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Attachment Administrator on behalf of Wolastoqey Nation in New Brunswick

2020-03-13 0:00
  • Reference Number 27
  • Commented During Project Phase: Review of the Environmental Impact Statement by the Agency
  • Commented On Participation Notice: Public Notice - Public Comments Invited on a Summary of the Environmental Impact Statement
  • Comment removed by Administrator due to an administrative error
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  • WOLASTOQEY NATION CONSULTATION OFFICE 150 CLIFFE ST. (2nd FLOOR), BOX 14 FREDERICTON, NB | E3A 0A1 t 506.459.6341 | f 506.459.0974 [SUBMITTED VIA EMAIL] Ref: WNNB [017-20] February 29, 2019 Re: Comments on the Proposed Central Ridge Offshore Exploration Project (the “Project”) The Wolastoqey Nation in New Brunswick (“WNNB”) represents the six Wolastoqey communities in New Brunswick (Madawaska Maliseet, Tobique, Kingsclear, Woodstock, St. Mary’s and Oromocto First Nations). WNNB is not the rights holder, nor are we the body to which the Duty to Consult is owed. WNNB provides technical advice to Wolastoqey leadership and their respective Resource Development Consultation Coordinators (“RDCCs”) on resource development matters that relate to our Wolastoqey constitutionally protected rights. WNNB also acts to protect and promote traditional lands, ceremony, cultural practices and language. General Summary The proposed Project is one of several that have ...
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  • Technical Review of Equinor’s Abridged EIS for the Central Ridge Exploration Drilling Project – Information Requests (IR) Prepared for Wolastoqey Nation in New Brunswick February 2020 Prepared by 207 Edgebrook Close NW Calgary, Alberta T3A 4W5 Canada Phone 403-241-8668 Email: shannon.gavin@mses.ca Review of Equinor’s Central Ridge Offshore Application February 2020 Page i List of Contributors Fish and Fish Habitat Dr. Derrick deK. Varent Marine Mammals Dr. Brian Kopach Report Preparation & Project Management Ms. Shannon Gavin, M.Sc., P. Biol. Review of Equinor’s Central Ridge Offshore Application February 2020 Page ii TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE 1.0 INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................. 1 1.1 Background on the Proposed Project ...

Attachment Administrator on behalf of Wolastoqey Nation in New Brunswick

2020-03-13 0:00
  • Reference Number 30
  • Commented During Project Phase: Review of the Environmental Impact Statement by the Agency
  • Commented On Participation Notice: Public Notice - Public Comments Invited on a Summary of the Environmental Impact Statement
  • Comments from WNNB on the Proposed Central Ridge Offshore Exploration Project
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  • Technical Review of Equinor’s Abridged EIS for the Central Ridge Exploration Drilling Project – Information Requests (IR) Prepared for Wolastoqey Nation in New Brunswick February 2020 Prepared by 207 Edgebrook Close NW Calgary, Alberta T3A 4W5 Canada Phone 403-241-8668 Email: shannon.gavin@mses.ca Review of Equinor’s Central Ridge Offshore Application February 2020 Page i List of Contributors Fish and Fish Habitat Dr. Derrick deK. Varent Marine Mammals Dr. Brian Kopach Report Preparation & Project Management Ms. Shannon Gavin, M.Sc., P. Biol. Review of Equinor’s Central Ridge Offshore Application February 2020 Page ii TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE 1.0 INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................. 1 1.1 Background on the Proposed Project ...
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  • WOLASTOQEY NATION CONSULTATION OFFICE 150 CLIFFE ST. (2nd FLOOR), BOX 14 FREDERICTON, NB | E3A 0A1 t 506.459.6341 | f 506.459.0974 [SUBMITTED VIA EMAIL] Ref: WNNB [017-20] February 29, 2019 Re: Comments on the Proposed Central Ridge Offshore Exploration Project (the “Project”) The Wolastoqey Nation in New Brunswick (“WNNB”) represents the six Wolastoqey communities in New Brunswick (Madawaska Maliseet, Tobique, Kingsclear, Woodstock, St. Mary’s and Oromocto First Nations). WNNB is not the rights holder, nor are we the body to which the Duty to Consult is owed. WNNB provides technical advice to Wolastoqey leadership and their respective Resource Development Consultation Coordinators (“RDCCs”) on resource development matters that relate to our Wolastoqey constitutionally protected rights. WNNB also acts to protect and promote traditional lands, ceremony, cultural practices and language. General Summary The proposed Project is one of several that have ...

