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Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Project — Public Comments Invited

August 19, 2016 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Project, located approximately 480 kilometres east of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, in an area known as the Flemish Pass, in the Atlantic Ocean.

To help inform this decision, the Agency is seeking comments from the public on the project and its potential effects on the environment, as described in the summary of the project description. All comments received will be considered public.

Written comments must be submitted by September 8, 2016 to:

Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
200-1801 Hollis Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3N4
Telephone: 902-426-0564
Email: CEAA.FlemishPass-PasseFlamande.ACEE@ceaa-acee.gc.ca

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

To view the summary of the project description or for more information, visit the Agency's website (Registry reference number 80129).

The Proposed Project

Statoil Canada Ltd. (Statoil) is proposing to conduct an exploration drilling project within offshore Exploration Licenses located in the Flemish Pass Basin, approximately 480 kilometres east of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. The project would take place over a 10-year period, commencing in 2018 and would allow Statoil to determine the presence, nature and quantities of the potential hydrocarbon resource.

The drilling would be in areas within six exploration licences currently held by Statoil and its partners; however, should additional exploration licences be acquired by Statoil as a result of the 2016 Call for Bids processes (NL16-CFB01 and NL16-CFB02) being conducted by the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board, these may be incorporated into the environmental assessment should the Agency determine that one is required.

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