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ST. JOHN’S, N.L.
An environmental assessment will be required for Chevron Canada Limited’s proposed West Flemish Pass exploration drilling project, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) announced today, Thursday, Dec. 20.
It comes following a public comment period on the summary of the project description.
The project, located 375 kilometres northeast of St. John’s in the Atlantic Ocean, is one of seven exploration drilling projects in the Newfoundland and Labrador offshore area that is presently undergoing a federal environmental assessment, according to a news release from the agency.
Chevron has been presented with the environmental impact statement guidelines, which explain aspects of the environment that may be affected by the project and what is to be examined during the environmental assessment.
The release notes there will be an application period for participant funding and a future public comment period on the summary of the company’s environmental impact statement (EIS) with dates to be announced at a later time.