EMB LAUNCHES NEW AND IMPROVED OPMS PTO VERSION 2.0

As part of its commitment of promoting environmental protection, particularly addressing air pollution and, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB) has launched the new and improved Permit to Operate (PTO) Air Pollution Source Equipment and Installation Version 2.0, as part of its Online Permitting and Monitoring Systems on August 18, 2021.


NO REIMBURSEMENT OF FINES AND PENALTIES – DENR-EMB

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) – Environmental Management Bureau clarifies with industry stakeholders that the imposed fines and penalties in violation of DENR Administrative Order 2016-08 are pursuant to existing environmental regulations.


  DENR-EMB RECOGNIZES ‘GAME CHANGER’ COMMUNITIES

The Department of the Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)—through its Environmental Management Bureau (EMB)—has given recognition to public and private organizations for their environmental initiatives at the 1st Game Changer Communities Award.


EMB HOLDS ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS EDUCATION FOR NEW EMPLOYEES

New employees of the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) undergo environmental laws education to facilitate a basic understanding of the mandates of the institution and environmental management.


DENR ANTI-LEAD POLICY BAGS SPECIAL AWARD IN FUTURE POLICY AWARD 2021 PRINT

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has won the Special Award for its policy on lead in paint in the Future Policy Award 2021—dubbed as the “Oscar on Best Policies.”


DENR-EMB IN PARTNERSHIP WITH JUNK NOT! REVIVES THE ART OF UPCYCLING IN COMMUNITIES

In celebration of the Philippine Environment Month, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) – Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) revives the art of upcycling through a community livelihood training in Barangay San Agustin, Novaliches, Quezon City last June 8, June 15, and June 16, 2021. Hosted in Zoom, “For the Love of Junk: Community Livelihood Training.”


DENR’S LEAD IN PAINT POLICY SHORTLISTED FOR PRESTIGIOUS FUTURE POLICY AWARD 2021

A policy solution being implemented by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to effectively minimize the adverse effects of chemical exposure on human health and the environment has been named as one of the top candidates for the Future Policy Award 2021.


TOP CANDIDATES FOR THE FUTURE POLICY AWARDS 2021 ON PROTECTION FROM HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS ANNOUNCED

Policies from Colombia, Cuba, Denmark, Ethiopia, India, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Sweden, and the USA are shortlisted for the Oscar on Best Policies.


EMB ADOPTS PROCEDURAL MANUAL ON DATA HANDLING PROTOCOLS FOR CRITERIA AIR POLLUTANTS

The Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) adopts the Procedural Manual on Data Handling Protocols for Criteria Air Pollutants, as mandated by EMB Memorandum Circular No 2021-07, issued on May 03, 2021.


EMB ADOPTS MANUAL FOR SITING AND DESIGN OF AIR QUALITY MONITORING STATIONS

The Environmental Management Bureau will be adopting a Manual for Siting and Design of Air Quality Monitoring Stations in the Philippines, as mandated by EMB Memorandum Circular No 2021-06, issued on May 03, 2021.


DENR-EMB HOSTS MIND YOUR BUSINESS, AN ENVIPRENEURSHIP WEBINAR

In celebration of Earth Day 2021, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources thru the Environmental Management Bureau recently hosted an “Envipreneurship Webinar” entitled, Mind Your Business. Launched on Zoom and Facebook Live, the 3-hour webinar highlighted the importance of environmental sustainability in business, especially in MSMEs.


EMB NCR CONDUCTS MEETING AND ONSITE INSPECTION OF SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT WITH PARTICIPATING OFFICES

MANILA, Philippines – EMB Director and concurrent EMB NCR Regional Director, Engr. William P. Cuñado and EMB NCR personnel led the onsite STP inspection and meeting for the Manila Bay Rehabilitation Proposed Plans and Activities at the Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) at Manila Yacht Club, Roxas Boulevard on Friday, April 23.


EMB’S POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYL (PCB) TREATMENT FACILITY RESUMES OPERATIONS TODAY, 12 APRIL 2021

DENR-EMB’s Non-Combustion Destruction Facility for Persistent Organic Pollutants (Non-Com POPs Facility), located in Mariveles, Bataan, resumes PCB treatment operations today, 12 April 2021—after a facility upgrade with the support of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).


