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Disclosure logs for FOI determinations relating to documents held by Department for Environment and Water (DEW).

For further information or enquiries regarding information in this disclosure log please contact the Department for Environment and Water FOI Officer on (08) 8463 6625 or by email DEW.FOI@sa.gov.au.

Date of Determination Agency Reference Application Summary Copy of or Link to Document (or advice about how to access document)   
12 July 2021  F0003178210 “Number of and details of any complaints made in relation sand carting or sand trucking on Adelaide metropolitan beaches (to be provided in list form and to exclude all identifiers of any person or organisation)”.
Timeframe: between 01/07/2018 to 14/12/2020
Disclosure document F0003178210
1 July 2021 DEW21/006 “A copy of all Waterfowl Identification test results sheets sent from the Game Management Authority to the Department for Environment and Water for the 2020 Duck Open Season”. Disclosure document DEW21-006
23 June 2021  DEW21/004

“all 2020 season duck and quail hunting permits issued by the Department of Environment and Water containing the following information:

  • The number of duck hunting permit holders for the 2020 season
  • The year of birth of all 2020 season permit holders
  • The suburb and postcode for the residences of all 2020 season permit holders".
Disclosure document DEW21-004
23 June 2021 DEW21/017  2020-2023 Funding Deed between the Minister for Environment and Water and the RSPCA (SA) Inc, excluding release of financial arrangement material and the common seal”. Please contact DEW FOI Team for access to this document
23 February 2021 F0003167703 "1. Inter-departmental and cross agency (e.g. fire authority, national parks services, co management board, government contractors) reports, records and

correspondence that determines the cause, collates evidence, investigates and documents the cause, duration, response plan, suppression strategy, fire behaviour, metrological records and location of point of ignition for the fire that occurred in the Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges National Park Special Protected Zone in 2015 that burnt approximately 4,239 hectares. [dot point 1 transferred in full to Country Fire Service SA (CFS SA) to process a determination - is not included in this disclosure]

2. Inter-departmental and cross agency reports, evidence and correspondence to ascertain, assess record and document the impact of the 2015 wildfire in the Vulkathunha-Gammon ranges National Park Special Protection Zone on the environment including impacts on flora and fauna biodiversity and wilderness value”. [dot point 2 completed in full by DEW - relevant to the content of this disclosure]

Timeframe: between 30/11/2015 to 9/12/2020.
Please contact DEW FOI Team for access to this document
30 November 2020 F0003070003  “Supporting documentation for the South Australian Commercial Kangaroo Management Plan 2020-2024 – supporting documentation (research, data etc) used to determine the damage and significant impacts caused by kangaroos referred to in the South Australian Commercial Kangaroo Management Plan (2020-2024)” Please contact DEW FOI Team for access to this document
28 October 2020 F0003070006 "Data relating to individual harvest zones (Commercial Kangaroo Harvests)

1. Average weights of male and female kangaroos harvested for each individual harvest zone for each year from 2009-2019

2. Figures for all non-commercially killed kangaroos (Special Land Management) for each individual harvest zone for each year from 2009-2019”
Please contact the DEW FOI Team for access to this document
9 October 2020

 

F0003106701 “DEWNR/DEW’s financial system extract of transaction data covering reimbursements paid to the Minister and staff in the Ministers office for the period 14 March 2014 to 17 March 2018”. Disclosure document F0003106701 (1 of 2)

Disclosure document F0003106701 (2 of 2) 

9 October 2020 F0003105432 DEWNR/DEW’s financial system extract of transaction data covering charges against the Office Manager's credit card in the office of the Minister from 14 March 2014 and 17 March 2018”.

Disclosure document F0003105432 (2 of 2)

9 October 2020 F0003105431 DEWNR/DEW’s financial system extract of transaction data covering access to foreign currency for ministerial travel for the period
14 March 2014 to 17 March 2018”.

Disclosure document F0003105431 (1 of 2)

Disclosure document F0003105431 (2 of 2)

24 September 2020 F0003075902 “1. Number of Kangaroos by species in each region - please have 6 sub-columns for the data for the last three years (including current) and then for 2012, 2005, 1995. Please include source of data and if/how it was verified.

2. Number of animals allowed to be killed via destruction permits and commercial harvesting (corresponding to the above columns - just for the last three years (including current)).

