Aiming for more efficient implementation and monitoring on clients’ environmental compliances, the Environmental Management Bureau – 7 through its Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Section held a three-day activity on June 8-10, 2022 discussing necessary revisions and implementation guidelines of the Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC).
ECC is one of the most critical certificates issued by the EMB which would certify that a proposed project or undertaking will not cause significant negative impact to the environment.
On the first two days, the EIA organized a forum with the Office’s Environmental Monitoring and Enforcement Division (EMED) to thoroughly discuss the ECC conditions and check if necessary revisions are needed based on the experience of both evaluator of the applications and the monitoring personnel.
These ECC conditions were carefully reviewed since these are the guidelines given to the proponent for them to follow and ensure that environmental health is maintained and not harmed during their project’s lifetime.
On the third day, two other vital Government Agencies, namely the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) were invited to discuss necessary guidelines under their mandates that are related to the issuance of ECC.
EMB-7 Director Maribel Munsayac said that as one Office, it is important that the different EMB-7 Divisions, along with other concerned government agencies, work hand in hand to ensure that the Office’s actions work as a whole for environmental protection.