Air Quality Management

Improve air quality in Metro Manila and other urban centers nationwide by reducing air pollution in terms of Total Suspended Particulate (TSP) and bring TSP within acceptable standards by the year 2010.

  •  § Linis Hangin Program
  •  § Monitoring activities
  •  § Enforcement program for stationary & area sources
  •  § Monitoring & compliance of industries
  •  § Information Education Campaign
  •  § Designation of attainment and non-attainment area
  •  § Collaboration with local government units
Engr Soriano with High Volume Sampler Machine
Water Quality ManagementImprove water quality in 19 priority rivers/coastal water and reduce Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) within acceptable standards by the end of six (6) years.

  •  § Fully implement Republic Act 9275
  •  § Classify unclassified rivers
  •  § Water quality monitoring
  •  § Water pollution discharge inventory
  •  § Effluent monitoring
  •  § Tapwatch, Beachwatch & Ecowatch
Toxic and Hazardous Chemicals Management

Strengthen enforcement of Toxic substances and Hazardous Nuclear Control Act (RA 6969) to improve and regulate the use, importation and disposal of chemicals and mixtures that present risk to health and the environment.

  •  § Regulation of chemicals and toxic substances
  •  § Baterya mo, balik mo program and drop-off centers.
  •  § Chemical Control Order (CCO) for Polychlorinated biphenyls
  •  § Monitor CCO implementation
  •  § Monitoring of Hospitals
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) System Implementation

Further streamline the Environmental Impact Statement System (EIS) and facilitate the EIA process under Presidential Decree 1586.

  •  § Issuance of Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) and Certificate of Non-Coverage (CNC)
  •  § Compliance monitoring
  •  § Survey of firms
Solid Waste Management

Strict implementation of the Ecological Solid Waste Management (ESWM) Act or Republic Act of 9003 through waste reduction, reuse, segregation, recycling and composting.

  •  § TA to local government units (LGUs)
  •  § Linis Estero program
  •  § Inspection and monitoring of LGU, offices and school ecological solid waste management
Secretariat Assistance to the Pollution Adjudication Board (PAB)

  •  Strengthen and fast-track the adjudication of pollution cases.
  •  Inspection and monitoring of LGU, offices and school ecological solid waste management
  •  Pollution complaints acted

Environmental Compliance

Increase industry and stakeholders compliance to environmental regulations, policies and guidelines through participation of an educated citizenry.

  •  IEC to industries and stakeholders
  •  Promote Philippine Economic Partnership Program (PEPP)
  •  Improve databases for industries
  •  Capacity trainings