Policy Forum/Consultation for the Amendment of the
Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 (RA9003)
and its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR)
A series of policy forum/consultation for the amendment of RA9003 and its IRR is currently being conducted by the National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC) through the Environmental Management Bureau. In the National Solid Waste Management Strategy (2012-2016) prepared and adopted by the NSWMC, Bridging Policy Gaps and Harmonizing Policies was one of the components identified as priority that needs to be addressed to facilitate compliance of LGUs and other stakeholders to the RA 9003.
The objective of the policy forum/consultation is for the participants to have a common knowledge about policy gaps on RA9003, to have a shared understanding of the current policy/guidelines issued in support to the implementation of RA9003 and its IRR and for participants to agree on certain recommendations to be incorporated to the proposed amendment of the RA 9003 and its IRR.
July 23-24, 2014 at Crowne Regency Hotel in Cebu City
Participants from Region 6, 7, 8 and 9
August 7-8 2014 at Majarajah Hotel in Angeles City
Participants from Regions 1, 2, 3 and CAR
August 21-22, 2014 at Marco Polo Hotel in Davao City
Participants from Regions 10, 11, 12, CARAGA and ARMM
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The 4th forum/consultation will be held on September 24-25, 2014 at Heritage Hotel, City of Manila for participants coming from Region 4a, 4b, 5 and NCR.
The 2-day event started with a report from the OIC Executive Director of the NSWMCS, Engr. Eligio T. Ildefonso, on compliance updates for the participating regions on four major mandatory requirements of the law: Creation of the Boards and Committees, Formulation/updating of the 10 year SWM Plans, Establishment of MRFs, and use of appropriate disposal facilities.
Members of the NSWMC also reported on the Forum Rationale, Policy Modification Process and Policy updates. Following the plenary are breakout sessions for: a) institutional structures, arrangements and mechanisms, b) technical mechanisms and requirements, c) financial mechanisms, d) enforcement mechanisms.
Following the policy forum/consultations, the NSWMCS shall spearhead the following: development of new guidelines/policies, drafting of revisions of RA 9003 and its IRR, final review of proposed amendments and submission to appropriate agencies for adoption.