rock Phosphate Ltd (CRP) is proposing to mine phosphate nodules from the Chatham Rise, initially within an 820 sq. km area for which it has a mining permit. In the future, mining may also occur in a wider 10,192 sq. km area, dependent on monitoring results and environmental investigations. CRP is seeking a marine consent from the EPA in relation to the wider area (10,192 sq. km). CRP proposes to mine at least 30 sq. km of seabed per annum to meet its annual minimum production target of 1.5 million tonnes of phosphate nodules.
Further information response – 31 July 2014
CRP has provided a further response to the EPA’s request for further information. CRP’s response can be viewed at the link below:
Additional hearing location - 29 July 2014
The Decision-making Committee has issued a
minute adding an additional location (Hamilton) for the CRP hearing and
has granted submitters extra time to confirm if they wish to be heard in
Analysis of submissions and further information request - 25 July 2014
An analysis of the submissions received on the CRP application is now available.
The Decision-making Committee has issued a further request for information.
Hearing locations - 21 July 2014
The Decision-making Committee has issued a minute outlining the location of the hearing. It will be held in Wellington and the Chatham Islands. This minute can be viewed at the link below:
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