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Industrial Benefits and Employment Plan Guidelines Nova Scotia Offshore Area

This document has been prepared to provide guidance to operators contemplating exploration, development or production activities offshore Nova Scotia in the preparation of the required Canada - Nova Scotia Industrial Benefits and Employment Plan ("Benefits Plan"). Before the Board may authorize any work or activity to be carried out in the offshore area, or approve any development plan, a Benefits Plan shall be prepared by the operator, submitted to and approved by the Board.

This document sets forth current Guidelines which have been established and are administered by the Board. They may be revised from time to time. They are not to be construed or interpreted as regulations governing, nor as unique conditions precedent to, Benefits Plan approval. The nature and scope of each proposed activity will be considered by the Board when assessing the information required and monitoring process to be utilized in the Benefits Plan.

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