Husky Energy Exploration Drilling Project: Public Comments Invited
OREANDA-NEWS. September 22, 2016. The deadline to submit written comments has been extended from October 3 to October 6, 2016. The Agency is aware that some members of the public may not have been able to access the Registry Internet site due to a technical issue that occurred between September 16 - 18, 2016. The issue is now resolved. As a result, the Agency has extended the deadline for the submission of public comments to October 6, 2016.
September 13, 2016 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed Husky Energy Exploration Drilling Project, located approximately 350 kilometres east of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, in areas known as the Jeanne d'Arc Basin and the Flemish Pass Basin, in the Atlantic Ocean.
To help inform this decision, the Agency is seeking comments from the public 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.
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 project.