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Scotian Basin Exploration Drilling Project — Public Comments Invited

August 19, 2015 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

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.

All comments received will be considered public. 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

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.

Quick Facts

  • 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.
  • The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is seeking public comments on the summary of the project description.
  • The Agency administers the federal environmental assessment process, which identifies the environmental effects of proposed projects and measures to address those effects, in support of sustainable development.

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Contact

Maja Graham
Communications Advisor
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
613-960-1519
maja.graham@ceaa-acee.gc.ca

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