EMB UNDERSCORES CRUCIAL ROLE OF ACADEME IN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND MANAGEMENT MEETS WITH BOARD MEMBERS

The Environmental Management Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (EMB-DENR), in a recent meeting with the board members of the Philippine Association of Tertiary Level Education Institutions in Environmental Protection (PATLEPAM) renewed discussion to identify sustainable environmental projects, activities, and research.


DENR-EMB CENTRAL OFFICE WEBSITE LAUNCHES ITS GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT CORNER

March 8, 2021 – In celebration of Women’s Month and International Women’s Day, the EMB Central Office launches its Gender and Development Corner in the official website.


EMB TO ESTABLISH ITS NATIONAL AIR QUALITY NETWORK OPERATION CENTER

The Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) is establishing a system which will act as a central repository of all data and information related to industrial emissions of firms with Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems (CEMS) / Continuous Opacity Monitoring System (COMS). Through the Air Quality Network Operation Center, the Bureau aims to monitor the compliance of industries through transmission of air quality data in real time.

Click to see the list of Firms with CEMS/COMS


FRAUD ADVISORY

We have received reports that unscrupulous persons are misrepresenting some officials and employees of the Environmental Management Bureau and are asking for donations and/or solicitations. Please be informed that such solicitations are fraudulent and, UNAUTHORIZED / ILLEGAL.


CONDUCT OF SEMINAR-WORKSHOP ON EMISSION INVENTORY (STATIONARY, MOBILE, AREA) AND AIR DISPERSION MODELLING FOR EMB PERSONNEL

To support the capacity building for EMB Regional Offices (EMB ROs), the DENR Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) has successfully held the Seminar – Workshop on Emission Inventory (Stationary, Mobile, Area) and Air Dispersion Modelling for Region IX Personnel through Microsoft Teams Virtual platform last December 14-15, 2021. The workshop was hosted by EMB Central Office-Air Quality Management Section and attended by EMB Region IX technical staffs from Environmental Monitoring and Enforcement Division (EMED) with participation from EMB Central Offices Environmental Impact Assessment and Management Division (EIAMD).


EMB ANNOUNCES NEWLY-APPOINTED DIRECTOR

EMB announces newly appointedDirector William Cuñado Newly appointedDirector IV of the Environmental Management Bureau Central Office, Engr. William Cuñado, takes his oath of office before DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu on Tuesday, January 26, 2021. Director Cuñado joined the EMB Central Office family last October 29, 2019. Prior to that, Director Cuñado served as regional director for EMB-Region 7 since 2013. Congratulations, D! 


 EMB WELCOMES NEWLY-APPOINTED REGIONAL DIRECTOR MARTIN DESPI

The newly appointed Director II of the Environmental Management Bureau, Mr. Martin Jose Valentino Despi paid a courtesy call with EMB Director, Engr. William P. Cunado and OIC-Assistant Director, Engr. Vizminda A. Osorio accompanied by Mr. Joamil Salino, Chief of Staff of Assistant Secretary Joan Lagunda.


DENR TO GIVE OUT SHREDDER-COMPOSTER MACHINES TO 178 MANILA BAY LGUS IN 2021

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is targeting in 2021 to provide each of the 178 local government units (LGUs) within the Manila Bay region with industrial-grade shredder-composter machines to help them comply with Republic Act 9003, or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000.


YOUNG DYNAMIC ENVIRONMENTALISTS RECOGNIZED AS EMB ‘YOUTH ENVI ICONS’

The Environmental Management Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (EMB-DENR) recently named three Filipino youth leaders as ‘Youth Envi Icons’ for demonstrating leadership and promoting meaningful crusades in environmental management and protection.


NATIONAL POLICY, REGULATORY FRAMEWORK ALREADY IN PLACE FOR E-WASTE MANAGEMENT, EMB ANNOUNCED

The Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources said the national policy and regulatory framework for the management of electronic waste or e-waste have long been in place.


