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Newfoundland Orphan Basin Exploration Drilling Project — Public Comments Invited

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October 29, 2018 – The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is conducting a federal environmental assessment for the proposed Newfoundland Orphan Basin Exploration Drilling Project, located northeast of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, in the Atlantic Ocean.

The Agency invites the public and Indigenous groups to comment on the potential environmental effects of the project and the proposed measures to prevent or mitigate those effects as described in the proponent's summary of the Environmental Impact Statement.

All comments received will be considered public. Written comments in either official language must be submitted by November 29, 2018 to:

Newfoundland Orphan Basin Exploration Drilling Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
200 - 1801 Hollis Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3N4
Telephone: 902-426-0564
Email: CEAA.OrphanBasin-BassinOrphan.ACEE@canada.ca

Map depicting the location of the project, as described in the current document.

To view the summary of the Environmental Impact Statement or for more information, visit the Agency's website at canada.ca/ceaa (Registry reference number 80147). 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

BP Canada Energy Group ULC is proposing to conduct an exploration drilling project within offshore exploration licences in the Orphan Basin, located 343 to 496 kilometres northeast of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador in the Atlantic Ocean. As proposed, the Newfoundland Orphan Basin Exploration Drilling Project would allow the proponent, over a nine-year period, to determine the presence, nature, and quantities of the potential hydrocarbon resource in exploration licences 1145, 1146, 1148, and 1149.

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