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From the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency to Equinor Canada Ltd. re: Conformity of the Information Request Responses Related to the Environmental Impact Statement Round 2 (Part 2) (see reference document # 37)

Canadian Environmental
Assessment Agency
Suite 200
1801 Hollis Street
Halifax NS B3J 3N4

Agence canadienne
d'évaluation environnementale
Bureau 200
1801 rue Hollis
Halifax, NE B3J 3N4

November 26, 2018

Sent by E-mail

Terry Forkheim
Senior Environmental and Regulatory Advisor
Equinor Canada Ltd.
2 Steers Cove, Level 2
St. John's, NL A1C 6J5
TEFOR@equinor.com

Dear Mr. Forkheim,

SUBJECT: Outcome of Conformity Review of Responses to Additional Round II Information Requirements (IRs) for the proposed Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Project

I am writing to inform you of the results of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency's (Agency) review of Equinor Canada Ltd's (Equinor) responses to Additional Round II Information Requirements (IRs), sent to Equinor by the Agency on October 9, 2018. The Agency requires acceptable responses to IRs in order to complete its review of the EIS and to proceed with the preparation of its Environmental Assessment Report.

The Agency has determined that the IR responses are sufficient to proceed with technical review. The Agency will review the IR responses and will seek input from government expert departments and Indigenous participants. Further information may be requested based on the outcome of the review.

The timeline for the environmental assessment will resume as of November 27, 2018. For further information, please consult the Agency document Information Requests and Timelines
https://www.canada.ca/en/environmental-assessment-agency/news/media-room/media-room-2016/information-requests-timelines.html.

Sincerely,

<Original Signed By>

Shauna O'Brien
Project Manager – Atlantic Region
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

Cc: Elizabeth Young, Canada - Newfoundland Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board
Darrin Sooley, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Glenn Troke, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Allison Denning, Health Canada
Jason Flanagan, Transport Canada
Christina Clarke, Natural Resources Canada
Vanessa Rodrigues, Parks Canada Agency
Carla Stevens, Major Projects Management Office

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