DENR EMB CONDUCTED THE 4TH QUARTER CY 2020 ANTI-SMOKE BELCHING UNIT (ASBU) COORDINATION ONLINE MEETING VIA MICROSOFT TEAMS

As part of the strengthening of the campaign against smoke belching vehicles, the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) hosted an online conference meeting between EMB Air Quality Management Section (AQMS) and Anti-Smoke Belching Units (ASBU) of all Local Government Units (LGUs) for the 4th Quarter CY 2020 on November 11, 2020 via Microsoft Teams.


PATLEPAM COMMEMORATES 25th YEAR WITH ONLINE FORUM ON ENVIRONMENT SUSTAINABLE RECOVERY POST PANDEMIC

The Philippine Association of Tertiary Level Educational Institutions in Environmental Protection and Management (PATLEPAM) celebrates its 25th anniversary with an online forum in collaboration with the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) and the Climate Change Service (CCS) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).


 DENR-EMB LEADS TRIPLE ENVIRONMENTAL CELEBRATIONS IN NOVEMBER

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB) brings to the fore the importance of environmental awareness as it leads the celebration of three environmental events this month.


EMB MEETS RIGOROUS INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS FOR QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, ACHIEVES ISO 9001:2015 CERTIFICATION

The Environmental Management Bureau-Central Office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (EMB-DENR) announced that it has earned International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 certification for Quality Management System (QMS), after an extensive audit of the bureau’s internal operations.


DENR ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER ON ESTABLISHING BREAKPOINTS FOR PM2.5 AIR QUALITY INDEX REVIEWED AND APPROVED BY DENR

In compliance with RA 8749 or the Philippine Clean Air Act of 1999, as well as Section 2 of DENR Administrative Order (DAO) 2000-81 or the Review of Air Quality Guideline Values, the Environmental Management Bureau-Department of Environment and Natural Resources (EMB-DENR), together with its created Technical Working Group (TWG) reviewed the Particulate Matter 2.5 (PM2.5) Air Quality Index (AQI) Breakpoints.


CIMATU WARNS VS HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS CONTAINING HFCS

Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu is urging Filipino consumers to avoid using household products containing hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which are considered the fastest-growing greenhouse gases (GHG) that contribute significantly to climate change.


EMB CONDUCTS FIRST ONLINE QUIZ BEE IN CELEBRATION OF THE WORLD OZONE PROTECTION DAY

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Environmental Management Bureau amplifies its support to the global celebration of the World Ozone Day through the “Get in the Zone to Save the Ozone: GreenviroGames Online Quiz Bee” held last October 6 & 7, 2020.


 DENR-EMB SEEKS TO OBTAIN ISO/IEC 17025:2017 ACCREDITATION

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB) led by the Environmental Research and Laboratory Services Division (ERLSD) took the first step to prepare EMB laboratories nationwide to be accredited by the Philippine Accreditation Bureau (PAB) to ISO/IEC 17025:2017, or the General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories.


HIGH-LEVEL SEMINAR ON ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE CITIES CONCLUDED

Influential policymakers, experts, and environmental practitioners from East and Southeast Asia concluded the two-day virtual forum on September 28-29, 2020 to share initiatives, opportunities, practical cooperation and collaboration on sustainable city development.


PH TO HOST A HIGH-LEVEL MEET ON ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE CITIES

The Philippines will host this September 29-30  an international conference dedicated to promoting urban environmental sustainability. The 11th High-Level Seminar on Environmentally Sustainable Cities will take place via Zoom and will be hosted by the Environmental Management Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources as the co-organizer together with the Ministry of Environment of Japan and Institute of Global Environmental Strategies.



DENR EMB JOINS THE 35TH CELEBRATION OF THE WORLD OZONE PROTECTION DAY   

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB) joins the global celebration of the 35 years of the Vienna Convention and the ozone layer protection on September 16.


