Public Consultation

Public Comments on Draft Labrador Shelf Offshore Area Strategic Environmental Assessment Update Report

 

The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) is inviting Newfoundland and Labrador Indigenous Groups, the public and stakeholders to comment on the draft Labrador Shelf Offshore Area Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Update, prepared by Aivek Stantec Limited Partnership.

A SEA Update examines the potential environmental effects which may be associated with a plan, program or policy proposal and allows for the incorporation of environmental considerations at the earliest stages of program planning. A SEA Update involves a broader-scale environmental assessment that considers the larger ecological setting and engagement with a wide array of stakeholders.

The C-NLOPB is undertaking the update with the assistance of a Working Group co-chaired by the C-NLOPB and the Nunatsiavut Government, with members from federal and provincial government agencies, oil and gas and fishing industries and Indigenous Groups. A summary of the draft SEA Update has been developed and is available on the C-NLOPB’s website in English, Inuttitut, and Innu-aimun.

Written comments on the draft Labrador Shelf Offshore Area SEA Update will be accepted until noon on Wednesday, September 1, 2021. Comments must be sent to the address below or via email to information@cnlopb.ca.

Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board
The Tower Corporate Campus-West Campus Hall, Suite 7100
240 Waterford Bridge Road
St. John’s, NL
A1E 1E2

Comments will be posted to the C-NLOPB website in the official language in which they are provided. The Board reserves the right to withhold from publication, comments that are deemed to be spam or unrelated to the Labrador Shelf Offshore Area SEA Update.

Virtual Information Sessions

As part of the public review process, the C-NLOPB will also be hosting two virtual Information Sessions. One session is exclusive to Newfoundland and Labrador Indigenous Groups and one session is open to the public and stakeholders. These sessions are as follows:

Newfoundland and Labrador Indigenous Groups Information Session
Wednesday, August 18 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. NDT (1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ADT).

Public and Stakeholders Information Session
Thursday, August 19 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. NDT (1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ADT).

These sessions will highlight the key preliminary results of the draft SEA Update and provide information on the progress of the SEA Update process and next steps. Input and comments from Indigenous Groups, the public and stakeholders will also be accepted during these sessions.

To register, please email Labshelfseainfo@stantec.com by August 16, 2021.

Questions on the public review and virtual information sessions can be sent to information@cnlopb.ca.

Media Contact

Lesley Rideout
Communications Lead
(709) 725-2900
lrideout@cnlopb.ca