Q: How long is the validity of Certificate of Accreditation (COA) for PCO?
A: 3 years from the date of issuance
Q: Are designated PCOs allowed to sign documents/reports that are submitted to your office? (e.g. Cooperative, Government Agency)
A: Designated PCO should be accredited first before he/she can sign applications or any required reports for submission to EMB. For PCOs with expired accreditation but are still designated as PCO, he/she can still sign documents provided that he/she has in-process application for renewal of accreditation to EMB.
Q: How do we know what categorization our establishment belong?
A: Categorization is based on Sec 5 of DAO 2014-02 and shall be assessed based on inspection and/or documents submitted..
Q: What are the qualifications of a PCO to be accredited for our establishment?
A: Please refer to Section 6 of DAO 2014-02: Qualifications for PCOs.
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT(EIA) FAQS
Q: How long is the processing of ECC/CNC?
A: ECC= 20 working days, CNC= 7 working days.
Q: How much is the processing fees for ECC and CNC?
A: ECC= Php 5,070.00, CNC= Php 1,040.00.
Q: Is there any way not to be penalized with the amount of 50,000 for existing projects operating without ECC?
A: No. However, the P50, 000.00 is set as reduced at the discretion of the Secretary, the EMB Director, or the RD, considering the circumstances of each case, i.e. impact of the violation on the environment.
Q: Whose name should be inputted under Project Proponent?
A: Proponent Name should be of the project owner proprietor or company.
Q: How long is the processing of ECC/CNC?
A: Proponent Name should be of the project owner proprietor or company.
Q: Does the EMB conduct on-site inspection during the application of the proposed project?
A:Yes, whenever inspection on-site is needed.
Q: Q: What is the difference between ECC and CNC?
A: ECC is the certificate issued to projects covered under the PEISS based on the EMB MC 2014-005, while CNC is a certificate that the proponent may secure forproject not covered under the PEISS or not required to secure ECC.
Q: When was the implementation of ECC since on the past years theLGU didn’t require them to secure ECC/CNC?
A:The Presidential Decree No. 1586 was approved on June 11, 1978.
Q: What are the requirements for ECC and CNC applications?
A: CNC Requirements:
Valid Government ID
Notarized Accountability Statement
Recent photos of the project area
Site Development Plan and PAMB clearance (for projects within NIPAS)
Duly Notarized Accountability Statement of the Proponent
Environmental Impact and Management Plan
Geotagged Photos of Project Site (GEOCAM FREE on Play Store)
Topographic Map of Impact/Affected Areas (Google Earth)
Certification from LGU on the compatibility of the proposed Project with existing land use plan (Locational/Zoning Clearance)
Organizational Chart In-charge on Environmental Concerns
Proof of authority (land title, deed of absolute sale, etc.)
Affidavit of No Complaint / Barangay Resolution – Interposing No Objection
Site Development and/or Vicinity Map (Signed by Registered Professionals)
roject/Plant layout (Signed by Registered Professionals)
Schematic Diagram of Wastewater Treatment Facility – if applicable
Schematic Diagram of Air Pollution Control Facility – if applicable
SEC or DTI certificates, if applicable
Special Power of Attorney, if applicable
Q: Is the approved CNC/ECCgenerated by the online system the true copy of CNC/ECC?
Q: What will happen to the CNC application received prior to the updated CNC online system in the case that the proponent had already paid the processing fee but can’t upload the bank receipt copy because the new system won’t accept it?
A: The proponent may apply again for a CNC using the same bank receipt.
Q: Is there an amendment for projects with CNC?
A: No. The proponent shall have to secure another CNC or advice to secure ECC depending on the proposed amendment
Q: What is the difference between Zoning Certificate and Certification from LGU on the compatibility of the proposed project with the existing land use plan?
A: : Zoning Certificate certifies the land use classification of a specific lot area. However, the requirement for ECC is a certification or maybe a Zoning certificate from the concerned LGU specifying in the certificate that the proposed project is compatible with the existing land use plan.
Q: Which is most required, Brgy. Resolution Interposing No Objection or Affidavit on No Complaint? Will the Affidavit of No Complaint be enough?
A: Either one of the two is accepted. Just make sure that the Barangay Resolution is updated and Affidavit is executed by the owner or the authorized representative of the company.
Q: Is ECC a PERMIT?
A: No. ECC is a set of conditionalities that the proponent will have to comply after its issuance.
Q: Does ECC/CNC has an expiry/validity? If yes, is it renewable?
A: No. However, for project issued with ECC not operated after five years from the issuance without submission of Compliance Monitoring Report (CMR) is considered null and void.
Q: Q: Is there a need to conduct a Public Scoping activity for EIS-based projects during this emergency health crisis?
A: Yes, consistent with DAO 2017-15, but the proponent may conduct the scoping through virtual meeting or onsite strictly observing social distancing. New guidelines will be released soon.
Q: Project threshold/coverage for specific projects (e.g. Poultry, Building, Processing, etc.)
A: Project coverage is based on EMB MC 2014-005 “Revised Guidelines for Coverage Screening and Standardized Requirements under Philippine Environmental Impact Statement System (PEISS)”.
