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.

Milestone Events

Orientation for EIA Individual Preparer and Consulting Firms
Created on 15 July 2014

  The Orientation on the Registry System for EIA Practitioners, the Integration of DRR/CCA in EIA and other updates held on 11 July 2014 at Sulo Riviera Hotel was attended by 130 individual preparers as well as representatives from various EIA Consulting Firms.

The said orientation was held to promote common understanding and appreciation of the role/function of EIA Individual and Firm Preparers in the Philippine EIS System...
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Orientation for EIA Review Committee Members and Resource Person

Created on Monday 15 July 2014
  Pursuant to EMB Memorandum Circular 2013-003 the conduct of an Orientation on the Registry System for EIA Practitioners, the Integration of DRR/CCA in EIA, other updates and Oathtaking Ceremonies on 10 July 2014 was spearheaded by the EMB-EIA and Management Division at Sulo Riviera Hotel, Quezon City. The participants were the 2nd batch of EIA Review Committee Members and Resource Persons. >>read more

Workshop on the Additional Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA)-Enhanced EIA Guidelines

Created on Thursday, 24 April 2014
  The Environmental Management Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural  Resources, through its Environmental Impact Assessment and Management (EIAM) Division, conducted a workshop on the additional Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA)-enhanced EIS Screening Forms and IEE Checklist Report Forms last  April 3-4, 2014 at the BSA Twin Towers-Condominium Hotel, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City.
The event was participated by representatives from all EMB Regional Offices nationwide. Through EMB Memorandum Circular 2011-005, disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) are promoted at the project level and thus, provides guidance to project proponents in integrating said concerns in the project planning stage. >>read more...

EMB Establishes Registry System for Environmental Impact Assessment Practitioners

Created on Monday, 21 April 2014



The EMB held an "Orientation/Workshop on the Establishment of the Registry System for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Reviewers and Resource Persons, with Oathtaking Ceremonies" at David's Tea House, Visayas Avenue, Quezon City on April 01, 2014. >>read more...
                                                                                                                                                    
1st National Convention on the Philippine Environmental Impact Statement System (PEISS)
Created on Wednesday, 20 July 2013


The first national convention on the Philippine Environmental Impact Statement System (PEISS) was successfully held last June 19-21, 2013 at the Manila Hotel. Over 600 participants from the private sector, EIA Practitioners, national and local government, academe, non-government  organizations,  people’s organizations,  some international  EIA Practitioners  and  development  agencies  attended  the 3-day gathering.
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