News Releases 2022

C-NLOPB Issues Call for Nominations for Areas of Interest (Eastern Newfoundland)

For Immediate Release
January 14, 2022

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:

  • Sector identification scheduled for April 2022
  • Call for Nominations (Parcels) scheduled to open August 2023 and close November 2023
  • Call for Bids (pending Board approval and ratification by federal and provincial Ministers) scheduled to open March/April 2024 and close November 2024

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 information@cnlopb.ca.

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 sbulger@cnlopb.ca.

 

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

Stakeholder Contact:
Stephanie Johnson, P.Geo
Director, Offshore and Information Resources
(709) 778-4246
sjohnson@cnlopb.ca


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2022, Jun 24C-NLOPB Announces Update of Reserve Estimate for the Hibernia Field
2022, May 16C-NLOPB Identifies New Sector for Scheduled Land Tenure in the Eastern Newfoundland Region
2022, May 11C-NLOPB Announces 2022 Calls for Bids in the Eastern Newfoundland and South Eastern Newfoundland Regions
2022, Apr 26C-NLOPB Announces Update of Reserve Estimate for the North Amethyst Field
2022, Apr 8C-NLOPB Issues Administrative Monetary Penalty to Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd. in Response to August 2019 Spill
2022, Apr 8C-NLOPB Rescinds Order Respecting Essential Employees
2022, Mar 28Bilingual Services now available at the C-NLOPB, including new French website
2022, Feb 14C-NLOPB Reflects on the 40th Anniversary of the Ocean Ranger Disaster
2022, Jan 14C-NLOPB Issues Call for Nominations for Areas of Interest (Eastern Newfoundland)