Below is a list of written submissions received for public posting by the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board in regards to Call for Bids NS15-1. Written submissions were due by 4pm on July 6th, 2015
|Sipekne'katik Band CNSOPB Response|
|The Maritimes Energy Association|
|Seafood Producers Association of Nova Scotia|
The Canada- Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) has provided an opportunity for public input, specific to the areas included in Call for Bids NS15-1, through the submission of written comments. The deadline for the submission of public written comments was 4:00 p.m. Atlantic Time, July 6, 2015. In order to be given appropriate time for proper consideration by the CNSOPB and potential bidders, comments were required by this date. Any comments that were received by the deadline have been made publicly available here. The CNSOPB will review submissions, prior to considering the issuance of exploration licences.
It should be noted that a Call for Bids and the issuance of an exploration licence is not an indicator that an application for activity has been submitted, and it does not guarantee an authorization to work in the offshore area. Prior to approval for any exploration or development programs, an Environmental Assessment for the proposed activity will be completed, in addition to the Strategic Environmental Assessment.
For additional information, please review the relevant Strategic Environmental Assessments::
EASTERN SCOTIAN SHELF AND SLOPE - MIDDLE AND SABLE ISLAND BANKS http://www.cnsopb.ns.ca/environment/environmental-assessments/file-no-753457
WESTERN SCOTIAN SHELF AND SLOPE - AREA 3A http://www.cnsopb.ns.ca/environment/environmental-assessments/public-registry-sea/file-no-7534575
WESTERN SCOTIAN SHELF AND SLOPE - AREA 3B http://www.cnsopb.ns.ca/environment/environmental-assessments/public-registry-sea/file-no-7534576