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Commonwealth EPBC Act Process

SHM lodged a Referral to the Australian Department of the Environment under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act, 1999 (known as the 'EPBC Act') in June 2014. To view the Referral for the Spur Hill Underground Coking Coal Project click here.

The Spur Hill Underground Coking Coal Project requires assessment and approval under the EPBC Act in relation to water resources. The Project will be assessed under the bilateral agreement with the NSW Government.

SHM is in the process of preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that will include an assessment of potential impacts on water resources.