Philippines EHS Legislation Updating

CONTENTS

1.0

General

1.1

The Philippine Environment Code, Presidential Decree No. 1152 (1988)

1.2

Pollution Control Law, Republic Act No. 3931, as revised by Presidential Decree No. 984 (1976)

1.3

Pollution Control Officers’ Accreditation, DENR Administrative Order No. 26, Series of 1992

1.4

Renewable Energy Code, Republic Act No. 9513 (2008)

1.5

Natural Environmental Awareness and Education Act, Republic Act No. 9512 (2008)

 

2

Air

2.1

Philippines Clean Air Act of 1999, Republic Act No. 8749 (1999)

2.2

DENR Administrative Order No.81, Series of 2000, Implementing Rules & Regulations for RA.

2.3

Revising Chapter II (Air Quality Standards and Rules and Regulations to Air Pollution Control), sections 57 to 66 of the 1978 Implementing Rules and Regulations for Presidential Decree No. 984 Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Administrative Order NO. 14/93

2.4

DENR Administrative Order No. 26 (2004), Amending Rule 19 DENR Administrative Order No.2000-81 (Implementing Rules and Regulations of RA 8749)

2.5

Memorandum Circular No. 16 (2004), Amendment of Section 4, Rule 35 Of DENR Administrative Order No. 2000-81 Re Implementing Rules And Regulations Of Republic Act No. 8749

2.6

DENR Administrative Order No. 53 (2004), Guidelines to Implement the Tax Incentive Provision Under Section 13 of Republic Act No. 8749

2.7

DENR Administrative Order No. 03 (2005), Operation and Maintenance of Opacimeters and Gas Analyzers Certified by the DENR-EMB to be used by Private Emission Testing Centers (PETC)

2.8

Guidelines for the Designation of Attainment and Non-attainment Areas in an Airshed,Memorandum Circular No. 013 Series of 2005

2.9

Establishment of Baco-Calapan City-Naujan Airshed and its Governing Board, DENR Administrative Order No. 02 Series of 2006.

2.10

Guidelines on the Requirements for continuous Emission Monitoring Systems (CEMS) and other acceptable protocols, thereby modifying and clarifying certain provisions of Section 5, Rules X of DAO 2000-81 and other related provisions

2.11

Guidelines For DENR Accreditation of Third Party Source Emission Testing Firms

2.12

Revised Emission Standards for Motor Vehicles Equipped with Compression- Ignition and Spark-Ignition Engines

Revised Emission Standards for Motor Vehicles Equipped with Compression-Ignition and Spark-Ignition Engines Guidelines

2.13

Interim Guidelines on Regulation for Industrial Facilities using Bunker Oil

2.14

Revising the Documentary Requirements for the Application of Certificate of Conformity for New Motor Vehicles

2.15

Adopting Environmental Technology Verification Protocol (EVTP), DENR-DOST Joint Administrative Order No. 01

2.16

Policy on Compliance and Permitting for Industrial Facilities relating to air quality

2.17

Revised Emission Limits/Standards for Motorcycles/Tricycles and Mopeds

 

3

Water

3.1

The Water Code of the Philippines Presidential Decree No.1067 (1979)

3.2

Philippine Clean Water Act, Republic Act 9275, series of 2004

3.3

Implementing Rules and Regulations of the Philippine Clean Water Act of 2004 (Republic Act No.9275) DENR Administrative No.10 (2005)

3.4

Amending Chapter V, Article I of the Implementing Rules and Regulation of PD 98. By Deleting The Authority To Construct And Conversion of Permit To Operate To Discharge Permit For Water Pollution Source/Control , DENR Administrative Order No. 25 (2004).