Q: How many days will be added to the 20-day processing timeframe for projects with on-going case/violation?
A: Depending on the frequency of the proponent in completion of its commitment.
Q: Questions related to ECC additional requirements
A: The following must be secured as additional requirement for specific projects:
PAMB Clearance – for projects located within protected areas
RSGA- for quarry projects
GSSR/EGGAR- for subdivision/condominium projects
FLA/Provisional Permit- for projects using foreshore
Ore Supply Contract- for mineral processing projects
Valid Wood Supply Contract- for wood processing projects
Q: What will be the next step after receiving the approved ECC?
A: The downloaded ECC must be printed and notarized. The ECC notarized copy must be uploaded again in the ECC online system.
Q: How to input geographical coordinates in the ECC online system?
A: There should be at least three coordinates inputted in the ECC online using degree-minutes-seconds or decimal degrees coordinates.
Q: Will Tax Declaration suffice as proof of authority over the project area?
A: Tax Declaration must be supported with other legal documents showing the authority of the proponent over the project area such as land title, deed of Absolute Sale, Memorandum of Agreement, etc.
Q: My project falls under Category D based on MC 2014-005, but I am located in a Protected Area. What should I secure?
A: MC 2020-24 provides that CNC could be issued to project within Protected Area with PAMB Clearance as one of the requirement in line with Rule 12.2of DAO 2019-05.
Q: My project is located in an ancestral domain, what should I secure?
A: Projects listed in Table 1 of EMB MC 2014-005 within ancestral domains are considered in an Environmentally Critical Area (ECA)where an ECC is required.
Q: Will my documents in CNC be validated after uploading?
A: Yes. And any misrepresentation shall be construed as violation as provided in EMB MC 2020-24.
Q: I want to increase my project production capacity, what should I secure and how will I secure it?
A: If the proposed increase exceeds the coverage thresholds, an EPRMP must be submitted to EMB XI Office. If the total production rate is still within the threshold, a major amendment must be applied through the ECC online system.
Q: I just bought a warehouse/manufacturing plant/gasoline station with an issued ECC, what should I do next?
A: Apply for ECC Transfer of Ownership at EMB XI Office.
POA ONLINE APPLICATION FAQS
Q: What is the difference between Authorized Capital and Paid up Capital in the General Information of Application Form?
A: Authorized Capital is the amount of capital stock that a corporation is authorized to issue under the terms of its charter.Paid-up capital is the amount of money a company has received from shareholders in exchange for shares of stock.
Q: What to do/select if the firm does not fall in the options on the Nature of Ownership? (e.g. Cooperative, Government Agency)
A: Select the option you deem closest to the Nature of Ownership of your firm.
Q: What APSI type to select for gensets?
A: Select “Electric Furnaces and Ovens”.
Q: How to identify the Source Classification (whether Small, Medium, Large or Exempted from Stack Testing) of APSI?
A: Based on EMB MC 2007-003 or Policy on Compliance and Permitting for Industrial Facilities Relating to Air Quality,
Large Source is defined as:
A boiler rated at 251 HP or greater;
A diesel generator rated at 1,250 kW or greater (regardless of its frequency of operation);
Any other source that has the potential to emit 100 tonnes or more per year of an air pollutant regulated under the Clean Air Act.
A boiler rated at 100 to 250 HP;
A diesel generator rated at 600 to 1,249 kW (regardless of its frequency of operation);
Any other source that has the potential to emit at least 30 tonnes, but less than 100 tonnes per year, of an air pollutant regulated under the Clean Air Act.
A boiler rated at 99 HP;
A diesel generator rated at 599 kW or less (regardless of its frequency of operation);
Any other source that has the potential to emit at least 10 tonnes, but less than 30 tonnes per year, of an air pollutant regulated under the Clean Air Act.
WASTE WATER DISCHARGE PERMIT(WDP) FAQS
1. Content of engineer’s report:
A: Engineer’s Report with at least containing the following:
Signed by PME/ChE/Sanitary Engr./Accredited PCO
Name of project or business;
Brief description of manufacturing process involved;
Production capacity, quality or volume and the generic name of the products;
TThe nature and character of the applicant’s wastewater and its physical and chemical composition;
Total daily volume of discharge of raw wastewater;
Treatment process and estimated treatment efficiency; The expected quality of the effluent and other discharge shall meet the Effluent standards of the DENR;
The name of receiving body of water and its official water classification and in case of land discharge, the nearest receiving body of water and its official water classification;
Information on flow measurement equipment and procedure;
Pollution prevention/Environmental Management System plan or program;
DENR ID Number as hazardous waste generator (if applicable); and
State the cost incurred in the installation and maintenance of wastewater treatment facility; if any
B: Drawing requirements in 50cm x 90cm paper signed and sealed by the PME/ChE/Sanitary Engr.
Vicinity Map of the Plant;
The wastewater line layout from the wastewater sources to the WTF; and
Plan and elevation drawings of the WTF as built with complete specifications.
2. If with discharge, what parameters should be tested?
Answer: Refer to Table 8 of DAO 2016-08
3. Where can we submit our effluent sample for laboratory analysis?