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Attachment Administrator on behalf of Environment and Climate Change Canada

2020-03-3 0:00
  • Reference Number 35
  • RE: Request for Technical Review - Central Ridge Exploration Drilling Project
  • Leslie, My apologies for being so late with these.   Attached are our comments for Central Ridge, with Annex 1 to follow.   One thing that I did note is that we are asking for a lot of updated information based on 2019 references.  I know the proponent received guidelines in July 2019, so given that, I am not sure that they could have been expected to incorporate any new references that came after that.  I am happy to discuss how you handle the availability of new information that comes out in the midst of the assessment process, and whether we forward all of these to the proponent or perhaps we try and identify any key issues that may make a difference in terms of your decision statement.  I will try and get to Annex 1 tomorrow. Michael Michael Hingston Head,  Environmental Assessment, Environmental Protection Operations Directorate - Atlantic ...
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  • Annexes – Page 1/29 ANNEX 2: Information requirements directed to the proponent Table 2: Please use the table below to provide your department’s comments and suggestions for information that should be requ ired from the proponent to ensure the information in the EIS is scientifically and technically accurate and is sufficient to make a determination of significance on environmental effects. ID Project Effects Link to CEAA 2012 Reference to EIS guidelines Reference to EIS Context and Rationale Specific Question/ Request for Information ECCC-01 (CIS-1) N/A 7.1.2 marine environment Pg. 130 section 5.7 Iceberg data “thru 2006” may not be representative of current iceberg climatology. It should be confirmed that the annual mean of icebergs of “550” is still representative of iceberg activity based on data that are more recent. Include a more extensive iceberg data set, particularly to encompass sightings post 2006 in order to represent ...

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Attachment Administrator on behalf of Fish, Food and Allied Workers (FFAW) Union

2020-02-27 0:00
  • Reference Number 25
  • Commented During Project Phase: Review of the Environmental Impact Statement by the Agency
  • Commented On Participation Notice: Public Notice - Public Comments Invited on a Summary of the Environmental Impact Statement
  • RE: Invitation to Comment on EIS Summary for Central Ridge Exploration Drilling Project
  • As discussed last week, attached are comments regarding the Central Ridge EIS. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Kind regards, Robyn Robyn Lee Petroleum Industry Liaison Fish, Food and Allied Workers (FFAW) Union <contact information removed>
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  • 1 Saturday, February 22, 2020 Central Ridge Exploration Drilling Project Impact Assessment Agency of Canada Newfoundland and Labrador Satellite Office John Cabot Building, 10 Barter's Hill, Suite 301 St. John's, NL A1C 6M1 Re: Central Ridge Exploration Drilling Project – Public Comments To Whom It May Concern, Please accept the Fish, Food and Allied Workers’ Union (FFAW-Unifor) comments on Equinor’s Central Ridge Exploration Drilling Project Abridged Environmental Impact Statement. FFAW-Unifor represents approximately 15,000 working women and men throughout Newfoundland and Labrador, most of whom are employed in the fishing industry. As an important part of the review of this program, FFAW-Unifor recently conducted eleven meetings throughout eastern Newfoundland to inform fish harvesters, in their home communities, about this proposed drilling program. The meetings served to further engage harvesters in discussion related ...

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Attachment Administrator on behalf of Miawpukek First Nation

2020-02-25 0:00
  • Reference Number 19
  • Commented During Project Phase: Review of the Environmental Impact Statement by the Agency
  • Commented On Participation Notice: Public Notice - Public Comments Invited on a Summary of the Environmental Impact Statement
  • Central Ridge EIS - 80175
  • Hello, I’m pleased to share the attached comments on the Central Ridge EIS on behalf of Miawpukek First Nation. If you have any questions, please contact myself and Ross Hinks. Kind regards,
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  • Newfoundland Central Ridge Exploration Drilling Project Comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement Prepared by Miawpukek First Nation and Shared Value Solutions February 21, 2020 MIAWPUKEK FIRST NATION | REVIEW REPORT AND COMMENTS ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT FOR THE CENTRAL RIDGE EXPLORATION PROJECT | i Contents 1.0 Introduction ...................................................................................................................................... 1 2.0 Miawpukek First Nation .................................................................................................................... 3 2.1 Historic Overview .......................................................................................................................... 3 2.2 Rights and Interests ...................................................................................................................... 5 3.0 Comments on the Project EIS ...

