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STOS 2017 applications for marine consent and marine discharge consent

​Shell Todd Oil Services has made an application to use a jack-up rig at its Māui platforms, in the South Taranaki Bight. The Environmental Protection Authority is the agency responsible for considering applications for marine and discharge consents for New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone. You can come to this page to find updates about this application, and other relevant information.

Latest update - 25 May 2017

​Section 44 requests

On 22 and 23 May 2017, the DMC requested the following information from WorkSafe, Maritime New Zealand and the Ministry of Primary Industries.

WorkSafe New Zealand

A statement to explain WorkSafe’s responsibilities in managing health and safety matters and other relevant matters while the jack-up rig is installed on and in the seabed and considered a structure. This statement should specify the statutory regime that applies, and WorkSafe’s approach to compliance with that regime.

A statement to explain what, if any, processes or procedures will be used by WorkSafe to co-ordinate respective statutory duties with Maritime New Zealand given that periodically the rig will not be fixed, by its jack-up legs, to the sea bed, and when moving will be considered a vessel.

Maritime New Zealand

A statement to explain Maritime NZ’s responsibilities in managing navigational safety for the jack-up rig and related support vessels. This statement should specify the statutory regime that applies, and Maritime NZ’s approach to compliance with that regime.

A statement to explain what, if any, processes or procedures will be used by Maritime NZ to co-ordinate respective statutory duties with WorkSafe given that before installation the jack-up rig will not be fixed to the sea bed, and when moving will be considered a vessel.

Ministry for Primary Industries

Provide an assessment of the likely impact, if any, on commercial fishers within Fisheries Management Area 8 from the planned activities in the application?

 
 

Submissions now open

On 19 May 2017, the STOS applications for marine consent and marine discharge consent were notified and the EPA is now receiving submissions on the applications.

There was an issue with the public notification on Tuesday 16 May 2017.  As a result of this, the STOS applications for marine consent and marine discharge consent were re-notified on Friday 19 May 2017.

​If you have already made a submission on this application it will remain valid. 

You may choose to withdraw or update your submission on the basis of the updated information that has been published in the public notice on Friday 19 May 2017.



The application

Learn more about STOS' applications for marine consent and marine discharge consent and view the application documents

Submissions

Learn how you can make a submission on the STOS 2017 marine consent and marine discharge consent applications.

Decision-making Committee

The EPA Board appointed a Decision-making Committee to decide whether or not to grant the applications.

Contacts

Key contacts at the EPA for STOS' applications for marine consent and marine discharge consent.