3. Number of destruction permits and commercial harvesting permits issued in total for each of the last three years.

4. Number of destruction permits and commercial harvesting permits issued over the last three years validated as necessary by permit issuer prior to issuing and how it was validated (onsite visit?).

5. Number of destruction permits and commercial harvesting permits overseen when carried out, by authorities to ensure compliance (each year for the last three years)”

Timeline: Years specified, last three years includes 2017, 2018, 2019 and 1/01/2020 to 30/06/2020
Please contact the DEW FOI Team for access to this document
14 September 2020 F0003067605 "A copy of the 2015 Quota Report regarding the Commercial Kangaroo Harvest South Australia" Disclosure document F0003067605
10 September 2020 F0003068905 “1. Supporting documentation (research. data etc.) for Figure 2 in the 2020 Quota Report Commercial Kangaroo Harvest South Australia (figure refers to the density of low population threshold 1 for each harvest zone)

2. Supporting documentation (research. data etc.) for Figure 3 in the 2020 Quota Report Commercial Kangaroo Harvest South Australia (figure refers to the density of low population threshold 2 for each harvest zone)

3. Documentation detailing the long-term average (1.5 and 2 standard deviation) used to determine thresholds 1 and 2” 
Disclosure document F0003068905
2 September 2020 F0003139201 “20EW0010196 It is my wish to obtain from your Department the Report prepared for the Government by DASH Architects in February 2020 on the Bicentennial Conservatory – with the exclusion of third party staff names mentioned in the report”.

Timeline: between 1/01/2020 to 30/03/2020

Disclosure document F0003139201 (file size 14.9 MB)
20 July 2020 F0003036707 “Copies of any and all documents (including but not limited to hard copy or electronic briefings, minutes, reports, emails, letters, meeting agendas, diary entries, event attendance records and any other correspondence) either to or from (directly or indirectly) officials, employees or contractors to all SA government departments, agencies or Statutory bodies, Members of Parliament, the Premier or Ministers of the Crown and their personal staff, members or the public, owners and employees of businesses or commercial operations, officials or elected members of Local Government, regarding the implementation of the Northern Adelaide Irrigation Scheme (NAIS) in the Barossa Valley area“
Timeline: between 01/07/2019 to 20/04/2020
Disclosure document F0003036707
2 June 2020 F0003041909  “1.  Incident report data of numbers of stock classified as ‘confirmed killed or maimed’ in South Australia to ‘wild dog’ or ‘dingo’ predation:

a) by 8 Natural Resource Management regions - Alinytjara Wilurara NRM region, Eyre Peninsula NRM region, Northern and Yorke NRM region, SAAL NRM region, South Australian Murray Darling Basin NRM region, South East NRM region, Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges NRM region and Kangaroo Island NRM region

b) by month and year (January 2010 to December 2019)

c) by livestock species – cattle, sheep or other.

*Data to be supplied in Microsoft Excel spreadsheet format”.

Disclosure document F0003041909
13 May 2020 F0003001503  “Any correspondence between the Department for Environment and Water and the Minister for Environment and Water relating to prescribed burns on Kangaroo Island”.

Timeline: between 01/04/2018 to 31/01/2020

Disclosure document F0003001503
28 April 2020 F0003011604 “1. All Southern Hairy‐nosed Wombat destruction permits issued for the Hundred of

Julia Creek for the date range 1 January 2015 to 4 March 2020

2. All Southern Hairy‐nosed Wombat destruction permits issued for the Hundred of

Belvidere for the date range 1 January 2015 to 4 March 2020

3. All Southern Hairy‐nosed Wombat destruction permits issued for the Hundred of

Kapunda for the date range 1 January 2015 to 4 March 2020”

Timeline: between 1/01/2015 to 4/03/2020
Disclosure document F0003011604
5 March 2020

 

F0002999801

 

“I would like access to the list of consultants and contractors engaged/employed by D.E.W for their services under $10,000 please”
Timeline: between 01/01/2019 – 31/01/2020 
Disclosure document F0002999801
24 February 2020 F0002984104 “The Duck & Quail Open Season Stakeholder Reference Panel Meeting was conducted by DEW on December 9, 2019, chaired by [redacted]. Recommendations for the 2020 Duck & Quail Open Season would have been transmitted to Minister Speirs shortly thereafter. [Redacted] is seeking a copy of the communication/s containing the recommendations that were transmitted by DEW to Minister Speirs for the 2020 Open Season including the rationale for how these recommendations were derived”. Disclosure document F0002984104
20 February 2020 F0002977301

“ 1. Copies of documentation from 2017-2019 (inclusive) outlining projected impacts of the Federal Government’s proposed National Radioactive Waste Management Facility (NRWMF) near Napandee, Kimba, on Pinkawillinie Conservation Park and Gawler Ranges National Park.

