Newfoundland Orphan Basin Exploration Drilling Project — Participant Funding Allocated

News release

August 10, 2018 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has allocated $253,700 in federal funds to 15 recipients to assist their participation in the environmental assessment of the proposed Newfoundland Orphan Basin Exploration Drilling Project, located approximately 350 kilometres east of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador in the Atlantic Ocean.

The funding was made available through the Agency's Participant Funding Program. It will assist the participation of the public and Indigenous groups 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.

For more information on the project and the federal environmental assessment process, please visit the Agency's website at (Registry reference number 80147).

Details of Funding Allocation for the Project
Recipients Allocation
Conseil de la Première Nation des Innus de Nutashkuan $12,300
Corporation Ka Tshishpeuatak, on behalf of the Conseil des Innu de Ekuanitshit $12,300
Elsipogtog First Nation $12,300
Fish, Food and Allied Workers (FFAW) Union $11,970
Kwilmu'kw Maw-Klusuaqn Negotiation Office $38,985
Miawpukek First Nation $12,300
Mi'gmawei Mawiomi Secretariat $18,230
Mi'gmawe'l Tplu'taqnn Incorporated $33,055
Mildred Lavers, on behalf of Northern Peninsula (Mekap'sk) Mi'kmaq Band $12,300
NunatuKavut Community Council $18,650
Qalipu First Nation $10,450
Sipekne'katik $12,300
William A. Montevecchi $12,100
Wolastoqey Nation in New Brunswick $24,160
Woodstock First Nation $12,300
Total $253,700


Alison Reilander
Communications Advisor
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

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