The federal and Queensland state governments both required Waratah Coal to produce an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for their proposed development. The state and federal EIS requirements have been rolled into one and is being administered through the Queensland Department of Infrastructure and Planning (DIP). The draft terms of reference for the EIA were open for public comment until Jun29th 2009. The DIP is currently reviewing the public comments and then the terms of reference will be given to Waratah Coal to complete their EIS. Many details of the proposed development will not be known until Waratah releases its completed EIS.