Topic: Pollution Control Officer Accreditation

Legal basis: DENR AO 2014-02

3 Key pointers:

  1. A full time PCO is a requirement of a project operation. The qualification shall be considered.
  2. A PCO will be accredited based on Category either Category A or B.
  3. PCO Accreditation will be filed at DENR EMB regional office and submitting pertinent documents such as 40-hr PCO training certificate and 8-hr MH seminar, TOR, Designation Letter and Joint Affidavit of Undertaking.

Remember ABC:

A– Attend Basic PCO training and MH seminar at an accredited training institution (e.g. PCAPI4A)

B– Basic PCO training certificate is valid for 3 years

C– Compile application documents and submit at EMB regional office

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Topic: Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC)

Legal basis: PD 1586 and its IRR

Every aspect has its own environmental impact, positive or negative During construction, operation and abandonment of the Project. The ECC is a planning tool for decision making towards land, water, air and people protection and enhancement.

3 Key pointers:

  1. A project covered by PEIS System are mandated to secure an ECC at EMB regional office.

ECC Online Application System for Non-Environmentally Critical Projects (NECPs) located within Environmentally Critical Areas (ECAs) and within threshold that requires an IEE Checklist.

Legal basis: PD 1586 and its IRR

Every aspect has its own environmental impact, positive or negative During construction, operation and abandonment of the Project. The ECC is a planning tool for decision making towards land, water, air and people protection and enhancement.

3 Key pointers:

  1. A project covered by PEIS System are mandated to secure an ECC at EMB regional office.

ECC Online Application System for Non-Environmentally Critical Projects (NECPs) located within Environmentally Critical Areas (ECAs) and within threshold that requires an IEE Checklist.

  1. ECC is a document issued by EMB regional office after the Proponent satisfies all requirements and the prescribed report containing information of likely impacts and corresponding mitigation and control measures.
  2. Conditions and commitment are indicated in the document for continual compliance of proponent on environmental laws such as RA 9275, RA 8749, RA 6969 and RA 9003.

Remember ABC:

A– Apply ECC at EMB regional office if covered by PEISS

B– Basic requirement is an IEE chedklist for new, EPRMP for existing

C– check threshold limit from DENR AO 2003-30

Topic: Hazardous Waste Generators Registration Certificate (DENR ID)

Legal Basis: RA 6969 and its IRR

Did you know that Busted Lamps, Paint Containers, Aerosol Spray Cans, Waste Electrical Equipment, Engine Oil, Chemicals, Septic tank sludge are considered hazardous materials? If you are using and/or storing the above items, you are to secure Hazardous Waste Generators Registration Certificate for its Transport, Treatment and Disposal.

3 Key Pointers:

  1. Waste generators are required to register online and pay the registration fee to Landbank of the Philippines.

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  1. Upload supporting documents such as ECC/CNC, Discharge Permit, Permit to Operate (When APSI is present), Material Balance, Waste Management Plan, PCO accreditation (or PCO accreditation application)
  2. The DENR ID has no expiration. Waste Generator shall coordinate with DENR-accredited Transport / TSD provider for transport, treatment and disposal of wastes.

Remember ABC:

A– Apply online for HazWaste Generator Registration Certificate (DENR ID).

B – Begin uploading supporting documents for its issuance.

C– Coordinate with DENR-accredited Transport / TSD provider only