3.5

Code on Sanitation of the Philippines Decree No. 856 No. 865 (1975)

3.6

Marine Pollution Decree of 1976 Presidential Decree No.979 revising Presidential Decree No.600

3.7

Revised Water Usage and Classification/Water Quality Criteria Amending Section nos. 68 and 69,Chapter III of the 1978 NPCC Rules and regulations (Department of Environment and Natural Resources Administrative Order no. 34/90)

3.8

Pertaining to the Preservation, Beautification, Improvement and Gainful Utilization of the Pasig River, Providing for the Regulation and Control of Pollution of the River and Its Banks in Order to Enhance Its Development, Thereby Maximizing Its Utilization for Socio-Economic Purposes Presidential Decree No. 274

3.9

An Act Creating the Laguna Lake Development Authority, Prescribing its Powers, Functions and Duties, Providing Funds Therefore, and for Other Purposes Republic Act No. 4850 (1966), as amended by Presidential Decree No. 813 (1975)

3.10

Further Defining Certain Functions and Powers of the Laguna Lake Development Authority Executive Order No. 927 (1983)

3.11

Rules and Regulations Implementing the Environmental User Fee System in the Laguna de Bay Region Resolution No. 33 (1996)

3.12

Compliance of All Wastewater Dischargers to Upgraded and Reclassified Water Bodies DENR Memorandum Circular No. 11, Series of 2004

3.13

Lists of Classified / Reclassified Water Bodies DENR Memorandum Circular No. 16, Series of 2004

3.14

List of Classified Water Bodies in 2004, DENR Memorandum Circular No. 006 Series of 2005

3.15

Designation of the Marilao-Meycauayan-Obando River System Water Quality Management Area and Creation of Its Governing Board

3.16

Institutionalizing the Manila Bay Environmental Management Project within the DENR through the Implementation of the Operational Plan for the Manila Bay Coastal Strategy (OPMBCS), DENR Administrative Order No. 2007-28

3.17

List of Classified Water Bodies in 2006, DENR Memorandum Circular No. 2007-10

3.18

Additional List of Classified Water Bodies, DENR Memorandum Circular No. 2009-01

3.19

Additional List of Classified Water Bodies, DENR Memorandum Circular No. 2009-17

3.20

Additional List of Classified Water Bodies, DENR Memorandum Circular No. 2010-08

 

4

Environmental Impact Assessment

4.1

The Philippine Environment Code, Presidential Decree No. 1152 (1988)

4.2

Establishing an Environmental Impact Statement System, Including Other Environmental Management Related Measures and for Other Purposes Presidential Decree No. 1586 (1978)

4.3

Further Strengthening of the Implementation of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) System (Department of Environment and Natural Resource, Administrative Order No. 37/96, revising Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Administrative Order No. 21/92

4.4

DENR Administrative Order No. 2003- 30, Implementing Rules and Regulations

4.5

Administrative Order No. 42, Rationalizing the implementation of the Philippine Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) system and givingauthority, in addition to the Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, to the Director and Regional Directors of the Environmental Management Bureau to grant or deny the issuance of Environmental Compliance Certificates

4.6

Requirements For Environmental ImpactAssessment System

4.7

DENR Administrative Order No. 2005- 02, DENR Administrative Order No. 02(2005), Exempting Projects Located Within PEZA Areas from securing ECC from the Laguna Lake Development Authority And Amending Administrative Order 61 series of 2004

4.8

Memorandum Circular No. 005 (2006), Clarificatory Guidelines in the Implementation of DENR Administrative Order NO. 30 Series of 2003, IRR for Philippine Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)

4.9

Memorandum Circular No. 003 (2006), IEE Checklist for Wind Energy Projects

4.10

Simplifying the Requirement for Environmental Compliances Certificate or Certificate of Ron-Coverage Applications

 

5

Hazardous Substances and Waste Management

5.1

Toxic Substances and Hazardous and Nuclear Wastes Control Act of 1990 Republic Ac No. 6969

5.2

Implementing Rules and Regulations of the Republic Act No. 6969, department of Environment and Natural Resources – Administrative Order No. 29 (1992)

5.3

DENR Administrative Order No. 36, series of 2004, revising DENR Administrative Order No. 29, Series of 1992, to further strengthen the implementation of Republic Act 6969 (Toxic Substances and Hazardous and Nuclear Wastes Control Act of 1990) and Prescribing the use of the Procedural Manual.

