Submissions closed 5pm (AEST) 14 November 2016. The documents below remain available for reference only.
A role of the Independent Expert Scientific Committee on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mining Development (IESC) is to provide advice to the Minister for the Environment and Energy about priorities for research projects to improve scientific understanding of the impacts of coal seam gas developments and large coal mining developments on water resources, including any impacts of associated salt production and/or salinity.
The IESC research priorities may inform research institutions, research funding bodies, government science agencies and industry in developing research plans and priorities.
Invitation to comment
On behalf of the IESC, the Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy is seeking comments from the public on a revision of the Research Priorities to be released in late 2016.
The IESC invites written submissions on the revised draft Priorities. The IESC will consider all of the comments received and may amend the Research Priorities in response to those comments.
How can I get involved in this consultation?
1. Read the consultation document
Invitation to comment on the IESC draft research priorities (PDF - 477.63 KB)
Invitation to comment on the IESC draft research priorities (DOCX - 47.6 KB)
2. Complete a submission cover sheet
You must provide a completed cover sheet
Cover sheet for submissions (PDF - 423.73 KB)
Cover sheet for submissions (DOCX - 442.86 KB)
3. Sending your submission
Please send your submission to IESCsecretariat@environment.gov.au by 5:00pm AEST, Monday 14 November 2016
All submissions will be treated as public documents, unless the author of the submission has requested that the submission not be published on the grounds that its publication could reasonably be expected to substantially prejudice the commercial interests of the author or another person. Public submissions may be published in full on the IESC’s website, including any personal information of authors and/or other third parties contained in the submission.
Confidential submissions will not be published. For a submission to be treated as confidential, the confidentiality section of the submission template must be completed.
If only part of the submission should be treated as confidential then please provide two versions of the submission; one full version and one with the confidential information removed.
A request made under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 for access to a submission marked confidential will be determined in accordance with that Act.