2. Copies of documentation from 2017-2019 (inclusive) outlining proposed future actions by the Department of Environment & Water to protect or alter Departmental protection strategies for Pinkawillinie Conservation Park and Gawler Ranges National Park should the NRWMF near Kimba be established.

 

3. Copies of correspondence received from the Federal Department of Industry, Innovation & Science between 2017-2019 regarding potential impacts of the NRWMF on Pinkawillinie Conservation Park and Gawler Ranges National Park timeframe Timeline: between 1/01/2017 - 31/12/2019

 

Disclosure document F0002977301
14 January 2020

F0002747501 and F0002747502

(combined determination)


Application 1 – F0002747501

“Copies of any and all documents and correspondence (including but not limited to physical, electronic, or written letters and signed briefs, minutes, emails and any other correspondence) between the Minister for Environment and Water and the Department for Environment and Water, relating to the Danish Hydraulics Institute report “West Beach Coastal Processes Modelling, Assessment of Coastal Management Options”.

Timeline: between 18/03/2019 – 09/09/2019

Application 2- F0002747502

“Copies of any and all documents and correspondence (including but not limited to physical, electronic, or written letters and signed briefs, minutes, emails and any other correspondence) between the Minister for Environment and Water and the Department for Environment and Water, relating to West Beach sand management.

Timeline: 01/01/2019 to 09/09/2019 

Please contact the DEW FOI Team for access to this document
7 January 2020 F0002489401 “1.  All reports and briefings relating to the current estimated numbers of Koalas in the Adelaide Hills and Mount Lofty Ranges.  

Timeline: 09/05/2018 – 09/05/2019 (including Great Koala Count in 2012 and Great Koala Count in 2016).

2.  All reports and briefings relating to the current sterilization plan of Koalas throughout South Australia (specifically Adelaide Hills, Mount Lofty Ranges and Kangaroo Island).  Including specific data relating to dates, ear tags, location.

Timeline: 09/05/2018 – 09/05/2019

3.  All documents relating to proposed or ongoing Koala culling programs (legal or illegal) known to the Agency throughout South Australia.

Timeline: 09/05/2018 – 09/05/2019” 
Please contact the DEW FOI Team for access to this document
 24 December 2019 F0002906301  "All files, reports, document, invoices, briefings and emails detailing the cost of indoor plants in the Department for Environment and Water".
Timeline: Between 01/01/2019 – 21/11/2019
Disclosure document F0002906301
17 December 2019 F0002875001 "Final report/s relating to the Autopsy on a dead Wedge Tailed Eagle collected near Waterloo wind farm in April 2002"  Disclosure document F0002875001
27 November 2019 F0002691301 "Any reports, data and analysis, investigating sand particle size on Adelaide metropolitan beaches”

Timeline: between 01/01/2009 – 14/08/2019

Please contact the DEW FOI Team for access to this document
11 November 2019 F0002781402 “DEW responses/submission to EPBC referral number 2018/8208 Twin Creek wind farm”
Timeline: Between 01/07/2017 - 23/09/2019
Disclosure document F0002781402
31 October 2019 F0002575102

"All correspondence, file notes, plans, drawings, reports, cost and revenue projections, emails, photographs, feasibility and/or environment studies in relation to the Marree Man, sometimes referred to as Stuarts Giant, from January 1996 to June 2019. It is noted that FOI application DEWNR F0001145806, lodged on 28 November 2017 requested the same information. The determination was made to grant full access to 15 documents, partial access to 15 documents and refused access to 101 documents. The reason cited for refusal of access was that 'these documents contain information which is the subject of an ongoing investigation, DEWNR is yet to finalise this matter. Written correspondence from Minister David Speirs and Grant Stevens SA Commissioner of Police has been provided, confirming that there are no legal prosecution investigations into this matter".

