The Canada- Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) is providing an opportunity for public input, specific to the areas included in Call for Bids NS18-3, through the submission of written comments. The deadline for the submission of public written comments is 4:00 p.m. Atlantic Time, February 8, 2019. Any comments that are received by the deadline will be made publicly available here. The CNSOPB will review written submissions, prior to considering the issuance of exploration licences.
Written comments should be sent to:
Call For Bids NS18-3
Director, Regulatory Affairs & Finance
Secretary of the Board
Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board
8th Floor, T.D. Centre
1791 Barrington Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Fax: (902) 422-1799
It should be noted that a Call for Bids and the issuance of an exploration licence is not an indicator that an application for activity has been submitted, and it does not guarantee an authorization to work in the offshore area. Project-specific Environmental Assessments must be completed for any proposed activities as part of an application to undertake work in the offshore area, and mitigation may be required. In addition, potential Operators must demonstrate to the satisfaction of the CNSOPB that they can operate safely and work proactively to prevent incidents.
For additional information, please review the relevant Strategic Environmental Assessments.