Southeastern Newfoundland Offshore Exploration Drilling Project — Public Comments Invited
September 21, 2018 – The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed Southeastern Newfoundland Offshore Exploration Drilling Project, located southeast of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, in the Atlantic Ocean.
To help inform this decision, the Agency is seeking comments from the public and Indigenous groups on the project and its potential effects on the environment, as described in the summary of the project description.
All comments received will be considered public. Written comments in either official language must be submitted by October 11, 2018 to:
Southeastern Newfoundland Offshore Exploration Drilling Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
200-1801 Hollis Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3N4
Email: [email protected]
To view a summary of the project description or for more information, visit the Agency’s website at canada.ca/ceaa(Registry reference number 80158). Printed copies are available upon request.
For more information on the Agency’s privacy policies, consult the Privacy Notice on its website at canada.ca/ceaa.
The Proposed Project
ExxonMobil Canada Ltd. is proposing to conduct an exploration drilling project within its offshore exploration license in the Carson Basin, located approximately 300 kilometres east of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, in the Atlantic Ocean. As proposed, Southeastern Newfoundland Offshore Exploration Drilling Project would allow the proponent, over a 10-year period, to determine the presence, nature, and quantities of the potential hydrocarbon resource in exploration license 1136. Should additional exploration licences be acquired by the proponent, these may be incorporated into the environmental assessment should the Agency determine that one is required.