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Regional Assessment of Offshore Oil and Gas Exploratory Drilling East of Newfoundland and Labrador

Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Area (Newfoundland and Labrador)

Reference number: 80156
Federal Responsible Authority: Not applicable
Proponent: Not applicable
Environmental Assessment Commenced: 2018-09-13
Environmental Assessment Type: Regional Assessment
Status: Regional assessment in progress

Latest Update

April 15, 2019 – The Final Agreement to Conduct the Regional Assessment of Offshore Oil and Gas Exploratory Drilling East of Newfoundland and Labrador has been signed and a Committee has been established.

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.


  • For Public Participation (4)
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  • News Releases (4)
    Contains all news releases related to this environmental assessment process.
  • Comments Received/Responses (24)
    Contains comments received related to the environmental assessment process and, when applicable, responses to those comments.
  • Additional Information (4)
    Contains additional records related to the project and the environmental assessment process.
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Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
10 Barters Hill, Suite 301
St. Johns, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 6M1

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