Eastern Newfoundland Offshore Exploration Drilling Project - Federal Funding Available

OTTAWA, Jan. 24, 2017 /CNW/ - 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 Eastern Newfoundland Offshore Exploration Drilling Project, located in the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 250 kilometres east of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.

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 February 23, 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 PFP.PAFP@ceaa-acee.gc.ca, or by calling 1-866-582-1884. The application form is available on the Agency's website.

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SOURCE Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

For further information: Media Relations: Nicolas Latourelle, Communications Advisor, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, 613-960-1519, Nicolas.Latourelle@ceaa-acee.gc.ca;

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