Designation of protective pillar

The protective pillar, either for the mining entrepreneur’s application or upon the initiative of the authority with function and competence, shall be designated by the mining authority by hearing the stakeholders and upon the standpoints of the involved expert authorities (paragraph (1) of Section 19 of Vhr.) 


General rules for the designation process shall be available at ‘Permitting proceedings’. 


Content requirements of application for designation of protective pillar and specific rules of the proceeding shall be laid down in paragraphs (2)-(6) of Section 19 of Vhr., while design shall be specified in Annex to Ministerial decree 12/2003 on the issue of Mine Safety Regulations on the design of protective and boundary pillars.