Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) System in the Philippines, officially referred to as the Philippine EIS System (PEISS), was established under Presidential Decree (PD) 1586 on 11 June 1978. Section 4 of PD 1586 provides that no person, partnership or corporation shall undertake or operate any such declared environmentally critical project or area without first securing an Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC). Full implementation of the PEISS transpired after the issuance of Presidential Proclamation 2146 in 1981 where the technical definition of Environmentally Critical Projects (ECPs) and Environmentally Critical Areas (ECAs) was provided.

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Public Hearing Announcements
CNC Application and Processing Made Easier Online
Posted on Monday, 02 January 2015

Starting February 02, 2015, the Processing of the Certificate of Non-Coverage (CNC) Applications for Category D Projects, can now be processed and issued online. This is pursuant to the Environmental Management Bureau Memorandum Circular 2015-003. >>>readmore

EMB Director issues Additional Requirements for Major Mining Projects
Posted on Thursday, 16 October 2014
The EMB-OIC Director, issued a Memorandum on October 15, 2014 directing the EIAMD to require submission of Mining Project Feasibility Study and complete final exlporation report prior to the conduct of any technical scoping for major mining projecrts. The findings on the abovementioned report shall be considered and integrated in the preparation of EIA Report. This is to ensure accurate assessment of environmental impacts and institute practical and credible mitigating measures. >>> readmore