Welcome to the page of the Chemical Management Section (CMS)! Our section has the following mandates under Title II of RA 6969:

◘ Inventory of chemicals and chemical substances currently used in, manufactured in, and imported to the Philippines, and update the Philippine Inventory of Chemical and Chemical Substances (PICCS).

◘ Update the list of chemical substances that DENR-EMB determines to pose potentially unreasonable risk to public health, to work place, and to the environment, then register importers, users, and manufacturers of these chemicals through the Priority Chemical List (PCL).

◘ Evaluate the safety of notified new chemicals and chemical substances by requiring prior notification of new chemical substances to be manufactured in or imported to the Philippines; developed a Pre-Manufacture Pre-Importation Notification (PMPIN) process and procedure.

◘ Regulate, limit, gradually phase out, or ban those chemical substances that are determined to pose unreasonable risks to public health and environment through issuance of Chemical Control Order (CCO).

◘ Educate and inform the public on the hazards and unreasonable risks in the manufacture, handling, storage, transport, processing, distribution, use and disposal of toxic chemicals.

Chemical Management Section
Environmental Quality Managament Division
Environmental Management Bureau

Draft Policies for Public Comments

2. Polymers and Polymer of Low Concern (PLC) Exemption from the Pre-Manufacture and Pre-Importation Notification (PMPIN) process
3. Clarification to the Registration and Licensing Requirements for Chemical Control Order (CCO) for Cyanide And Cyanide Compounds Under DENR AO 97-39
4. Chemical Control Order for Cadmium and Cadmium Compounds
Comments may be sent at chemicals.emb.gov.ph

Current Events

FAQ: Lead Acid Batteries

The Environmental Management Bureau has issued a letter on 31 March 2014 to the Bureau of Customs regarding the importation of Lead Acid Batteries. The letter can be seen here. It is clarified in this letter that importation of Lead Acid batteries is not covered under the Chemical Control Order of Lead and Lead Compounds continue reading : FAQ: Lead Acid Batteries


Clarification on Permitting Regulations

The Environmental Management Bureau has issued a Memorandum Circular with regard to Permitting Regulations for Small Quantity Importation (SQI), Pre-Manufacture Pre-Importation Notification (PMPIN), Priority Chemical List (PCL) and Chemical Control Orders (CCO). It is clarified in this Memorandum on which permits an applicant shall apply, specially if the chemical(s) involved are under different permitting requirements. continue reading : Clarification on Permitting Regulations


Attention: PCL Chemicals for Laboratory Use

The Environmental Management Bureau has issued a Memorandum Circular with regard to Laboratory Use of Priority Chemical List (PCL) chemicals. It is stated in the Memorandum Circular that, “facilities which use chemicals listed under Priority Chemical List (PCL) solely as standard solutions or as reagents for laboratory analysis are not required to secure the corresponding continue reading : Attention: PCL Chemicals for Laboratory Use


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