44. The authorization holder must comply with the technical program.
The holder may modify the program by sending to the Minister a supplementary agreement signed and sealed by a geologist, an engineer or a geophysicist stating the nature of the modification and the reasons justifying it. The supplementary agreement must be sent to the Minister before carrying out the work covered by the agreement. If it is urgent to modify the technical program for safety or work quality purposes, the holder must immediately send the agreement to the Minister and justify the urgency.
A supplementary agreement to the technical program is not required in the following cases:
(1) a change in the position of survey lines, as long as the position remains within the flexibility margin set under paragraph 10 of section 40;
(2) the cancellation of the drilling or loading of a shotpoint.
In the situations provided for in the third paragraph, the holder immediately notifies the Minister of the change to the technical program.