Non-compliance with consultation requirements

Wendy Pond made this Official Information request to Environmental Protection Authority

Response to this request is long overdue. By law Environmental Protection Authority should have responded by now (details and exceptions). You can complain to the Ombudsman.

From: Wendy Pond

Dear Environmental Protection Authority,

Concerning aerial poisoning of Coromandel forests in 2017 and Non-compliance with the Communications Guideline for Aerial 1080 Operations (ERMA 2009). On 22 June 2017, I sent to EPA an extensive collection of letters from Coromandel iwi, conservation groups, and general public complaining that they had not been offered options in accord with the consultation requirements of the Communications Guideline.

Dr Allan Freeth courteously responded on 4 December 2018 ENQ-35090-G2W6FO, "A Hazardous Substance Enforcement Officer contacted DoC on 21 November 2018 with regard to the consultation process. No evidence was found that DoC had consulted inadequately..."

Please provide a copy of the reports and exchanges by the Hazardous Substances Enforcement Officer and DoC, and any other documents relating to EPA's enquiry into the matter.

Yours faithfully,
Wendy Pond

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Environmental Protection Authority

Dear Wendy,

Thank you very much for your Official Information Request. We will respond in the legislated timeframe.

Kind regards,

Saioa Polin
Official Correspondence Advisor

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