Public Notice
Bay du Nord Development Project - Public Comments Invited

June 25, 2018 – The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed Bay du Nord Development Project, located east of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, in the Atlantic Ocean.

To help inform this decision, the Agency is seeking comments from the public and Indigenous groups on the project and its potential effects on the environment, as described in the summary of the project description.

All comments received will be considered public. Written comments in either official language must be submitted by July 16, 2018 to:

Bay du Nord Development Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
200-1801 Hollis Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3N4
Telephone: 902-426-0564

Map depicting the location of the project, as described in the current document.

To view a summary of the project description or for more information, visit the Agency's website at (Registry reference number 80154). Printed copies are available upon request.

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The Proposed Project

Equinor (formerly Statoil Canada Ltd.), in partnership with Husky Oil Operations Limited, is proposing to install and operate a floating offshore oil and gas production facility in the Flemish Pass, approximately 450 kilometres east of St. John's, Newfoundland, in the Atlantic Ocean. As proposed, the Bay du Nord Development Project would consist of the offshore construction, installation, hook-up and commissioning, drilling and life of field well support, operations and maintenance, and decommissioning of an oil and gas production installation. The project would be in operation for approximately 30 years, with the potential for additional wells and tie-backs to the production facility.

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