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Attachment Administrator on behalf of Mi'kmaq Rights Initiative

2020-02-25 0:00
  • Reference Number 21
  • Commented During Project Phase: Review of the Environmental Impact Statement by the Agency
  • Commented On Participation Notice: Public Notice - Public Comments Invited on a Summary of the Environmental Impact Statement
  • Central Ridge EIS Review
  • Hello,   Please see attached our review of the Central Ridge EIS and associated letter. Please let me know if you have any questions,     Wela’lin,   Derek
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  • REVIEW OF THE EQUINOR CANADA LTD CENTRAL RIDGE EXPLORATION DRILLING PROGRAM ABRIDGED EIS Prepared by Shelley Denny & Jennifer Sylliboy Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources 4102 Shore Road Eskasoni, NS B1W 1M4 www.uinr.ca February 21, 2020 1 Table of Contents 1.0 PROJECT DESCRIPTION SUMMARY ......................................................................................................... 2 2.0 METHODOLOGY ..................................................................................................................................... 2 2.1 SCOPE .......................................................................................................................................................... 2 2.2 INTERPRETIVE FRAMEWORK: TWO-EYED SEEING AND THE KNOWLEDGE SYSTEM APPROACH ...................................... 3 2.2.1 Two Eyed Seeing ...
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  • Page 1 of 2 February 25th , 2020 Robin Boychuk Senior Consultation Analyst – Atlantic Region Impact Assessment Agency of Canada 1801 Hollis Street, Suite 200 Halifax, NS B3J 3N4 robin.boychuk@canada.ca Re: Review of The Equinor Canada Ltd Central Ridge Exploration Drilling Project Environmental Impact Statement Ms. Boychuk, KMKNO has reviewed the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Central Ridge Exploration Drilling Project. I wish to provide you with our comments, concerns and recommendations. KMKNO has asked UINR to conduct a review of the draft EIS and we have submitted the UINR review to the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (IAAC). The Mi’kmaq are the holders of constitutionally protected Aboriginal and Treaty rights, which include the Aboriginal right to fish for food and the Treaty right to fish for a moderate livelihood. Any impacts to fish and fish habitat are impacts to Mi’kmaq rights. Therefore, it is our expectation that the ...

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Attachment Administrator on behalf of Natural Resources Canada

2020-02-21 0:00
  • Reference Number 38
  • RE: Request for Technical Review - Central Ridge Exploration Drilling Project
  • Good evening, Please see attached for NRCan`s technical review of the EIS for the central ridge exploration drilling project. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me Thanks and have a great night Maximilien Genest
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  • February 21, 2020 Leslie Kieley Project Manager Impact Assessment Agency of Canada - Newfoundland and Labrador office Leslie.kieley@canada.ca SENT BY EMAIL to: iaac.centralridge.aeic@canada.ca Leslie.kieley@canada.ca Subject: NRCan response – Request for Technical Review of the Central Ridge Exploration Drilling Project’s (the Project) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) On January 22, 2020 Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) received a request from the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (The Agency) to review the Environmental Impact Statement for the Central Ridge Exploration Drilling Project. NRCan has reviewed the information in the EIS relevant to our areas of expertise, which for this project are in marine geohazards, oil spill behaviour, and emissions from the storage and flaring of hydrocarbons NRCan is satisfied with the information provided in the EIS and does not have ...
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  • Table 1: Recommendations that NRCan suggests be incorporated into the EA Report for the Central Ridge Exploration Drilling Project EIS Section Context Comment Recommendations 2.5.3 Produced water within oil and gas reservoirs is often brackish and commonly contains chlorine salts such as sodium chloride (NaCl). Given the explicit reference made by the Proponent that produced water will be flared if formation flow testing with flare is employed, this provides some possibility of having chlorine in the flare stream. Chlorine is a necessary component for the formation of dioxins and furans, but their formation is also contingent upon other enabling conditions, and the presence of chlorine alone is not a guarantee of dioxin and furan formation. Dioxins and furans are chemicals that are identified as toxic under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA-1999), and are tracked under the National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI). ...

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Attachment Administrator on behalf of Mi'gmawe'l Tplu'taqnn Incorporated