DENR-EMB CONDUCTS WEBINAR-TRAINING ON CONTINUOUS EMISSION MONITORING SYSTEMS FOR LUZON CLUSTER REGIONAL OFFICES

As part of the continuous implementation of the Philippine Clean Air Act of 1999 (Republic Act 8749), the Department of Environment and Natural Resources- Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB) through its Air Quality Management Section (AQMS), conducted a Webinar-Training on Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems (CEMS) on September 4, 2020.


DENR-EMB CELEBRATES THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL DAY OF CLEAN AIR FOR BLUE SKIES

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB), joins the rest of the world in celebrating the first International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies today (September 7).


 WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DAY HIGHLIGHTS ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION TO SAFEGUARD PUBLIC HEALTH FROM PANDEMIC

Celebrated every year on September 26, World Environmental Health Day (WEHD), underscores the relevance and importance of environmental health to prevent the spread of pandemic diseases or of today’s most pressing issue on COVID-19 transmission.


EMB PAYS TRIBUTE TO OUTGOING CHIEF, RENATO CRUZ ON HIS RETIREMENT

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Environmental Management Bureau   (DENR-EMB) led by its OIC-Director William P. Cuñado and Assistant Director Vizminda A. Osorio pays tribute to the Chief of the Environmental Quality Management Division (EQMD), Renato “Boss Ato” Cruz who just retired from service after 43 years. 


DENR EMB ROLLS OUT NEW ONLINE SYSTEM TO MONITOR LGU COMPLIANCE WITH SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT LAW

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB) has rolled out its enhanced online monitoring system to efficiently track compliance of local government units (LGUs) to the country’s solid waste management law. EMB Director William Cuñado said the agency is tapping 307 environmental monitoring and enforcement officers (ENMOs) assigned all over the country to use the new system of reporting which, he said, is “simpler and faster than the previous method.”


DENR EMB WEBSITE GETS A NEW LOOK

We are excited to announce the launch of the Environmental Management Bureau’s redesigned website www.emb.gov.phto be rolled out on July 31, 2020. Aside from information updates, the EMB website is also faster, easier to navigate and more user-friendly. Check out the following features.


CONSULTATION ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF NATIONAL AIR QUALITY STATUS REPORT 2016-2018

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), through the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB), facilitated the online consultation on 05 June 2020 on the development of National Air Quality Status Report.The consultation served as avenue for the government agencies to incorporate their accomplishments and challenges in the implementation of the Philippine Clean Air Actin the draft National Air Quality Status Report 2016-2018.


NATIONAL AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT TRAINING WORKSHOP FOR POLICY UPDATES AND ONLINE PERMITTING AND MONITORING SYSTEM (OPMS)

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), through the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB), facilitated the National Air Quality Management Training Workshop for Policy Updates and Online Permitting and Monitoring System (OPMS) on 02-06March2020.The workshop aims to assess and improve the OPMS functionality prior to its implementation. The EMB Region 3 –Regional Director welcomed participants from the EMB Regional Offices.


DENR-EMB CONDUCTED TWO-DAY VIDEO CONFERENCE PRESENTATION OF NEW FEATURES AND FINAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE PRE-LAUNCH OF PERMIT TO OPERATE (PTO) THROUGH THE ONLINE PERMITTING AND MONITORING SYSTEM (OPMS)FOR EMB REGIONAL OFFICES

As part of the support to ‘social distancing’ measures and response to counter measure the spread of COVID-19, EMB seeks for immediate implementation of the online transactions for EMB Regional Offices specifically for applications for Permit to Operate Air Pollution Source Installation/Equipment. For the implementation of the EMB MC 2020-17 also known as “Guidelines for Issuance of Permit to Operate (PTO) for Air Pollution Source Installation or Equipment (APSI/APSE) through the Online Permitting and Monitoring System (OPMS)” and in preparation for the OPMS-PTO to be fully operational to the public, DENR Environmental Management Bureau-Air Quality Management Section (EMB-AQMS) has successfully held a two (2) day Video Conference Meeting for the Presentation of New Features and Final Arrangements for the pre-launch of Permit To Operate (PTO) through the Online Permitting And Monitoring System (OPMS) for EMB Regional Offices via Microsoft Teams on May 11 –12, 2020.