Timeframe: Between 01/01/1996 – 25/06/2019
Please contact the DEW FOI Team for access to this document
31 October 2019

F0002673501 and F0002673502

(combined determination)

 

Application 1 – F0002673502:

1. Copies of minutes, agendas and any attachments prepared for meetings of the multi-agency taskforce looking into the opening up of reservoirs for recreational use.
Timeframe: Between 01/10/2018 – 10/12/2018

Application 2 – F0002673501:

2. Copies of minutes, agendas and any attachments prepared for meetings of the multi-agency taskforce looking into the opening up of reservoirs for recreational use.
Timeframe: Between 01/05/2019 – 20/07/2019 

Disclosure documents F0002673501 and F0002673502 
26 September 2019  F0002570401

 

"1. Copies of all ecological studies (both fauna and flora), conducted in two locations, St Kitts district and the site of the proposed Twin Creek Wind Farm 

2. A copy of the report referenced in a recent FOi published on line regarding Twin Creek that states "DEWNR has vegetation mapping of the area (in a private report) that shows other grassland communities that have not be mapped in the EBS report so these should be incorporated". 

Timeframe: Between 05/07/2000 - 05/07/2019"

Please contact the DEW FOI team for access to this document
 25 September 2019  F0002643301

 

1. List of Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat destruction permits for the suburb of Hansborough.

2. List of Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat destruction permits including showing number of wombats for each permit issued for the following physical property addresses:

-178 Ben Lomond Road, Hansborough SA 5374

-167 New/ands Road, Hansborough SA 5374

-Lot 155 Daveys Road, Hansborough SA 5374

Timeframe: 01/01/1980 to 25/07/2019

Disclosure document F0002643301
 18 September 2019  F0002553401

 

 "The calendar and/or diary of the Chief Executive of the Department for Environment and Water including the names of any Government attendees at meetings." Disclosure document F002553401
12 July 2019

F0002384801

F0002384802

Combined two applications and reduced scope to; 
"All monitoring and survey reports held by DEW associated with approved windfarms, since 2002".

 Please contact the DEW FOI team for access to this document
8 July 2019 F0002547601 “(1) a copy of the vegetation mapping of the native grasslands on/or around the Twin Creek wind farm site referred to in previous FOI request F0001648601 in document 3 that was previously provided [email from K Graham stating: ‘DEWNR has vegetation mapping of the area (in a private report) that shows other grassland communities that have not been mapped in the EBS report so these should be incorporated’] 
(2) a copy of the report referred to above.”
Disclosure document F0002547601 
5 July 2019 F0002469601 “The number of Targeted Voluntary Separation Packages (TVSPs) offered and the number of TVSPs accepted within the Department of Environment and Water, and for each category, what the job titles were, what date was the offer accepted, what was the total cost of all TVSPs and what is the estimated total saving over the first full financial year of all TVSPs.
Timeframe: 21/8/2018 to 1/5/2019” 
Disclosure document F0002469601
12 June 2019 F0002251801 Internal Review:
“All agendas and minutes of meetings for the steering committee established within DEW in relation to the proposed development of private accommodation along or near the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail in Flinders Chase National Park.
Timeframe: 1/11/2016 - 24/01/2019.”
IR Disclosure document F0002251801 
12 June 2019 F0002252701

 

Internal Review:

“1. Reports produced by the Department (eg reports on meetings relating to the proposed private accommodation near KI Wilderness Trail and reports on site visits to Flinders Chase National Park) and
2. Reports provided to the Department by the proponent of the proposed private accommodation near KI Wilderness Trail - the Australian Walking Company (AWC)
Timeframe: 1/2/2014 - 24/01/2019.” 

IR Disclosure document F0002252701 
14 May 2019 F0002252701 “1. Reports produced by the Department (eg reports on meetings relating to the proposed private accommodation near KI Wilderness Trail and reports on site visits to Flinders Chase National Park) and

2. Reports provided to the Department by the proponent of the proposed private accommodation near KI Wilderness Trail - the Australian Walking Company (AWC)
Timeframe: 1/2/2014 - 24/01/2019.”

