OTTAWA, April 25, 2017 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed Nexen Energy ULC Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Project, located over 400 kilometres east of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, in an area known as the Flemish Pass in the Atlantic Ocean.
To help inform this decision, the Agency is seeking comments from the public and Indigenous groups on the project and its potential effects on the environment, as described in the summary of the project description. All comments received will be considered public. For information on the Agency's privacy policies, consult the Privacy Notice on our web site.
As a next step, the Agency will post a decision on its website stating whether an environmental assessment is required. If one is required, the public will have three more opportunities to comment on the environmental assessment of the project.
Written comments must be submitted by May 15, 2017 to:
Nexen Energy ULC Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
200 -1801 Hollis Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3N4
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SOURCE Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
For further information: Josée Legaré, Communications Advisor, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, 613-960-1519, Josee.Legare@ceaa-acee.gc.ca