West Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Project — Commencement of Environmental Assessment

News release

December 20, 2018 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has commenced a federal environmental assessment for the proposed West Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Project, located 375 kilometres northeast of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, in the Atlantic Ocean.

Following a public comment period on the summary of the project description, the Agency has determined that an environmental assessment is required for the project. Information about what aspects of the environment may be affected by this project and what should be examined during the environmental assessment are detailed in the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Guidelines. The EIS Guidelines have been provided to the proponent, Chevron Canada Limited.

This project is one of seven exploration drilling projects in the Newfoundland and Labrador offshore area currently undergoing a federal environmental assessment.

An application period for participant funding and a future public comment period on the summary of the proponent's Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be announced at a later date.

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Marissa Harfouche
Communications Advisor
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
613-219-2789
Marissa.Harfouche@canada.ca

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