The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is conducting federal environmental assessments for the proposed Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Project and the proposed Eastern Newfoundland Offshore Exploration Drilling Project, located 480 kilometres and 250 kilometres, respectively, east of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Agency invites the public and Indigenous groups to comment on the potential environmental effects and the proposed measures to prevent or mitigate those effects as described in the summary of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Project and the summary of the EIS for the Eastern Newfoundland Offshore Exploration Drilling Project. The documents were submitted by the proponents Statoil Canada Ltd. and ExxonMobil Canada Ltd., respectively. Comments submitted will be considered for both projects, as applicable. This is the third of four opportunities for the public to comment on these projects.
Table 1.1, located in Chapter 1 of each Environmental Impact Statement, identifies similarities and differences between the two EISs and may assist reviewers.
All comments received will be considered public. Written comments in either official language must be submitted by February 12, 2018 to:
Flemish Pass and Eastern Newfoundland Offshore Exploration Drilling Projects
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
200-1801 Hollis Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3N4