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Attachment Administrator on behalf of Kwilmu'kw Maw-klusuaqn Negotiation Office (KMKNO)

2019-12-10 0:00
  • Reference Number 38
  • Commented During Project Phase: Environmental Assessment Report
  • Commented On Participation Notice: Public Notice - Public Comments Invited on the Draft Environmental Assessment Report
  • Newfoundland Orphan Basin Exploration Drilling Project - Invitation to Comment - KMKNO
  • Please see attached a letter and a review for the Draft Environmental Assessment Report and potential conditions of the Newfoundland Orphan Basin Exploration Drilling Project.  
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  • Page 1 of 2 December 7, 2019 Kathryn MacCarthy Project Manager – Atlantic Regional Office Impact Assessment Agency of Canada 1801 Hollis Street, Suite 200 Halifax, NS B3J 3N4 Fax: 902-426-6550 Kathryn.MacCarthy@canada.ca Re: Review of the Draft Environmental Assessment Report and Potential Conditions for the Newfoundland Orphan Basin Exploration Drilling Project Ms. MacCarthy, KMKNO has reviewed the Draft Environmental Assessment Report and Potential Conditions for the Newfoundland Orphan Basin Exploration Drilling Project. I wish to provide you with our comments, concerns and recommendations. KMKNO has contracted AECOM to conduct a review of the draft EA report and potential conditions and we have submitted the report to the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (IAAC). The Mi’kmaq are the holders of constitutionally protected Aboriginal and treaty rights, which include the Aboriginal right to fish for food and the treaty right to fish ...

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Attachment Administrator on behalf of Nunatsiavut Government

2019-12-10 0:00
  • Reference Number 42
  • Commented During Project Phase: Environmental Assessment Report
  • Commented On Participation Notice: Public Notice - Public Comments Invited on the Draft Environmental Assessment Report
  • Comments on Draft Environmental Assessment Report and Potential Federal Environmental Assessment Conditions for the Newfoundland Orphan Basin Exploration Drilling Project
  • Please accept Nunatsiavut Governments comments on Draft Environmental Assessment Report and Potential Federal Environmental Assessment Conditions for the Newfoundland Orphan Basin Exploration Drilling Project.
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  • Kathryn MacCarthy Project Manager, Atlantic Region Impact Assessment Agency of Canada 200-1801 Hollis Street Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3N4 Telephone: 902-426-0564 Email: CEAA.OrphanBasin-BassinOrphan.ACEE@ceaa-acee.gc.ca December 10, 2019 Subject: Comments on Draft Environmental Assessment Report and Potential Federal Environmental Assessment Conditions for the Newfoundland Orphan Basin Exploration Drilling Project Dear Ms. MacCarthy, This letter is a response to the request for comments on the Draft Environmental Assessment Report and Potential Federal Environmental Assessment Conditions for the Newfoundland Orphan Basin Exploration Drilling Project submitted by BP. The Nunatsiavut Government previously provided comments on this project description. The comments centered around the potential impacts of the project on three Nunatsiavut commercial fishing enterprises (Federal Licenses) in NAFO areas 2GHJ3KL and potential ...

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Attachment Administrator on behalf of Northern Peninsula (Mekap'sk) Mekap'sk Mi'kmaq Band's

2019-12-6 0:00
  • Reference Number 32
  • Commented During Project Phase: Environmental Assessment Report
  • Commented On Participation Notice: Public Notice - Public Comments Invited on the Draft Environmental Assessment Report
  • Mekap'sk Mi'kmaq Band Comments: Orphan Basin EA Report & Conditions
  • To the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada: Please find attached, the Northern Peninsula (Mekap’sk) Mekap’sk Mi’kmaq Band’s Comments on the Draft Environmental Assessment Report and Potential Conditions for the Proposed Newfoundland Orphan Basin Exploration Drilling Project. Thank you, Rachel Speiran
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  • December 6, 2019 Attention: Kathryn MacCarthy, Impact Assessment Agency of Canada, IAAC.OrphanBasin- BassinOrphan.AEIC@canada.ca Mike Atkinson, Impact Assessment Agency of Canada, mike.atkinson@canada.ca Anita Perry, BP Canada, anita.perry@bp.com Heather Giddens, BP Canada, heather.giddens@bp.com Jay Hartling, BP Canada, jay.hartling@gmail.com Re: Mekap’sk Mi’kmaq Band Comments on the Draft Environmental Assessment Report and Potential Conditions for the Proposed Newfoundland Orphan Basin Exploration Drilling Project Preamble The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency; IAAC; formerly IAAC) has initiated a public comment period on the Draft Environmental Assessment Report (the EA Report) and Potential Conditions for the BP Canada Energy Group ULC (“the Proponent) Newfoundland Orphan Basin Exploration Drilling Project (“the Project”). The Northern Peninsula (Mekap’sk) Mi’kmaq Band is committed to representing the approximately 1,200 Mi’kmaq ...

