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Scotian Basin Exploration Drilling Project — Public Comments Invited

August 19, 2015 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is seeking public comments on a project description for the proposed Scotian Basin Exploration Drilling Project, located approximately 230 to 370 kilometres off the southeast coast of Nova Scotia.

As the first step in the process, this comment period will help inform the Agency's environmental assessment approach and identify potential effects that the project may have on the environment.

Written comments must be submitted by September 8, 2015 to:

Scotian Basin Exploration Drilling Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
200-1801 Hollis Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3N4
Telephone: 902-426-0564
Fax: 902-426-6550
CEAA.Scotian.ACEE@ceaa-acee.gc.ca

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

To view a summary of the project description or for more information on the project and on the environmental assessment process, visit the Agency's website (Registry reference number 80109). All comments received will be considered public.

When it is decided that a federal environmental assessment is required for a project, the public has three more opportunities to provide comments throughout the process.

Projects subject to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 are assessed using a science-based approach and benefit from several public and Aboriginal consultation opportunities.

The Proposed Project

BP Canada Energy Group ULC is proposing to conduct an exploration drilling program approximately 230 to 370 kilometres off the southeast coast of Nova Scotia, consisting of up to seven exploration wells within Exploration Licenses 2431, 2432, 2433, and 2434. It will take place over a three year period starting in 2017 pending required approvals. Specific drilling locations will be determined using seismic data gathered as part of BP's 3D seismic exploration program conducted in 2014.

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