For Immediate Release
September 26, 2018
(Halifax, Nova Scotia) – The Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) has received a Project Description from Multiklient Invest (MKI) for a 2D/3D seismic program that could potentially be carried out in the Canada-Nova Scotia offshore area.
Before any activity can take place, MKI would have to make application for, and be granted, a Geophysical Work Authorization. No such application has been submitted at this time. A project-specific environmental assessment (EA) would need to be submitted in support of such an application; the Project Description has been filed to initiate this process. The CNSOPB has developed a scoping document (SD) outlining requirements and key topic areas for MKI to asses within their EA.
CNSOPB invites Indigenous groups and the public to submit written comments on the draft SD, which is available at: https://www.cnsopb.ns.ca/sites/default/files/MKI_Scoping_Document_draft.pdf. Please submit your comments to email@example.com by October 29, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. Atlantic Time. All comments received will be considered public and will be posted in the CNSOPB EA Registry. The final SD will be posted on the CNSOPB EA Registry, once this process is complete.
About the Board
The Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board is the independent joint agency of the Governments of Canada and Nova Scotia responsible for the regulation of petroleum activities and resources offshore Canada-Nova Scotia.
Project Description from MKI: https://www.cnsopb.ns.ca/sites/default/files/pdfs/FA0164_MKI_NS_PD-3_August_18-Final_jrcrevised26Sept2018.pdf
Overview of the EA Process Under the Accords Acts: https://www.cnsopb.ns.ca/sites/default/files/pdfs/CNSOPB_Flow_Chart_Sept26_2018.pdf
Seismic Program Authorizations Fact Sheet: https://www.cnsopb.ns.ca/media/featured-articles/seismic-program-authorizations
For further information, please contact:
Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board
Cell: 902-410-6402 | firstname.lastname@example.org