TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company ASA, Petroleum GeoServices and MultiKlient Invest (TGS/PGS/MKI) North-Eastern Canada 2D Seismic Survey - National Energy Board Information Request No. 3

TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company ASA, Petroleum GeoServices and MultiKlient Invest (TGS/PGS/MKI) North-Eastern Canada 2D Seismic Survey - National Energy Board Information Request No. 3 [PDF 1302 KB]

File OF-EP-GeopOp-M711-5554587 02
CEAR File #: 10-01-53884
30 May 2012

Ms. Darlene Davis
Lead Canadian Consultancy
RPS Energy
1545 Birmingham Street
2nd Floor
Halifax, NS  B3J 2J6
Facsimile 902-425-0703
Email: DavisD@rpsgoup.com

Dear Ms. Davis:

TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company ASA, Petroleum GeoServices and MultiKlient Invest (TGS/PGS/MKI) North-Eastern Canada 2D Seismic Survey - National Energy Board Information Request No. 3

Pursuant to the National Energy Board’s (Board) obligations under the Canada Oil and Gas Operations Act and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, the Board finds that further information is required to complete the environmental review of the TGS/PGS/MKI NorthEastern Canada 2D Seismic Exploration Survey.

The Board requests that you provide your responses to this Information Request by 5 June 2012 to Kyle Sherwin, Team Leader of Conservation of Resources and to the individuals copied below. If there are any concerns regarding the requested response date please let us know as soon as possible.

Should you have any questions or require more clarification regarding the attached request for information, please contact Christy Wickenheiser by telephone at 403-299-3869 or by email at christy.wickenheiser@neb-one.gc.ca.

Yours truly,

Sheri Young
Secretary of the Board

Attachment

c.c.
Ms. Paula C. Smith, Environment Assessment Coordinator, Environment Canada, facsimile 867-975-4645
Mr. Jerry Ward, CEO, Baffin Fisheries Coalition, facsimile 867-979-3068
Mr. Harry Earle, General Manager, Arctic Fisheries Alliance, facsimile 867-927-8896
Mr. John Price, Avatiriniq Coordinator, Government of Nunavut, facsimile 867-975-6089
r. Bernie Macissac, Qikiqtani inuit Association, facsimile 867-975-3238
Ms. Shari Gearheard, PhD, Clyde River, sharig@qiniq.com

Attachment tO Board Letter
Dated 30 May 2012

TGS NOPEC Geophysical Company ASA, Petroleum Geoservices and MultiKlient Invest
(MKI) NorthEastern Canada 2D Seismic Exploration Survey

National Energy Board
Information Request No. 3 to TGS/PGS/MKI
File OF-EP-GeoOp-M711-555 4587 02
CEAR File #: 10-01-53884

3.1 Reference:
Letter of Comment to the NEB from the Qikitani Inuit Association (Q1A) dated 16 May 2012.

Request:
Please respond to the comments and recommendations provided in the letter from the QIA specifical

a) Please comment on the concerns expressed by the QIA regarding the timing of consultations.

b) Please describe how MKI will advertise their meetings.

c) Please indicate whether technical staff will be available at the community meetings to address questions regarding impacts to marine mammals.

d) Please comment on the recommendation for a multi-stage consultation process, including MKI’s response to concerns regarding how Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit will he verified by knowledge holders and how the information will be used in the design of the program.

e) Please confirm MKI’s plans for conducting follow-up community meetings for the purpose of communicating the results of the previous seasons program.

If applicable, please include in your response justification for why any of the recommendations made in QIA’s comments would not be implemented.

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