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Attachment Administrator on behalf of Conseil des Innus d'Ekuanitshit

2019-12-6 0:00
  • Reference Number 35
  • Commented During Project Phase: Environmental Assessment Report
  • Commented On Participation Notice: Public Notice - Public Comments Invited on the Draft Environmental Assessment Report
  • Rapport provisoire d'évaluation environnementale de l'évaluation environnementale du projet de forage exploratoire dans le bassin Orphan de Terre-Neuve - BP Canada Energy Group ULC - Réponse et commentaires des Innu de Ekuanitshit ; N/d 7550-036
  • Veuillez trouver ci-joint une lettre de ce jour avec sa pièce jointe, concernant le sujet mentionné en rubrique, que nous vous transmettons au nom de notre client le Conseil des Innus d’Ekuanitshit, représenté par son Chef, M. Jean-Charles Piétacho.
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  • Conseil des Innu de Ekuanitshit 35, rue Manitou Ekuanitshit (Québec) G0G 1V0 Tél. : (418) 949-2234 fax : (418) 949-2085 Le 6 décembre 2019 PAR COURRIEL : iaac.orphanbasin-bassinorphan.aeic@canada.ca Projet de forage exploratoire dans le bassin Orphan de Terre-Neuve Agence d’évaluation d’impact du Canada 200-1801 rue Hollis Halifax, Nouvelle-Écosse B3J 3N4 Objet : Rapport provisoire d’évaluation environnementale et conditions fédérales potentielles de l’évaluation environnementale du projet de forage exploratoire dans le bassin Orphan de Terre-Neuve – BP Canada Energy Group ULC Réponse et commentaires des Innu de Ekuanitshit Madame MacCarthy, La présente fait suite à votre courriel du 6 novembre 2019, par lequel vous nous demandiez de fournir nos commentaires à l’égard du Rapport provisoire et des conditions fédérales potentielles mentionnés en rubrique, et ce, d’ici le 6 décembre 2019. Nous soulignons que nos ressources sont limitées et que le grand ...

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Attachment Administrator on behalf of Marcy Cloud

2019-12-6 0:00
  • Reference Number 48
  • Commented During Project Phase: Environmental Assessment Decision
  • Commented On Participation Notice: Public Notice - Public Comments Invited on a Summary of the Environmental Impact Statement
  • BP Orphan Basin Draft Environmental Assessment Report and Potential Conditions Technical Review
  • Please find attached Mi'gmawe'l Tplu'taqnn Inc.'s Cover Letter and Technical Review of the Draft Environmental Assessment Report and Potential Conditions for BP's Orphan Basin Exploration Drilling Project.
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  • s h a r e d v a l u e s o l u t i o n s . c o m BP Canada Energy Group ULC Newfoundland Orphan Basin Exploration Drilling Project Review of Draft Environmental Assessment and Draft Potential Conditions Prepared for: Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn Incorporated Rachel Speiran, M.A. Project Director (226) 706-8888 ext. 120 rachel.speiran@sharedvaluesolutions.com 62 Baker Street Guelph, ON, Canada N1H 4G1 Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn Incorporated Chief George Ginnish Chief Rebecca Knockwood 38 Micmac Road Eel Ground, NB E1V 4A7 December 2, 2019 Dear Chief George Ginnish and Chief Rebecca Knockwood: It is our pleasure to provide you with the review of the Draft Environmental Assessment Report for the BP Canada Energy Group ULC Newfoundland Orphan Basin Exploration Drilling Project. This review was completed by Rachel Speiran, MA; Allie Mayberry, BSc, MA, Levi Snook, BSc, and Meaghan Langille, BSc; EPt, of Shared Value Solutions Ltd. We look forward ...
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  • Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn Incorporated 40 Micmac Road Phone: 506.627.4696 Eel Ground, NB E1V 4B1 Fax: 506.627.4605 December 6, 2019 VIAEMAIL: iaac.orphanbasin-bassinorphan.aeic@canada.ca Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency 200 – 1801 Hollis Street Halifax NS B3J 3N4 Dear Sir/Madam, Re: Technical Review & Assessment of the Draft Environmental Assessment Report and potential EA conditions for BP’s Orphan Basin Exploration Drilling Project On behalf of Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn, we are responding to the Draft Environmental Assessment Report for the above project, dated September 2019. Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn’s primary concern remains how the projects impact migratory species that are of great cultural significance to the Mi’gmaq, including salmon, swordfish, Bluefin tuna, Atlantic right whales, and migratory birds. Please find enclosed a report from Shared Value Solutions that we are submitting on ...

