Paragraph (2) of Section 32. of Bt.: The settlement, underground and surface installation, water resources, river and still water, historic real estate, and protected natural territory shall be protected from the effects of the activity carried out with respect to the establishment referred to in paragraph (1) of Section 32. of Bt., with the designation of protective  pillar (boundary pillar, protective profile) in case of necessity.

The Mining Authority may authorise the scaling or weakening of the protective pillar.