Disclosure document F0002252701

29 April 2019 F0002251801 “All agendas and minutes of meetings for the steering committee established within DEW in relation to the proposed development of private accommodation along or near the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail in Flinders Chase National Park.
Timeframe: 1/11/2016 - 24/01/2019.”
Disclosure document F0002251801 
 26 April 2019 

 

 F0002394103

 

"Documents detailing the scope of work for the tender contract award reference 1154 for the
drilling of a production bore at Mt Gambier - called Mt Gambier Bore 11"
Disclosure document  F0002394103
22 March 2019 F0002253002

"A copy of the Chief Executive of Department of Environment and Water's letter of support in relation to the following Development Applications:
a) 520/L006/18 in relation to development at Sandy Creek, Kl;
b) 520/L007 /18 in relation to development at Cape du Couedic, Kl; and
c) 520/L008/18 in relation to development at Sanderson Bay, Kl."

Disclosure document F0002253002
13 March 2019 F0002116109 "Any documents, including briefings, sent by the department to the Minister for Environment and Water relating to the opening up of drinking water reservoirs for recreational use. Timeframe: from 19/3/2018." Disclosure document F0002116109
21 January 2019 F0002152101 "All files, reports, documents, notes, briefings and emails detailing the cost of indoor plants in the Department for Environment and Water for the period 18 March 2017-17 March 2018 and 18 March 2018 to date (3 December 2018)." Disclosure document F0002152101
7 November 2018 F0001852801

"1. The draft Danish Hydraulic Institute (DHI) report commissioned on West Beach and Henley South coastal process, tabled at the Coast Protection Board meeting of 27 April 2018;

2. Any written summary of the above DHI report or any PowerPoint presentation or similar presentation given by James Guy at the meeting of the Coastal Protection Board on 27 April 2018 as per the extract of the meeting minutes below; 13 WEST BEACH COASTAL PROCESSES STUDY J Guy provided a summary of the paper. Following discussion, the Board resolved to: Note: The West Beach coastal processes study paper. Action: Provide feedback on the draft report to J Guy. Coast Protection Board Minutes of Meeting #456 (27 April 2018).

3. The revised DHI report commissioned on West Beach and Henley South coastal process, tabled at the Coast Protection Board meeting of 29 June 2018;

4. The Department of Environment and Water's staff report on this revised DHI report provided to the Coast Protection Board meeting on 29 June 2018."
Disclosure document F0001852801
31 October 2018 F0001793206 "A list of all Freedom of Information requests received from the Liberal Opposition between 17 March 2014 and 16 March 2018." Disclosure document F0001793206
3 October 2018 F0001739601  "The names of all Public Sector employees assigned to a Ministerial Office in DEWNR/DEW over the last five years." Disclosure document F0001739601
3 October 2018 F0001731501

"Since 17 March 2018

1. All correspondence, minutes, memos, advice, documents, briefings, emails, sms and meeting notes relating to a list of all public sector employees employed in a ministerial office (including draft versions).

2. All correspondence, minutes, memos, advice, documents, briefings, emails, sms and meeting notes held relating to a request or instruction to create or access a list of all public sector employees employed in a ministerial office (including draft versions).

3. Any other relevant information relating to the creation, request, access, direction or instruction regarding a list of public sector employees employed in a Ministerial Office supported by the OEWNR or the DEW."
Disclosure document F0001731501
3 October 2018 F0001739603
F0001739602
"Since 17 March 2018- All correspondence, minutes, memos, advice, documents, briefings, emails, sms and meeting notes relating to a list, creation of a list or access to a list of all public sector employees employed in a ministerial office between the ministerial office of the

Hon David Speirs MP and the Chief Executive of the DEWNR or the DEW (including draft versions).

And

"Since 17 March 2018

a. The dates, time and agendas of all meetings scheduled between the Chief Executive of the DEWNR or the DEW and the office of the Hon David Speirs MP, b. the names of public sector employees who attended and were invited, c. all meeting notes, advice, briefings, memos, minutes and action items resulting from those meetings and prepared for those meetings and all documents relating to those meetings including any drafts." 
Disclosure document F0001739603
7 September 2018 F0001855601 "A copy of the plan of division and merger in relation to waterfront Crown land Section 507, Hundred of Dudley and Allotment 1 in Deposited Plan 76540 Hundred of Dudley, as mentioned in the Government Gazette of 28 November 2017 on page 4721." Disclosure document F0001855601
15 August 2018 F0001786401

“1. Wombat Destruction permits issued for properties in the Hundred of Julia Creek.

