The opportunity to submit feedback on the draft seabed mineral mining regulations has been extended for another month.
Seabed Minerals Authority Commissioner Alex Herman confirmed
the extension and said the Authority released these draft regulations for
public comment on November 17 last year with a deadline on January 15 this year
“We are now extending the deadline for an additional month,
to allow stakeholders and the public more time to comment on the Regulations if
they wish,” she said.
“The Authority will continue its steady development of the
Seabed Minerals sector along with our partners and stakeholders. This includes
the ongoing development of further regulations, guidelines and processes to
manage SBM activities.”
She said the work will be supported by the Seabed Minerals
working group made up of relevant government agencies such as the National
Environment Service with international partners including Australian and New
Zealand agency counterparts.
It was in November last year that the Authority released
draft Seabed Minerals (Mining) Regulations for public comment.