Public Notice
Jeanne D'Arc Basin Exploration Drilling Project — Public Comments Invited

November 25, 2019 — The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency) is conducting a federal environmental assessment for the Jeanne D'Arc Basin Exploration Drilling Project, proposed by Husky Oil Ltd. and ExxonMobil Canada Ltd., located approximately 350 kilometres offshore, east of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Agency invites the public and Indigenous groups to comment on the draft Environmental Assessment Report, which includes the Agency's conclusions and recommendations regarding the potential environmental effects of the project and their significance, the proposed mitigation measures, and the follow-up program.

The Agency also invites comments on the potential environmental assessment conditions for the project. Final conditions would become legally-binding on the proponents if the project is allowed to proceed.

Written comments in either official language will be accepted until January 3, 2020.

Comments can be submitted online by visiting the project home page on the Canadian Impact Assessment Registry (reference number 80130). All comments received will be published online as part of the project file.

To view the draft Environmental Assessment Report and potential conditions, visit the Agency's website at Printed copies are available upon request. More information on the project, the review process and alternative means of submitting comments is also available online.

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The Proposed Project

Husky Oil Operations Ltd. (Husky) and ExxonMobil Canada Ltd (ExxonMobil) are proposing to conduct an exploration drilling project within offshore exploration licences on the Grand Banks, located approximately 350 kilometres east of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, in the Atlantic Ocean. As proposed, the Jeanne D'Arc Basin Exploration Drilling Project would allow the proponents, over a nine-year period, to determine the presence, nature, and quantities of the potential hydrocarbon resource in exploration licences 1151A, 1151B, 1152 and 1155.

Note this project was formerly known as the Husky Energy Exploration Drilling Project.

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