Environmental Protection Authority

EPA refuses marine consent application by Chatham Rock Phosphate Ltd

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has refused an application by Chatham Rock Phosphate Limited (CRP) for a marine consent to mine phosphorite nodules on the Chatham Rise.

The decision, which was made by a Decision-making Committee (DMC) appointed by the EPA Board, was released this morning.

EPA General Manager Applications & Assessment Sarah Gardner...

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Closure of hearing on Chatham Rock Phosphate application

The hearing on the marine consent application by Chatham Rock Phosphate Ltd (CRP) has been closed by the Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA) Decision-making Committee. 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 hearing was adjourned by the Committee...
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