If exploitation on an already established mining plot and location of mineral resources justify, the mining plot may be modified for application. Extension, reduction (including changes in depth as well), unification, division of mining plot as well as change of mining plot established for exploitation of hydrocarbons to underground gas storage shall be deemed as modification.
Any change in person, name and seat may not be considered as modification of mining plot. The modification of mining plot may be ex officio or for application. The same rules shall apply in the proceeding as the ones in the proceeding for the establishment of mining plot (paragraph (4) of Section 12 of Vhr.)