The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) has issued a Call for Nominations (Areas of Interest) NL22-CFN01 – Eastern Newfoundland. This Call for Nominations will assist the C-NLOPB in selecting a sector for introduction into the scheduled land tenure system.
Offshore safety and environmental protection are paramount in all Board decisions. The C-NLOPB supports meaningful action against climate change as well as the protection of environmentally significant and sensitive areas, and will continue to work closely with governments and others in this regard. Any emissions-related considerations will be assessed as part of the regulatory review process when companies propose specific plans.
The Eastern Newfoundland land tenure 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 continue to engage with fisheries stakeholders and Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) throughout the land tenure process.
Nomination submissions or comments regarding this current Call for Nominations (Areas of Interest) are due by 4:00 p.m. NST on March 9, 2022. The approximate timing for subsequent announcements for Eastern Newfoundland is as follows:
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 accepted in electronic format. All submissions should be clearly labeled and submitted by the above-noted deadline. Email submissions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Stephanie Johnson, P.Geo
Director, Offshore and Information Resources
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