August 10, 2018 - 11:26 AM EDT
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Newfoundland Orphan Basin Exploration Drilling Project - Participant Funding Allocated

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OTTAWA, Aug. 10, 2018 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has allocated $253,700 in federal funds to 15 recipients to assist their participation in the environmental assessment of the proposed Newfoundland Orphan Basin Exploration Drilling Project, located approximately 350 kilometres east of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador in the Atlantic Ocean.

The funding was made available through the Agency's Participant Funding Program. It will assist the participation of the public and Indigenous groups 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.

For more information on the project and the federal environmental assessment process, please visit the Agency's website at canada.ca/ceaa (Registry reference number 80147).

Details of Funding Allocation for the Project

 

Recipients

Allocation

Conseil de la Première Nation des Innus de Nutashkuan

$12,300

Corporation Ka Tshishpeuatak, on behalf of the Conseil des Innu de Ekuanitshit

$12,300

Elsipogtog First Nation

$12,300

Fish, Food and Allied Workers (FFAW) Union

$11,970

Kwilmu'kw Maw-Klusuaqn Negotiation Office

$38,985

Miawpukek First Nation

$12,300

Mi'gmawei Mawiomi Secretariat

$18,230

Mi'gmawe'l Tplu'taqnn Incorporated

$33,055

Mildred Lavers, on behalf of Northern Peninsula (Mekap'sk) Mi'kmaq Band

$12,300

NunatuKavut Community Council

$18,650

Qalipu First Nation

$10,450

Sipekne'katik

$12,300

William A. Montevecchi

$12,100

Wolastoqey Nation in New Brunswick

$24,160

Woodstock First Nation

$12,300

Total

$253,700

 

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SOURCE Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

View original content: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/August2018/10/c8484.html

Alison Reilander, Communications Advisor, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, 343-998-2916, [email protected] CNW Group 2018


Source: Canada Newswire (August 10, 2018 - 11:26 AM EDT)

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