Public Notice
Nexen Energy ULC Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Project — Federal Funding Available

July 26, 2017 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is making funding available through its Participant Funding Program to assist the participation of the public and Indigenous groups in the federal environmental assessment of the proposed Nexen Energy ULC Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Project, located over 400 kilometres east of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, in an area known as the Flemish Pass, in the Atlantic Ocean.

Funding is available for eligible individuals and groups to assist their participation in upcoming steps of the environmental assessment, which include reviewing and providing comments on the Environmental Impact Statement or on the summary thereof, the draft Environmental Assessment Report, and the potential environmental assessment conditions.

Applications received by August 25, 2017 will be considered. Recipients and the amount of funding allocated will be announced at a later date.

To apply for funding, contact the Participant Funding Program by writing to, or by calling 1-866-582-1884. The application form is available on the Agency's website under Public Participation.

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

More information on this project is available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry website, reference number 80117.

The Proposed Project

Nexen Energy ULC (Nexen) is proposing to conduct an exploration drilling project within two offshore Exploration Licences located in the Flemish Pass Basin, over 400 kilometres east of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. The project would take place over an 11-year period, commencing in 2018 and would allow for Nexen to determine the presence, nature and quantities of potential hydrocarbon resources.

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