Public Notice
Regional Assessment of Offshore Oil and Gas Exploratory Drilling East of Newfoundland and Labrador — Participant Funding Available

December 6, 2018 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is making funding available through its Participant Funding Program to assist the participation of the public and Indigenous groups in the Regional Assessment of Offshore Oil and Gas Exploratory Drilling East of Newfoundland and Labrador, in the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Area.

Funding is available for eligible individuals and groups to assist their participation in activities related to the Regional Assessment. The activities include preparing for and participating in workshops and meetings, and reviewing and providing comments on relevant documents.

Applications received by January 8, 2019, will be considered. Recipients and the amount of funding allocated will be announced at a later date.

To apply for funding or request an application form, contact the Participant Funding Program by writing to

More information on the Regional Assessment is available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry website, Registry reference number 80156.

About the Regional Assessment

The Regional Assessment will focus on the effects of existing and anticipated offshore oil and gas exploratory drilling in the offshore area east of Newfoundland and Labrador. The Regional Assessment aims to improve the efficiency of the environmental assessment process as it applies to oil and gas exploration drilling, while at the same time ensuring the highest standards of environmental protection continue to be applied and maintained. The assessment will build upon the experience and knowledge gained in assessing previous projects, reduce duplication in processes and information, and result in more efficient project reviews for exploration projects.


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