2. Wombat Destruction permits issued for properties in the suburbs of St Kitts and Bagot Well in the Hundred of Belvidere and Hundred of Kapunda.

TIMEFRAME: 1 January 2000 to 19 June 2018.” 
Disclosure document F0001786401
9 August 2018 F0001780601   “Since 17 March 2018, copies of any and all documents (including but not limited to physical, electronic, or written briefs, minutes, emails, diary entries and any other correspondence) which lists all staff attending meetings between the Minister or and the Minister’s staff and the Chief Executive, including both Ministerial and departmental staff.” Disclosure document F0001780601
9 August 2018  F0001736001
  • "Any destruction permits for southern hairy-nosed wombats issued for (property address) within the past 5 years.
  • Documents relating to any investigation of the destruction of southern hairy-nosed wombats at (property address), subsequent to any destruction permit issued within that period.
  • Any destruction permits for southern hairy-nosed wombats issued for (property address) within the past 5 years.
  • Any destruction permits for southern hairy-nosed wombats issued within the past year for the (property address) and located (property location) north of Kapunda.
  • Any destruction permits for southern hairy-nosed wombats issued for (property address) within the past 7 years.”
Disclosure document F0001736001
16 July 2018  F0001778601 

"Any reports or documentation referring to the establishment of the Marree Man or Stuart's Giant, situated at Finniss Springs 60 km west of the township of Marree, on or around June 1998.

Any reports, documentation or investigations relating to who may have created the original Marree Man or Stuart's Giant".
Disclosure document F0001778601
3 July 2018 F0001695401 "Minutes of the Review of the Code of Practice for the Humane Destruction of Wombats by Shooting in South Australia, held April 4th 2012 by DEWNR" Disclosure document F0001695401
2 July 2018 F0001735701 "Since 17 March 2018, copies of any and all documents (including but not limited to physical, electronic or written briefs, minutes, emails, and any other documents) which lists or provides the name and position title of all senior Human Resources staff within the agency." Disclosure document F0001735701
 29 May 2018 F0001647401 "Native Vegetation Council / Native Vegetation Assessment Panel Documents requested below which all relate to;
  • Development Application 422/E003/17 Twin Creek wind farm
  • NVC / NVAP assessment report re DA 422/E003/17
  • NVC / NVAP Meeting Agendas and Minutes re DA 422/E003/17 approximately 15 December 2017
NVC / NVAP referral response to SCAP"
Please contact an FOI officer for access to released documents
24 May 2018 F0001648601   "1. DEWNR advice re DA 422/E003/17 Twin Creek wind farm ·

2. DEWNR Agency Referral Response to SCAP re DA 422/E003/17 and contributing advice to DEWNR from Northern and Yorke NRM Response to DEWNR re DA 422/E003/17

3. Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges NRM Response to DEWNR re OA 422/E003/17 referred to in letter from John Schutz 17SEC821620 on 31 October 2017"
Disclosure document F0001648601
30 April 2018 F0001597101 “Copy of 7 Heritage Reports provided by the Department to the Minister, the last one was provided in July 2016.”

Disclosure document F0001597101

22 February 2018 F0001431702  "All diaries/observations/records kept by the cultural rangers involved in monitoring dredging undertaken at the Murray Mouth from 2002 to 2009. "

Disclosure document F0001431702

14 February 2018 F0001488301  "A summary of the number of 'Permits to Destroy Wildlife' by species issued by the Department from July 2016 to  30 June 2017"

Disclosure document F0001488301

9 January 2018 F0001406101  "Any report showing a relationship between Marine Parks and/or Sanctuary Zones and the number of detected sharks from 1 January 2013 until 1 July 2017" Disclosure document F0001406101
14 December 2017 F0001425901  "All lists of planned prescribed burns (in SA) and a list of the completed prescribed burns in 2016/17 and between 1 July 2017 and 31 October 2017" Disclosure document F0001425901
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