Environmental Documents Available For Public Comment

As part of its responsibilities under the Accord Acts for environmental protection, the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board’s (C-NLOPB) assesses the potential of environmental effects of petroleum related work or activity proposed for the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador offshore area (Offshore Area). Environmental Assessments (EAs) are completed during the application for approval to conduct exploration or development programs, and are managed by either the C-NLOPB or the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (IAAC). Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEAs), led by the C-NLOPB, are broad-scale EAs prepared to inform the land tenure process.

EAs and their associated documentation are available here. SEAs and their associated documentation are available here. A number of the documents prepared under the EA or SEA process are available for a public review period and are listed below when available. Written comments on documents associated with C-NLOPB led EAs or SEAs will be accepted until the date specified. Comments can be submitted to the address below or via email to information@cnlopb.ca.

Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board
Suite 101, TD Place
140 Water Street
St. John’s, NL
A1C 6H6
c/o Environmental Analyst

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Designated Projects or Regional Assessments for activities in the Offshore Area are completed under the Impact Assessment Act 2019, and managed by the IAAC. Comments on Designated Projects should be sent to the IAAC. Details on these projects may be found here: https://iaac-aeic.gc.ca/050/evaluations/?culture=en-CA.

The following projects are now open for public comment:

OperatorProjectDocumentDeadline
Equinor Canada Ltd.Bay du NordEIS SummarySeptember 13, 2020