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Attachment Administrator on behalf of NunatuKavut Community Council

2020-11-30 0:00
  • Reference Number 78
  • Commented During Project Phase: Environmental Assessment Report
  • Commented On Participation Notice: Public Notice - Public Comments Invited on the Draft Environmental Assessment Report
  • NunatuKavut Community Council comments on Central Ridge, BHP Canada and West Flemish Pass Draft EA Reports
  • Dear NL Offshore Projects Staff,   Per prior communications with Susie Addison, attached are NCC's complete comments on the Draft EAs and Potential Conditions for the three projects indicated. We greatly appreciate the added flexibility in light of health issues and the COVID-19 pandemic.   Please note that the two sections on Potential Conditions (parts V and VII) are unchanged from the text previously sent (which dealt only with potential conditions). In other words, staff has already seen NCC's input on Potential Conditions.   Please further note that for the input dealing specifically with the Draft EA Reports, the summary of our Key ...
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  • Comments on the DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT REPORTS and POTENTIAL CONDITIONS UNDER THE CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT ACT, 2012 for the BHP CANADA, CENTRAL RIDGE, and WEST FLEMIST PASS EXPLORATION DRILLING PROJECTS November 2020 By the NunatuKavut Community Council 200 Kelland Drive, PO Box 460, Stn. C Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL A0P1C0 http://www.nunatukavut.ca http://www.nunatukavut.ca/ http://www.nunatukavut.ca/ 2 TABLE OF CONTENTS I. INTRODUCTION – p. 3 II. CONTEXT FOR NCC’S COMMENTS ON THE DRAFT EA REPORTS AND POTENTIAL CONDITIONS – p. 3 III. ORGANIZATION OF THESE COMMENTS – p. 4 IV. KEY CONCERNS RELATING TO THE DRAFT EA REPORTS – p. 4 V. KEY CONCERNS RELATING TO THE POTENTIAL CONDITIONS – p. 7 VI. SPECIFIC COMMENTS ON THE DRAFT EA REPORTS – p. 8 VII. SPECIFIC COMMENTS ON POTENTIAL CONDITIONS – p. 22 VIII. CONCLUSION – p. 27 APPENDIX - p. 28 ...

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Attachment Elizabeth Zwamborn

2020-10-30 17:58
  • Reference Number 62
  • Commented On Participation Notice: Public Notice - Public Comments Invited on the Draft Environmental Assessment Report
  • West Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Project Comments from the Balaena Institute for Cetacean Conservation Studies (BICCS) and Colleagues
  • We are writing to express concerns regarding the conclusions on the potential impacts of underwater noise emissions associated with the West Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Project on marine mammals presented in the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) Report. Our major concerns are as follows: Mitigation measures are too focused around vertical seismic profiling (VSP) operations and auditory injuries. The Impact Assessment Agency (Agency) minimizes the actual duration of proposed operations and potential spatio-temporal overlap with other concurrent projects.   The Agency fails to consider the impacts of anticipated drilling-noise ...
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  • We are writing to express concerns regarding the conclusions on the potential impacts of underwater noise emissions associated with the West Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Project on marine mammals presented in the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) Report. Our major concerns are as follows and discussed in more detail below. We conclude with some recommendations on how to address the identified shortcomings. 1. Mitigation measures are too focused around vertical seismic profiling (VSP) operations and auditory injuries. 2. The Impact Assessment Agency (Agency) minimizes the actual duration of proposed operations and potential spatio-temporal overlap with other concurrent projects. 3. The Agency fails to consider the impacts of anticipated drilling-noise induced displacements of individual animals and their population-level consequences. 4. The Agency minimizes the importance of the project area for marine mammals 5. The assessment of cumulative effects is ...

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Attachment Administrator on behalf of Miawpukek First Nation

2020-10-30 0:00
  • Reference Number 70
  • Commented On Participation Notice: Public Notice - Public Comments Invited on the Draft Environmental Assessment Report
  • Miawpukek FN - Comments on EA Reports for Central Ridge (80175), BHP (80174), West Flemish (80161)
  • Greetings, I’m delivering the attached comments on behalf of Miawpukek First Nation. These are comments on the Environmental Assessment reports and potential conditions for the following offshore exploration projects: Central Ridge, Equinor and Husky - 80175 BHP Canada Exploration - 80174 West Flemish Pass – 80161 Due to the similarities between these reports and potential list of conditions, we are providing a single document which includes comments and recommendations for all three projects.   If you have any questions, please contact myself and Ross Hinks. Kind regards, Keegan   Keegan McGrath, B.Sc., MES | Aquatic Biologist   SHARED ...
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  • Newfoundland Offshore Oil Projects Review and Comments on the Draft Environmental Assessment and Potential Conditions Prepared by Miawpukek First Nation and Shared Value Solutions October 30, 2020 MIAWPUKEK FIRST NATION Technical Review of the Central Ridge, BHP and West Flemish EA and Conditions 3 CONTENTS Introduction .......................................................................................................................................... 4 Project Descriptions .................................................................................................................................... 4 Miawpukek First Nation ................................................................................................................ 10 Historic Overview ...................................................................................................................................... 10 Rights and Interests ...

