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Scotian Basin Exploration Drilling Project — Public Comments Invited

November 8, 2016 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is conducting a federal environmental assessment of the proposed Scotian Basin Exploration Drilling Project, located off the southeast coast of Nova Scotia.

The Agency invites the public to comment on the potential environmental effects of the project and the proposed measures to prevent or mitigate those effects as described in a summary of the proponent's Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

This is the third of four opportunities for the public to comment on this project. All comments received will be considered public.

Written comments must be submitted by December 9, 2016 to:

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

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

To view the summary of the EIS or for more information, visit the Agency's website (Registry reference number 80109). Printed copies are available upon request.

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 would take place over a three year period starting in 2018 pending required approvals. Specific drilling locations would be determined using seismic data gathered as part of BP's 3D seismic exploration program conducted in 2014.

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