The government gave out to 19 companies special permissions (license) to using a subsoil without holding the auction. It is fixed by the order of Cabinet of Ministers (No. 1331-р) of October 16, 2008. About it report "Economic news".
In particular, JSC Pribuzhsky granitny karyer got three-year permission to studying of the Pribuzhsky field of granite (The Nikolaev Region). JSC Kondratevsky granitny karyer got permission to studying of the Kondratevsky field of granite and a diorite (The Rovno Region) within 20 years, JSC Investment Company - for studying of the Prudyansky field of granite (The Cherkassk Region) within three years. Besides, the government allowed JSC Danko Bazalt basalt production on North - east site of Komi - the Shuvasky field (The Donetsk Region) within 20 years.