From the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency to CNOOC Petroleum North America ULC re: Conformity of Responses to Round 2 Information Requirements (see reference document #25)

Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Suite 200
1801 Hollis Street
Halifax NS B3J 3N4

Agence canadienne d'évaluation environnementale
Bureau 200
1801 rue Hollis
Halifax,  B3J 3N4

June 11, 2019

Sent by E-mail

Russell Morrison
Senior Environment and Regulatory Advisor
CNOOC Petroleum North America ULC
Suite 2300, 500 Centre Street, SE
Calgary, AB T2G 1A6

Dear Mr. Morrison:

SUBJECT: Outcome of Conformity Review of Responses to Round II Information Requirements (IRs) for the proposed CNOOC International Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Project

On May 24, 2019, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) received responses from CNOOC Petroleum North America ULC (CNOOC) to all the Round II Information Requirements (IRs) sent to CNOOC by the Agency on April 16, 2019. The Agency has determined that the IR responses are sufficient to proceed to technical review. The Agency will now review the IR responses and will seek input from government expert departments and Indigenous groups. Further information may be requested following the technical review of the responses.

The timeline for the environmental assessment resumed as of June 9, 2019. For further information, please consult the Agency document Information Requests and Timelines
This letter and CNOOC's Round II IR responses will be made public on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry (CEAR) Internet site:

The Agency would be available to further discuss the information requirements, if necessary. Please contact me at 902-426-4951 or via email at


<Original signed by>

Joseph Vigder
Project Manager – Atlantic Region
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

cc: Mark White, CNOOC International
Todd Hartlaub, CNOOC International
Jill Hager, CNOOC International
Darren Hicks, Canada-Newfoundland Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board
Elizabeth Young, Canada-Newfoundland Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board
Bret Pilgrim, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Glenn Troke, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Jason Flanagan, Transport Canada
Maximilien Genest, Natural Resources Canada
Rick O'Leary, Health Canada
Vanessa Rodrigues, Parks Canada
Carla Stevens, Major Projects Management Office
Carol Lee Giffin, Department of National Defense

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