POLLUTION CONTROL OFFICER (PCO) FAQ’S
3 years from the date of issuance
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.
Categorization is based on Sec 5 of DAO 2014-02 and shall be assessed based on inspection and/or documents submitted.
Please refer to Section 6 of DAO 2014-02: Qualifications for PCOs
Online PCO application for accreditation follows that of the manual submission in the regional Office. However, first time applicants through online are required to start as “NEW” application and must submit documents for future references
For PCOs of companies with multiple installations, please refer to Section 7.1 of DAO 2014-02. A letter of request must be submitted (with corresponding details needed for categorization of your establishment) to EMB for assessment
I am the managing head of our establishment and our PCO has recently resigned. Am I allowed to submit our SMR?
Section 9 of DAO 2014-02: New PCO in Case of Resignation/Termination states that: The Managing Head shall act as interim PCO in cases that the PCO resigns (for 30 days from the date of resignation)
MH shall be agreed by both parties. PCO shall be agreed also as long as the basic qualification and minimum competency requirement based on the category of establishment are complied.
The link for PCO accreditation is (r11online.emb.gov.ph/pco)
If the installation operates on its own with management in each branch, a PCO per location shall be required by the regional director. More details should be provided during application for assessment prior to accreditation.
The company has multiple stations or installations within a City, example there are three station/installation wherein each is different in category. Does each station/installation need an additional PCO or does the PCO assigned to the highest category station/installation suffice?
Referring to DENR Administrative Order (DAO) 2014-02 Section 7.1: PCO for Companies with Multiple Installations, “For companies with multiple installations (e.g. telecommunication companies, transmission substation, distribution substation, water pumping station, sewage/septage treatment facilities, etc.) at different locations, a minimum of one PCO per region shall be required by the Regional Director.” Additionally, for each installation with wastewater, discharge greater than 30 cu. m/day or emission that requires testing per EMB MC 2007-003, a separate PCO shall be required by the regional Director.
For Pollution Control Officer Accreditation for Davao Region: Only EMB cashier payment is the current available mode of payment
15 working days upon the completion of all requirements including uploading of official receipt of payment
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (EIA) FAQ’S
A: ECC= 20 working days, CNC= 7 working days.
ECC= Php 5,070.00, CNC= Php 1,040.00.
Is there any way not to be penalized with the amount of 50,000 for existing projects operating without ECC?
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.
ECC= Php 5,070.00, CNC= Php 1,040.00.
Proponent Name should be of the project owner proprietor or company.
Yes, whenever inspection on-site is needed
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.
When was the implementation of ecc since on the past years thelgu didn’t require them to secure ECC/CNC?
The Presidential Decree No. 1586 was approved on June 11, 1978.
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)
- Project Description
- Duly Notarized Accountability Statement of the Proponent
- Environmental Impact and Management Plan
- Abandonment Information
- Project Components
- 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
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?
The proponent may apply again for a CNC using the same bank receipt.
No. The proponent shall have to secure another CNC or advice to secure ECC depending on the proposed amendment
What is the difference between zoning certificate and certification from lgu on the compatibility of the proposed project with the existing land use plan?
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.
Which is most required, brgy. resolution interposing no objection or affidavit on no complaint? will the affidavit of no complaint be enough?
Affidavit of No Complaint is required which should be executed by the project owner or the authorized representative of the company.
No. ECC is a set of conditionalities that the proponent will have to comply after its issuance.
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.
Is there a need to conduct a public scoping activity for eis-based projects during this emergency health crisis?
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.
Project coverage is based on EMB MC 2014-005 “Revised Guidelines for Coverage Screening and Standardized Requirements under Philippine Environmental Impact Statement System (PEISS)”.
How many days will be added to the 20-day processing timeframe for projects with on-going case/violation?
Depending on the frequency of the proponent in completion of its commitment.
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
The downloaded ECC must be printed and notarized. The ECC notarized copy must be uploaded again in the ECC online system.
There should be at least three coordinates inputted in the ECC online using degree-minutes-seconds or decimal degrees coordinates.
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.
My project falls under category d based on mc 2014-005, but i am located in a protected area. what should i secure?
MC 2020-26 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
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.
Yes. And any misrepresentation shall be construed as a violation as provided in EMB MC 2020-24.
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.
I just bought a warehouse/manufacturing plant/gasoline station with an issued ecc, what should i do next?
Apply for ECC Transfer of Ownership at EMB XI Office
POA ONLINE APPLICATION FAQ’S
What is the difference between Authorized Capital and Paid up Capital in the General Information of Application Form?
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.
What to do/select if the firm does not fall in the options on the Nature of Ownership? (e.g. Cooperative, Government Agency)
Select the option you deem closest to the Nature of Ownership of your firm.
Select “Electric Furnaces and Ovens”
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.
Exempted from Source Emission Testing:
- Boilers rated at less than 50 HP;
- Diesel generators rated at less than 300 kW; and
- Other sources that have the potential to emit less that 10 tonnes per year of an air pollutant regulated under the Clean Air Act.
WASTE WATER DISCHARGE PERMIT (WDP) FAQ’S
A. Engineer’s Report with at least containing the following:
o – Signed by PME/ChE/Sanitary Engr./Accredited PCO
o – Name of project or business;
o – Brief description of manufacturing process involved;
o – Production capacity, quality or volume and the generic name of the products;
o – The nature and character of the applicant’s wastewater and its physical and chemical composition;
o – Total daily volume of discharge of raw wastewater;
o – Treatment process and estimated treatment efficiency; The expected quality of the effluent and other discharge shall meet the Effluent standards of the DENR;
o – The total daily volume of water consumption and discharge of final treated wastewater effluent;
o – 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;
o – Information on flow measurement equipment and procedure;
o – Pollution prevention/Environmental Management System plan or program;
o – DENR ID Number as hazardous waste generator (if applicable); and
o – 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.
o – Vicinity Map of the Plant;
o – The wastewater line layout from the wastewater sources to the WTF; and
o – Plan and elevation drawings of the WTF as built with complete specifications.
Refer to Table 8 of DAO 2016-08