Eastern Newfoundland Offshore Exploration Drilling Project - Public Comments Invited

OTTAWA, Nov. 14, 2016 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has commenced a federal environmental assessment for the proposed Eastern Newfoundland Offshore Exploration Drilling Project, located in the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 250 kilometres east of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Agency invites the public to comment on which aspects of the environment may be affected by this project and what should be examined during the environmental assessment, as detailed in the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Guidelines. Comments received will be taken into consideration in finalizing the EIS Guidelines before issuing them to the proponent.

This is the second 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 14, 2016 to:

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

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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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