The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) Call for Nominations (Parcels) NL17-CFN02 - Eastern Newfoundland Region (Sector NL03-EN-01A and NL03-EN-01B) and Call for Nominations (Parcels) NL17-CFN03 – Jeanne d’Arc Region closed Nov. 15 with a total of 42 parcel nominations submitted by six nominees over the two regions.

The Eastern Newfoundland Region received 38 of the 42 nominations, the largest number of nominations ever received in a single parcel nomination round.

These nominations will assist the C-NLOPB in selecting parcels to be included in subsequent 2018 Calls for Bids. The board’s selection of parcels will also be guided by the Eastern Newfoundland Strategic Environmental Assessment, which examined the environmental effects that may be associated with a plan, program or policy proposal related to oil and gas activities.

Project-specific environmental assessments that focus on site-specific issues within defined boundaries must also be completed before any proposed petroleum-related activities can be undertaken.

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 (Parcels) in order to meet obligations arising pursuant to Article 82 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.