Written Comments

Below is a list of written submissions received for public posting by the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) in regards to Call for Bids NS17-1. Written submissions were due by 4pm on September 25, 2017.

Written Submissions

Kwilmu’kw Maw-klusuaqn Negotiation Office (KMKNO)
Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn (MTI)
North-Eastern Nova Scotia (N-ENS) Snow Crab Association
CNSOPB Call for Bids NS17-1 Stakeholder Engagement Report

The CNSOPB has provided an opportunity for public input, specific to the areas included in Call for Bids NS17-1, through the submission of written comments.

Comments received have been made publicly available here. The CNSOPB will review submissions, prior to considering the issuance of exploration licences.

It should be noted that a Call for Bids and the possible 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 Assessment:

Strategic Environmental Assessment for Sydney Basin and Orpheus Graben Areas

Call For Bids NS17-1

Christine Bonnell-Eisnor
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
B3J 3K9
Fax: (902) 422-1799