2020-02-21 0:00
  • Reference Number 24
  • Commented During Project Phase: Review of the Environmental Impact Statement by the Agency
  • Commented On Participation Notice: Public Notice - Public Comments Invited on a Summary of the Environmental Impact Statement
  • Technical Review & Assessment of the Summary of the abridged Environmental Impact Statement for Equinor's Central Ridge Exploration Drilling Project
  • Hello, On behalf of Mi'gmawe'l Tplu'taqnn Incorporated, please find attached the Technical Review & Assessment of the Summary of the abridged Environmental Impact Statement for Equinor’s Central Ridge Exploration Drilling Project.   Thank you,   Marcy Cloud
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  • Rachel Speiran 226 706 8888 ext 120 rachel.speiran@sharedvaluesolutions.com sharedvaluesolutions.com 62 Baker Street Guelph Ontario Canada N1H 4G1 EQUINOR CANADA LTD CENTRAL RIDGE OFFSHORE EXPLORATION PROJECT: TECHNICAL REVIEW OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT Prepared for: Mi'gmawe'l Tplu'taqnn Incorporated February 14, 2020 MI’GMAWE’L TPLU’TAQNN INCORPORATED Equinor Central Ridge | Review of Environmental Impact Statement 2 Mi'gmawe'l Tplu'taqnn Incorporated Chief George Ginnish Chief Rebecca Knockwood 40 Micmac Rd Eel Ground New Brunswick February 14, 2020 Dear Chief George Ginnish and Chief Rebecca Knockwood: It is our pleasure to provide you with the technical review report on the Environmental Impact Statement for the Equinor Central Ridge Offshore Exploration Project. This review was completed by Allie Mayberry, MA, BSc; Lauren Jones, BSc; Chris Wagner, BSc; Levi Snook, BSc; Meaghan Langille, BSc; and Rachel Speiran, MA of ...
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  • Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn Incorporated 40 Micmac Road Phone: 506.627.4696 Eel Ground, NB E1V 4B1 Fax: 506.627.4605 February 21, 2020 VIAEMAIL: CEAA.CentralRidge.ACEE@canada.ca Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency 200 – 1801 Hollis Street Halifax NS B3J 3N4 Dear Sir/Madam, Re: Technical Review & Assessment of the Summary of the abridged Environmental Impact Statement for Equinor’s Central Ridge Exploration Drilling Project On behalf of Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn, we are responding to the Environmental Impact Statement for the above project, dated January 2020. Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn’s primary concern remains how the project impacts migratory species that are of great cultural significance to the Mi’gmaq, including salmon, swordfish, Bluefin tuna, Atlantic right whales, and migratory birds. Please find enclosed a report from Shared Value Solutions that we are submitting on behalf of Mi’gmawe’l ...

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Attachment Administrator on behalf of Fisheries and Oceans Canada - NL Region

2020-02-17 0:00
  • Reference Number 37
  • RE: Request for Technical Review - Central Ridge Exploration Drilling Project
  • Hi Leslie, As requested, we have reviewed the abridged Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Central Ridge Exploration Drilling Project to ensure the EIS is scientifically and technically accurate, to confirm that the proponent’s conclusions are supported by a defensible rationale, and to identify any areas that require clarification or additional work in relation to the assessment of environmental effects as defined in section 5 of CEAA 2012. We offer comments and suggestions for additional information required from the proponent in the attached Annex ...
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  • Annexes – Page 1/17 ANNEX 1: Advice to the Agency Table 1: Please use the table below to provide advice for the Agency’s consideration in its recommendation to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and preparation of draft conditions Questions Responses/Comments  Has the proponent described all project components and activities in sufficient detail to understand all relevant project-environment interactions? If not, identify what additional information is needed. Refer to Annex 2 (DFO-03, DFO-05, DFO-24, DFO-25).  Were the study areas sufficient to predict potential effects from all relevant project- environment interactions, and to consider the effects within a local and regional context?  Is the baseline information sufficient to characterize the existing environment, predict potential effects and obtain monitoring objectives? If not, identify what additional information is needed. Refer to Annex 2 (DFO-10, DFO-12, DFO-13, DFO-14, DFO-15, ...

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Attachment Administrator on behalf of Health Canada

2020-02-13 0:00
  • Reference Number 34
  • Health Canada's response to the Central Ridge Exploration Drilling Project Abridged Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Report Technical Review
  • Hi Leslie: Please find attached Health Canada’s technical review of the Central Ridge Exploration Drilling Project Abridged Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Report.  ___________________________________________________ Sara Rumbolt Environmental Assessment Specialist, Regulatory Operations and Enforcement Branch Health Canada / Government of Canada
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  • Sent by e-mail to: iaac.centralridge.aeic@canada.ca and leslie.kieley@canada.ca 1 Environmental Health Programs Regulatory Operations and Enforcement Branch 1505 Barrington Street, Suite 1625 Halifax, NS B3J 3Y6 February 13, 2020 Leslie Kieley Project Manager, Newfoundland and Labrador Satellite Office Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (IAAC) 301-10 Barters Hill St. John’s, NL A1C 6M1 Subject: Health Canada’s response to the Central Ridge Exploration Drilling Project Abridged Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Report Technical Review Dear Ms. Kieley: Health Canada (HC) is participating in the environmental assessment review of the Central Ridge Exploration Drilling Project as a Federal Authority under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (the Act). As requested on January 22, 2020, Health Canada has undertaken a technical review of the Central Ridge Exploration Drilling Project Abridged EIS related to HC’s following areas of ...

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