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Attachment Administrator on behalf of Première Nation des Innus de Nutashkuan

2020-10-27 0:00
  • Reference Number 61
  • Commented During Project Phase: Environmental Assessment Report
  • Commented On Participation Notice: Public Notice - Public Comments Invited on the Draft Environmental Assessment Report
  • Rappel - Projets de forage exploratoire BHP, Central Ridge et dans l'ouest de la pass Flamande - Première Nation des Innus de Nutashkuan
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  • Brefs commentaires de la Première Nation des Innus de Nutashkuan sur les projets de forage exploratoire BHP Canada, Central Ridge et dans l’ouest de la passe Flamande 30 octobre 2020 Introduction. Ceci est une courte réaction sur ces trois projets qui visent surtout à rappeler et synthétiser nos principaux commentaires déjà présentés dans tous nos mémoires déposés dans le cadre de ces consultations. Nous avons analysé les documents intitulés « EE provisoire » et « Conditions potentielles » des 3 projets d’exploration déposés par BHP, Central Ridge et Passe Flamande. Remarque. Nous comprenons mal les règles d’appellation des projets de forage qui tantôt utilisent un nom de lieu, comme « dans l’ouest de la passe Flamande », tantôt le nom de la compagnie promotrice du projet, comme BHP. Il aurait été beaucoup plus simple, du moins pour les organismes consultés, d’accorder un nom composé du nom du promoteur et du lieu du projet. Nous aurions dû ...

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Attachment Administrator on behalf of Natural Resources Canada

2020-06-15 0:00
  • Reference Number 41
  • RE: Request for Review of Proponent Responses to IRs for West Flemish Pass Exploration Project
  • Good afternoon Brent, Please see attached for NRCan`s response to this request. Thanks and have an amazing day Max From: WestFlemish-FlamandeOuest (IAAC/AEIC) Sent: 4-Jun-20 2:59 PM Subject: Request for Review of Proponent Responses to IRs for West Flemish Pass Exploration Project Good afternoon, The Agency has received responses from the proponent for the West Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Project to the Information Requirements (IRs) issued by the Agency on April 28 (https://iaac-aeic.gc.ca/050/documents/p80161/134673E.pdf (https://iaac-aeic.gc.ca/050/documents/p80161/134673E.pdf)). The Agency has undertaken a conformity review of the proponent’s responses and has determined that the responses contain adequate information to inform a technical review.  The Agency will proceed with technical ...
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  • June 15, 2020 Agency File No.: 80161 Brent Keeping Impact Assessment Agency of Canada Project Manager – Newfoundland and Labrador SENT BY -EMAIL to: brent.keeping@canada.ca Subject: NRCan Review – Proponent`s response to first round of IRs - West Flemish Exploration Drilling Project On June 4, 2020 Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) received a request from the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency) to review the Proponent’s responses to the first round of Information Requests (IRs) for the West Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Project. NRCan has reviewed the information relevant to our areas of expertise, which for this project are in marine geohazards and oil spill behaviour. NRCan is satisfied with the information presented and does not have any follow-up IRs. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me via email at Maximilien.Genest@Canada.ca or by phone at 613-447-2597. Sincerely, ...

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Attachment Administrator on behalf of Health Canada

2020-06-10 0:00
  • Reference Number 39
  • Health Canada Response- Review of Proponent Responses to IRs for West Flemish Pass Exploration Project
  • Hi Brent: Please find attached Health Canada’s Review of Proponent Responses to IRs for West Flemish Pass Exploration Project. Should you have any follow-up questions, please contact Sara Rumbolt (Sara.Rumbolt@canada.ca ). Regards, Impact Assessment Team Health Canada / Government of Canada hc.ia-ei.sc@canada.ca (mailto:hc.ia-ei.sc@canada.ca) L’équipe d’évaluation d’impact Santé Canada / Gouvernement du Canada hc.ia-ei.sc@canada.ca
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  • Sent by email to: ceaa.westflemish-flamandeouest.acee@canada.ca and brent.keeping@canada.ca Environmental Health Program (EHP) Atlantic Region Regulatory Operations and Enforcement Branch Suite 1625, 1505 Barrington Street Halifax, NS B3J 3Y6 June 10, 2020 Brent Keeping Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (IAAC) 301-10 Barters Hill St. John’s, NL A1C 6M1 Subject: Health Canada’s review of the Information Requests (IRs) for the West Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Project Dear Mr. Keeping: Health Canada (HC) is participating in the environmental assessment review process for the West Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Project as a Federal Authority under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012. As requested on June 4, 2020, HC has undertaken a technical review of the IRs for the West Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Project. As the IRs and corresponding responses do not relate to HC’s technical review of this project, we ...

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