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Attachment Administrator on behalf of Noia (Newfoundland & Labrador Oil & Gas Industries Association)

2019-12-6 0:00
  • Reference Number 33
  • Commented During Project Phase: Environmental Assessment Report
  • Commented On Participation Notice: Public Notice - Public Comments Invited on the Draft Environmental Assessment Report
  • Noia Submission
  • Good Afternoon: Please find attached Noia’s submission regarding the Draft Environmental Assessment Report for the Newfoundland Orphan Basin Exploration Drilling Project (Reference # 80147). Thank you, Ken
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  • Newfoundland & Labrador Oil & Gas Industries Association Box 44, Suite 606, Atlantic Place, 215 Water Street, St. John’s, NL, Canada A1C 6C9 T: 709-758-6610 F: 709-758-6611 www.noia.ca @NoiaNL Noia Submission to the Impact Assessment Agency Re: Draft Environmental Assessment Report for the Newfoundland Orphan Basin Exploration Drilling Project (Reference # 80147) December 2019 The Newfoundland and Labrador Oil and Gas Industries Association (Noia) was founded in 1977 to represent the supply and service sector of the offshore oil and gas industry. Today Noia represents over 500 member organizations worldwide which are involved in, or benefit from, the oil and gas industry of Newfoundland and Labrador. Noia members are a diverse representation of businesses that range from offshore supply boats and helicopters to health and safety equipment and training, engineering solutions and fabricators to local bakeries. Noia is pleased to have the ...

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Attachment Administrator on behalf of BP Canada Energy Group ULC

2019-12-2 0:00
  • Reference Number 31
  • Commented During Project Phase: Environmental Assessment Report
  • Commented On Participation Notice: Public Notice - Public Comments Invited on the Draft Environmental Assessment Report
  • BP Comments on Draft EA Report and Proposed Conditions
  • Thanks very much for the opportunity to comment on the draft EA Report and proposed conditions for the NL Orphan Basin Exploration Drilling Project. Please see the attached submission from BP Canada Energy Group ULC and let us know if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks Heather Heather Giddens Environmental Impact Advisor BP Canada Energy Group ULC (587) 880-0781 | Email: heather.giddens@bp.com (mailto:heather.giddens@bp.com)
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  • BP Canada Energy Group ULC 240-4th Avenue SW Calgary, AB T2P 4H4 Canada Phone: (403) 233-1509 Email: john.drinkwater@bp.com December 2, 2019 Kathryn MacCarthy Project Manager, Atlantic Regional Office Impact Assessment Agency of Canada 200-1801 Hollis Street Halifax, NS B3J 3N4 Dear Ms. MacCarthy, As the proponent for the Newfoundland Orphan Basin Exploration Drilling Program, BP Canada Energy Group ULC (BP) appreciates the opportunity to review and comment on the Newfoundland Orphan Basin Exploration Drilling Project Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) Report and associated Potential Conditions under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012. In general, the draft Environmental Assessment Report is an accurate representation of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and the EA review process to date. However, we would like to take this opportunity to propose some corrections and clarifications on the report as presented in Table 1. Table 1 Proposed ...

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