On 9 December 2010 Greenland Minerals and Energy ("GME") Ltd was given permission to conduct feasibility studies into the Kvanefjeld Multi-Element Project ("Kvanefjeld", "the Project") by the Bureau of Minerals and Petroleum ("BMP"). The feasibility studies, inclusive of a Social Impact Assessment ("SIA") for Kvanefjeld, are a pre-requisite for obtaining an Exploitation Permit.
In November 2009 the BMP issued Guidelines for Social Impact Assessments for Mining Projects in Greenland ("Guidelines (2009)"). The Guidelines (2009) are under review, and an Amendment is expected to be released in 2014. The Kvanefjeld SIA will be prepared according to the Guidelines (2009) and any Amendment should it be made.