Ministerial Agreement No. 2017-019, published in Official Gazette No. 46 dated July 28, 2017, issued the "Instruction for the Granting of Metallic Mining Concessions under the Small Mining Special Regime in Petition and Offer Processes" (hereinafter referred to as "Instructive"). The Instructions revoked the procedures for Petition and Offer under the Instruction for the Granting of Mining Concessions for Metallic Minerals (Official Register No. 722 of March 30, 2016). The new regulations allow for greater clarity on the concession processes under the small mining regime.