This past November 20, 2018, an initiative to addition several provisions to the Mining Law was presented before the joint committee of mining and regional development and legislative studies of the Senate of the Republic, which would grant, in the case it is approved, new attributions to the Secretariat of Economy and the National Geological Service.

Said initiative, also establishes new obligations for the concessionaires in matters of negative social impact to the communities and localities affected by mining operations, with the objective of mitigating negative health effects to the habitants of said communities and localities, the overexploitation, damage and affectation of the natural resources of such communities, among others.