716. Request for extension of duration.

If the managing authority1 makes a request2 for the supervisory body3 to extend the duration of the original authorisation4, the managing authority must keep a written record of why it has made the request and give the relevant person notice5 that the request has been made6.

The supervisory body may extend the duration of the original authorisation if it appears to it that the managing authority has made the required request for a standard authorisation7, there are exceptional reasons why it has not yet been possible for that request to be disposed of and it is essential for the existing