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Public Notice
Nexen Energy ULC Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Project — Public Comments Invited

April 4, 2018 – The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is conducting a federal environmental assessment for the proposed Nexen Energy ULC Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Project, located east of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, in the Atlantic Ocean.

The Agency invites the public and Indigenous groups to comment on the potential environmental effects of the project and the proposed measures to prevent or mitigate those effects as described in the proponent's summary of the Environmental Impact Statement.

All comments received will be considered public. Written comments in either official language must be submitted by May 4, 2018 to:

Nexen Energy ULC Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
200 - 1801 Hollis Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3N4
Telephone: 902-426-0564
Email: CEAA.NexenFlemishPass-NexenPasseFlamande.ACEE@ceaa-acee.gc.ca

Map depicting the location of the project, as described in the current document.

To view the summary of the Environmental Impact Statement or for more information, visit the Agency's website at canada.ca/ceaa (Registry reference number 80117). Printed copies are available upon request.

For more information on the Agency's privacy policies, consult the Privacy Notice on its website at canada.ca/ceaa.

The Proposed Project

Nexen Energy ULC is proposing to conduct an exploration drilling project within offshore exploration licenses in the Flemish Pass, located over 400 kilometres east of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, in the Atlantic Ocean. As proposed, the Nexen Energy ULC Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Project would allow the proponent, over an 11-year period, to determine the presence, nature, and quantities of the potential hydrocarbon resource in exploration licences 1144 and 1150.

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