Participate in the public consultation of the Environmental Agency for Mineral Resources’ draft strategy memo for environmental regulation of mineral resource activities 2019-2023

How to participiate: 

- Send a regular written consultation response to eamra@nanoq.gl. The consultation response will be uploaded in an unedited version in the form and language version of the submittal. EAMRA’s and its advisors comments to the response will be registered in the white book in greenlandic, danish and english. 

Or

- Record your response verbally and submit the sound file to eamra@nanoq.gl. The recorded  response will be typed into the white book unedited. EAMRA’s and its advisors comments to the response will be registered in the white book in greenlandic, danish and english.

In case a meeting with an in-depth conversation regarding the consultation material is requested, please contact The Environmental Agency for Mineral Ressource Activities at eamra@nanoq.gl.

What happens to your consultation response and what is a white book?

- The white book is a word document - All consultation responses and comments are typed into this document - In the white book EAMRA states for each comment  whether the comment has lead to changes in the document or how the comment has been considered - The white book is published along side the final version of the strategy memo - this way you can track and follow what happens to your response

See an example of the white book structure here: 

Response/Comment  EAMRA’s comment Scientific advisors’ comment

Change to the strategy memo Example   

 Date: 19-06-2019 File no. 2017 - 26137  Akt. no. 11034559 

 Postbox 1614 3900 Nuuk Tlf. (+299) 34 50 00

 E-mail: eamra@nanoq.gl www.naalakkersuisut.gl

 

What is the white book and how will the final strategy memo be used?

- The strategy memo sets the direction for the practical administrative work with environmental regulation of mineral resource activities 2019-2023 - The strategy memo is an independent contribution to the overall strategies for the mineral resources area, including the new mineral strategy and the new strategy for oil and gas

What does the consultation material consist of

- Draft  strategy memo for environmental regulation of mineral resource activities 2019-2023 (The Environmental Agency for Mineral Resource Activities) - “Mineral Resources Strategy – environmental contribution, Scientific recommendations from DCE and GINR” (Danish Centre for Environment and Energy, Aarhus University and the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources)

Description

The strategy is based on the general purpose of the Mineral Resources Act – that all activities in the area must be conducted in a sound manner with regard to the environment and in accordance with, under similar conditions, good international practice. 

In order to ensure the best environmental regulation – there must be an early focus on the environmental element in the exploration for and exploitation of mineral resources. The activities must be carried using recognized, good international practice adapted to Greenlandic conditions – with the best environmental practices and the best available techniques. 

Purpose

The Environmental Agency for Mineral Resource Activities hereby presents the strategy memo for environmental regulation of mineral resource activities 2019-2023 for public consultation and looks forward to receiving consultation responses

Published:

19 juni 19:14:00

Deadline:

19 august 00:00:00

Send your answer to:

eamra@nanoq.gl