The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) has issued a Call for Nominations (Parcels) NL22-CFN02 in the Jeanne d’Arc Region. The petroleum industry response to the Call for Nominations will help to inform the C-NLOPB’s decision on whether to proceed with a Call for Bids in the Jeanne d’Arc Region in 2023 and if so, which parcels would be offered.
The C-NLOPB recognizes that the Jeanne d’Arc Region includes a number of important areas for fish harvesters who fish crab and other species. The C-NLOPB fully appreciates the importance of both the fisheries and petroleum sectors and will also continue to engage with fisheries stakeholders, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), other federal and provincial agencies and other stakeholders throughout the land tenure process.
If it proceeds, a Call for Bids in the Jeanne d’Arc Region would be announced in Spring 2023 and close in November 2023, pending Board approval and ratification by the federal and provincial Ministers. Any successful bidders would be awarded licences in early 2024.
Offshore safety and environmental protection are paramount in all Board decisions. The C-NLOPB supports action by the federal and provincial governments to address climate change and protect notable marine areas, working closely with governments and others in this regard. Emissions-related considerations will be assessed as part of the regulatory review process should companies propose specific plans.
For any lands entirely or partially beyond Canada’s 200 nautical mile zone, additional terms and conditions may be applied (e.g., through legislation, regulations, amendments to licences or otherwise) to any resulting licence from a Call for Bids in order to meet obligations arising pursuant to article 82 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.
Nomination submissions or comments regarding the Call for Nominations are acceptable in paper or electronic format. All submissions should be clearly labeled and submitted on or before November 9, 2022. Email submissions can be sent to email@example.com.
Further detailed information about Scheduled Land Tenure is available here.
Any parties interested in receiving email notifications on Scheduled Land Tenure related announcements can contact Shannon Bulger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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