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Husky Energy Exploration Drilling Project — Public Comments Invited

Update — September 21, 2016 — The deadline to submit written comments has been extended from October 3 to October 6, 2016. The Agency is aware that some members of the public may not have been able to access the Registry Internet site due to a technical issue that occurred between September 16 - 18, 2016. The issue is now resolved. As a result, the Agency has extended the deadline for the submission of public comments to October 6, 2016.

September 13, 2016 – The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed Husky Energy Exploration Drilling Project, located approximately 350 kilometres east of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.

To help inform this decision, the Agency is seeking comments from the public on the project and its potential effects on the environment, as described in the summary of the project description. All comments received will be considered public.

Written comments must be submitted by October 3, 2016 to:

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

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

To view a summary of the project description or for more information, visit the Agency's website (Registry reference number 80130).

The Proposed Project

Husky Oil Operations Ltd. (Husky) is proposing to conduct an exploration drilling project within offshore exploration licenses located in both the Jeanne d'Arc Basin and the Flemish Pass Basin, approximately 350 kilometres east of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. As proposed, the Husky Energy Exploration Drilling Project would include the drilling of up to 10 wells within an eight-year period, starting in 2018. The project would allow Husky to determine the presence, nature and quantities of the potential hydrocarbon resource.

The drilling would be in areas within two exploration licences currently held by Husky and its partner; however, should additional exploration licences be acquired by Husky as a result of the 2016 Call for Bids processes (NL16-CFB01 and NL16-CFB02) being conducted by the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board, these may be incorporated into the environmental assessment should the Agency determine that one is required.

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