5.4

Chemical Control Order for Mercury and Mercury Compounds, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Administrative Order No. 38 (1997)

5.5

Chemical Control Order for Cyanide and Cyanide Compounds, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Administrative Order No. 39 (1997)

5.6

Chemical Control Order for Asbestos, DENR Administrative Order No 02 (2000)

5.7

DENR Administrative Order No. 08 (2004): Revised Chemical Control Order For Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS)

5.8

DENR Administrative Order No.01 Series of 2004 Chemical Control Order (CC0) for Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)

5.9

Priority Chemical List, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Administrative Order No. 58 (1998)

5.10

Permitting Procedures For Toxic Chemical Substances

5.11

Toxic Chemical Substance for Issuance of Chemical Control Order, DENR Administrative Order No. 05 (2005)

5.12

Prescribing Graduated Administrative Fines Pursuant to Republic Act No. 6969 and DENR Administrative Order No. 29, Series of 1992, Memorandum Circular No. 03 (2005)

5.13

Creating the Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority and Abolishing the Fertilizer Industry Authority Presidential Decree No. 1144 (1977)

5.14

Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority, Rules and Regulations, No. 1 Series 1977

5.15

Interim Guidelines for the Importation of Recyclable Materials Containing Hazardous Substances, Department of Environment and Natural ResourcesAdministrative Order No. 28 (1994), as amended by Department of Environment and Natural Resources Administrative Order No. 28 (1997)

5.16

Providing Penalty for Improper Disposal of Garbage and Other Forms of Uncleanliness and for Other Purposes Presidential Decree No. 825 (1975)

5.17

An Act Providing for an Ecological Solid Waste Management Program. Creating the necessary institutional mechanics and incentives declaring certain Acts Prohibited and Providing Penalties, Approaching Funds Therefore, and for other Purposes, REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9003

5.18

Permitting Procedures for Hazardous Wastes

5.19

Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act 9003, DENR Administrative Order 34, series of 2001.

5.20

Policies and Guidelines on effective and proper handling, collection, transport, treatment, storage and disposal of health care waste, Joint DENR-DOH Administrative Order No. 02 Series of 2005

5.21

Prescribing Additional requirements for the issuance of the priority Chemicals List (PCL) Compliance Certification

5.22

Suspension and/or deferment of the deadline for the storage of all existing Decommissioned Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs), PCB equipments and PCBs Oil/Fluids, DENR Administrative Order 2007-19

5.23

Delegation of Authority to EMB Regional Offices of various requirements of DAO 2004-01 which includes issuance of “PCB Registration Certificates” and “Importation Clearance” for Non-PCB Equipment

5.24

Temporary Banning of the Importation and use of Endosulfan, DENR Memorandum Circular No. 2009-02

5.25

Guidelines on the Use of Alternative Fuels and Raw Materials in Cement Kilns,

DENR, Administrative Order No. 2010-06

 

6

Health and Safety

6.1

The Labor Code of the Philippines Presidential Decree No. 442

6.2

Book 4: Health, Safety & Social Welfare Benefits

Chapter VI: Disability Benefits

6.3

Occupational Safety & Health Standards (Section 162 of Labor Code of the Philippines Presidential Decree No. 442)

6.4

 

Guidelines on Occupational Safety and Health in the Shipbuilding, Ship Repair and Shipbreaking Industry, DOLE Department Circular No. 01-09

 

7

Fire Safety

7.1

Fire Code of the Philippines Presidential Decree No. 1185

7.2

Rules and Regulations Implementing the Fire Code of the Philippine Presidential Decree No. 1185

7.3

Guidelines in the Approval of Alternative and/or Remedial Fire Safety Measures, DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2010-17

7.4

Guidelines in the Production, Control and Distribution of Standard Fire Prevention Forms, DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2009-18

7.5

Intensifying Fire Safety Enforcement in the Bureau of Fire Protection and Institutionalizing Standard Processes in the Conduct of Inspection and Defining Accountabilities of Concerned BFP Personnel in the Inspection and Issuance of Fire Safety Inspection Certificate