Submission to IESC Information Guidelines Explanatory Note

The MCA was pleased to participate in the public consultation process established by the Independent Expert Scientific Committee on Coal Seam and Large Coal Mining Development's (IESC) new Explanatory Note: Assessing Groundwater-Dependent Ecosystems.

The MCA advocates for guidance that encourages proponents to focus on material and significant issues relating to Groundwater-Dependent Ecosystems as identified through assessment processes.  In addition, the MCA seeks to ensure the IESC promotes the Explanatory Note as a suggested path forward for project proponents, on the understanding this aids the IESC in providing advice efficiently and effectively. 

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