Archived - Hebron Development Project
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Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry: 09-03-46144
Environmental Assessment Type
Responsible or Regulated Authorities
Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Reasons for a Federal Assessment
On March 6, 2009, it was determined that an environmental assessment was required in relation to the project because the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board considered taking action in relation to paragraphs 138(1)(b) and 139(4)(a) of the Canada-Newfoundland Atlantic Accord Implementation Act; Environment Canada considered taking action in relation to subsection 127(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act; Fisheries and Oceans Canada considered taking action in relation to subsection 35(2) of the Fisheries Act; Industry Canada considered taking action in relation to paragraph 5(1)(f) of the Radiocommunication Act and because Transport Canada considered taking action in relation to paragraph 5(1)(a) of the Navigable Waters Protection Act.
Project Description (as posted in the Notice of Commencement)
ExxonMobil Canada Properties, on behalf of its partners, is proposing to develop the Hebron Project. The Hebron Project will include activities associated with installation, drilling and production, maintenance, and decommissioning of a concrete gravity-based structure (GBS) at the Hebron Field, northeast Grand Banks. The Hebron Project will also involve construction activities at two locations, the Hebron Field and the Bull Arm marine facilities in Bull Arm, Trinity Bay. The Hebron Project may also include construction of up to three drill centres within glory holes. Construction activities are scheduled to commence in 2012, with petroleum production to begin in 2016 or 2017.
Environmental Assessment Report
Minister's Environmental Assessment Decision Statement
A decision was taken on January 19, 2012 and was that the authorities may exercise any power or perform any duty or function with respect to the project because, after taking into consideration the comprehensive study report and taking into account the implementation of appropriate mitigation measures, the authorities are of the opinion that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.
It was determined that a follow-up program to verify the accuracy of the environmental assessment and/or determine the effectiveness of any measures taken to mitigate the adverse environmental effects is required for this project. For further information or to obtain a copy of the follow-up program, please contact the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board.
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