The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) has issued a Call for Nominations (Parcels) NL21-CFN01 in the Eastern Newfoundland Region (Sector NL05-EN), Call for Nominations (Parcels) NL21-CFN02 in the South Eastern Newfoundland Region (Sector NL02-SEN) and a Call for Nominations (Parcels) NL21-CFN03 in the Jeanne d’Arc Region. These Calls for Nominations will assist the C-NLOPB in selecting parcels to be included in subsequent 2022 Calls for Bids, to be announced in Spring 2022 and to close in November 2022, pending Board approval and ratification by the federal and provincial Ministers. Any successful bidders would be awarded licences in early 2023.
The C-NLOPB fully appreciates the importance of both the fisheries and petroleum sectors and will continue to engage with fisheries stakeholders and Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) throughout the land tenure process.
Offshore safety and environmental protection are paramount in all Board decisions. The C-NLOPB supports meaningful action against climate change as well as the protection of environmentally significant and sensitive areas, and will continue to work closely with governments and others in this regard. In addition to the mitigations already prescribed by legislation or regulation, the timing, spatial extent, and nature of proposed oil and gas activities will determine the level of any additional restrictions or mitigations that may be required.
For any lands entirely or partially beyond Canada’s 200 nautical mile zone, additional terms and conditions may be applied (e.g., through legislation, regulations, amendments to licences or otherwise) to any resulting licence from a Call for Bids in order to meet obligations arising pursuant to article 82 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.
Nomination submissions or comments regarding the Call for Nominations are acceptable in paper or electronic format. All submissions should be clearly labeled and submitted on or before November 10, 2021. Email submissions can be sent to [email protected]
Further detailed information about Scheduled Land Tenure is available here.
Any parties interested in receiving email notifications on Scheduled Land Tenure related announcements can contact Shannon Bulger at [email protected]
Source: C-NLOPB| This text was excerpted from the media outlet cited on September 28 , 2021 and is provided to Noia members for information purposes only. Any opinion expressed therein is neither attributable to nor endorsed by Noia.