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Husky Energy Exploration Drilling Project — Federal Funding Available

December 20, 2016 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is making funding available through its Participant Funding Program to assist the participation of the public and Indigenous groups in the federal environmental assessment of the proposed Husky Energy Exploration Drilling Project, located in the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 350 kilometres east of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Funding is available for eligible individuals and groups to assist their participation in upcoming steps of the environmental assessment, which include reviewing and providing comments on the Environmental Impact Statement or on the summary thereof, the draft Environmental Assessment Report, and the potential environmental assessment conditions.

Applications received by January 31, 2017 will be considered. Recipients and the amount of funding allocated will be announced at a later date.

To apply for funding, contact the Participant Funding Program by writing to PFP.PAFP@ceaa-acee.gc.ca, or by calling 1-866-582-1884. The application form is available on the Agency's website under Public Participation.

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

More information on this project is available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry 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 within two exploration licences currently held by Husky and its partner. Should Husky become the owner and operator of new exploration licenses as a result of the 2016 Call for Bids processes (NL16-CFB01 and NL16-CFB02), these may be incorporated into the scope of the environmental assessment.

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