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Evaluation of allocations methods for minerals permits

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From: T Martin

Dear Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment,

New Zealand Peroleum and Minerals allocates permits for minerals prospecting, exploration and mining via three methods: Acceptable Work Program Offer, Newly Available Acreage, and Competitive Tender.

I would like to know / seek information:
Whether any critical evaluation of the effectiveness of these allocations methods has been carried out subsequent to the implementation of the Crown Minerals Amendment Act 2013.
Any documents or reports relating to the evaluation of allocation methods.
Any internal correspondence regarding the necessity, requirement, or cancellation of such an evaluation. Any briefings to the Minister relating to the evaluation of allocation methods.

Yours faithfully,
T Martin

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From: T Martin

Dear Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment,

The response for this request is long overdue. Please advise when it may be completed or any barriers to completion.

Yours faithfully,

T Martin

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DOIA 1819-0718

 

Dear T Martin,

 

On behalf of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment I
acknowledge your email from 5 November 2018. We have undertaken a thorough
search of our electronic records, and can confirm the initial request you
sent via the FYI website was not received. The first correspondence we
have received from you, via the FYI website, was on 5 November 2018. I
acknowledge your request under the Official Information Act 1982 (the
Act), of the following:

New Zealand Peroleum and Minerals allocates permits for minerals
prospecting, exploration and mining via three methods: Acceptable Work
Program Offer, Newly Available Acreage, and Competitive Tender.

I would like to know / seek information:
Whether any critical evaluation of the effectiveness of these allocations
methods has been carried out subsequent to the implementation of the Crown
Minerals Amendment Act 2013.
Any documents or reports relating to the evaluation of allocation methods.
Any internal correspondence regarding the necessity, requirement, or
cancellation of such an evaluation. Any briefings to the Minister relating
to the evaluation of allocation methods

Your request is being processed in accordance with the Act and a response
will be sent to you in due course. If you have any enquiries regarding
your request feel free to contact us via email [1][MBIE request email] or
using the contact details below.

 

Yours sincerely,

Alan Witcombe

MANAGER, MINISTERIAL SERVICES

 

Corporate, Governance and Information

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Level 4, 15 Stout Street, PO Box 1473, Wellington 6140

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Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Dear T Martin,

 

Thank you for your request made under the Official Information Act,
received 5 November 2018:

New Zealand Petroleum and Minerals allocates permits for minerals
prospecting, exploration and mining via three methods: Acceptable Work
Program Offer, Newly Available Acreage, and Competitive Tender.

I would like to know / seek information:
Whether any critical evaluation of the effectiveness of these allocations
methods has been carried out subsequent to the implementation of the Crown
Minerals Amendment Act 2013.
Any documents or reports relating to the evaluation of allocation methods.
Any internal correspondence regarding the necessity, requirement, or
cancellation of such an evaluation. Any briefings to the Minister relating
to the evaluation of allocation methods.

We are writing to seek clarification on the scope of your request.

 

1)      We have interpreted your request to mean that you are seeking
information specifically relating to minerals allocation, as opposed to
allocation of minerals and petroleum. Could you please confirm if our
interpretation is correct?

 

2)      We have found that there was a review of the allocation methods of
permitting for minerals (not minerals and petroleum) within the time frame
specified, and the documents relating to this review are stored in such a
way that they can be collated to respond to your request. However, to
search for and identify all internal emails that potentially relate to
‘internal correspondence regarding the necessity, requirement, or
cancellation of such an evaluation’ represents a significant logistical
issue given the specificity of the subject. Could you please advise if you
are willing to refine the scope of this part of your request to being for
‘key correspondence’?

 

For clarity, the amended scope if you agree to both 1) and 2) would be as
follows:

Whether any critical evaluation of the effectiveness of [the three methods
Acceptable Work Program Offer, Newly Available Acreage, and Competitive
Tender] for minerals permit allocation has been carried out subsequent to
the implementation of the Crown Minerals Amendment Act 2013.
Any documents or reports relating to the evaluation of allocation methods.
Any key correspondence regarding the necessity, requirement, or
cancellation of such an evaluation. Any briefings to the Minister relating
to the evaluation of allocation methods.

Could you please confirm by return email the scope of your request by 16
November 2018? If we do not hear from you by this date, we are likely to
continue processing your request as per the interpretation set out above.

 

Kind regards,

 

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

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From: T Martin

Dear Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment,

Yes the suggested amendments to the request are appropriate.

Yours sincerely,

T Martin

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Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment


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Dear T Martin

Please find attached correspondence regarding your Official Information Act request.

Kind regards,

Timothy Vaughan-Sanders
MINISTERIAL SERVICES
ENERGY & RESOURCE MARKETS

Engagement, Communications and Ministerial Services
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

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