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Darwin Refinery



Darwin Refinery

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Notice of Intent - Darwin Refinery; Statement of Reasons - Darwin Refinery; Terms of Reference for the preparation of an EIS - Darwin Refinery; Report for TNG Limited - Darwin Refinery


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Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; On 27 October 2015, TNG Limited (TNG) submitted a Notice of Intent to the Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) outlining a proposal for Darwin Refinery. TNG proposes to construct and operate the Darwin Refinery on Middle Arm, Darwin Harbour, adjacent to the Elizabeth River (within Lot 1817, Hundred of Ayers). The refinery would process magnetite concentrate railed from TNG’s (separately proposed) Mt Peake Project, 1,400 km south of Darwin. Terms of Reference to assist the proponent in preparing the draft EIS for Darwin Refinery were issued on the 20 May 2016.


TNG Limited (TNG) submits this Notice of Intent (NOI) to the Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) and Department of Lands Planning and Environment (DLPE) as formal notification of its proposal to construct and operate the Darwin Refinery (Refinery).

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Introduction -- Project area -- Key legislation -- Project description -- Land use history -- Existing environment -- Potential impacts and management -- Matters of national environmental significance -- Conclusion -- References -- Appendices A-C.




Metals; Refining; Environmental aspects

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TNG Limited

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iii, 65, [19] pages : colour illustrations, colour maps ; 30 cm.

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https://hdl.handle.net/10070/400948; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/400950

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TNG Limited - Darwin Refinery EIS Terms of Reference NORTHERN TERRITORY ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION AUTHORITY 27 Information of a confidential nature should not be disclosed in the EIS if disclosure of the information might: prejudice inter-governmental relations between an Australian body politic and a body politic overseas or between two (2) or more bodies politic in Australia or in the Territory be an interference with a person's privacy disclose information about an Aboriginal sacred site or Aboriginal tradition disclose information obtained by a public sector organisation from a business, commercial or financial undertaking that is: o a trade secret o other information of a business, commercial or financial nature and the disclosure is likely to expose the undertaking unreasonably to disadvantage. It is an offence under the Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority Act to give information to the NT EPA that the person knows is misleading or contains misleading information. 8.4 Administration The Proponent should lodge electronic versions (unsecured Adobe PDF, and Microsoft Word format where possible) of the EIS with the NT EPA. The electronic copies should be provided both as a single file of the entire document and separate files of the document components. The proponent should confirm the requirement for hard copies prior to lodgement. The Proponent should consider the file size, the number of files, format and style of the document appropriate for publication on the NT EPA website. The capacity of the website to store data and display the material may have some bearing on how the documents are constructed. The Proponent is to advertise that the draft EIS is available for review and comment, in the NT News. At a minimum, the advertisement should be published in the Saturday edition of the NT News at the commencement of the public exhibition period. The following information should be published in the advertisement: a brief summary of the Project and the environmental assessment process clear notice that the draft EIS is available for public comment and for how long the locations the draft EIS will be available for viewing the method and contact details for interested groups or persons wishing to make comment, including an address (postal and electronic) to which interested persons may send or deliver their written comments. The NT EPA requires the complete draft EIS document and a draft of the advertisement at least one week prior to advertising the draft EIS, to arrange web upload of the document, and review and comment on advertising text. 8.5 Public exhibition The public exhibition period for the draft EIS will be six (6) weeks. The exhibition period should not occur in late December or January in any year to ensure optimal opportunity for public and Government viewing of the EIS document. The NT EPA will direct the Proponent to extend the EIS exhibition period if the EIS exhibition overlaps the late December or January periods.

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