Environmental Documents Available For Public Comment

The CNSOPB’s responsibility for environmental protection includes ensuring both Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEAs) and Environmental Assessments (EAs) are conducted. SEAs are completed prior to Call for Bids on potential exploration licenses are issued, and EAs are completed during the application for approval to conduct exploration or development programs  by either the CNSOPB or the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, depending on the program. Both EAs and SEAs and their associated documentation are available on the CNSOPB  Public Registry and the Public Registry Archives, found here:



The following documents are now open for public comments:

The CNSOPB invites Indigenous groups and the public to submit written comments on the draft Strategic Environmental Assessment. Comments should be submitted to comments@cnsopb.ns.ca by April 18, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. Atlantic Time. 

All comments received will be considered public and will be posted in the CNSOPB Strategic Environmental Assessment Registry. The final Strategic Environmental Assessment will be posted on the CNSOPB Strategic Environmental Assessment Registry, once this process is complete.

Date: March 19, 2019
Title: Middle Scotian Shelf and Slope SEA
File No: 75,345.9

Draft Strategic Environmental Assessment Middle Scotian Shelf and Slope SEA.