Public Comments Invited and Federal Funding Available - Scotian Basin Exploration Drilling Project

OTTAWA, Sept. 16, 2015 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) commenced a federal environmental assessment for the proposed Scotian Basin Exploration Drilling Project, located approximately 230 to 370 kilometres off the southeast coast of Nova Scotia.

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.

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 October 16, 2015 to:

Scotian Basin Exploration Drilling Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
200-1801 Hollis Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3N4
Telephone: 902-426-0564
Fax: 902-426-6550

Federal Funding Available

The Agency is making available funding to support the participation of the public and Aboriginal groups in upcoming steps of the environmental assessment, which include reviewing and providing comments on the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), the draft Environmental Assessment Report, and on potential environmental assessment conditions.

Applications received by October 16, 2015 will be considered. To apply for funding, contact the Participant Funding Program by writing to, or by calling 1-866-582-1884.

Quick Facts

  • The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is seeking public comments on the draft EIS Guidelines for the proposed Scotian Basin Exploration Drilling Project.
  • Following this comment period, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency will finalize and issue the EIS Guidelines to the proponent.
  • Recipients and the amount of funding allocated will be announced at a later date.
  • The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency administers the federal environmental assessment process, which identifies the environmental effects of proposed projects and measures to address those effects, in support of sustainable development.
  • More information on this project is available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry website, reference number 80109.


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SOURCE Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

For further information: Maja Graham, Communications Advisor, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, 613-960-1519,; Follow us on Twitter: @CEAA_ACEE


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