CCO for Chromium VI Compounds

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has issued the Chemical Control Order (CCO) for Chromium VI Compounds.  Please note that all issuances of PCL or PCL exemption for Chromium VI Compounds are also covered under this, and the companies affected will need to apply for CCO Registration. Other Chromium Compounds (Chromium (0), Chromium III, continue reading : CCO for Chromium VI Compounds

CCO for Cadmium and Cadmium Compounds

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has issued the Chemical Control Order (CCO) for Cadmium and Cadmium Compounds.  Please note that all issuances of PCL or PCL exemption for Cadmium and Cadmium Compounds are also covered under this, and the companies affected will need to apply for CCO Registration. The Order will take effect continue reading : CCO for Cadmium and Cadmium Compounds

Future Policy Award 2021

The DENR was awarded in the Future Policy Award Ceremony 2021 by the World Future Council, under the category of Lead in Paints. The Philippines has spearheaded the policy on controlling the use of Lead in paints by issuing the DENR Administrative Order 2013-24, “Chemical Control Order for Lead and Lead Compounds”.   You can continue reading : Future Policy Award 2021

2021 Additional Chemicals in PICCS

The Environmental Management Bureau has issued additional chemicals to the listing of chemicals. The Memorandum can be downloaded here: EMB MC 2021-08: Additional Chemicals in Philippine Inventory of Chemicals and Chemical Substances (PICCS).

Confiscation of Illegal Chemicals and Apprehension of Hazardous Waste

The Bureau has issued the EMB Memorandum Circular No. 2020-012, “Rules on the Confiscation of Illegal Chemicals, Chemical Substances and Apprehension of Hazardous Waste under RA 6969”. The policy primarily aims to provide procedural guidelines to be followed by the various stakeholders for the seized and confiscated toxic chemical substances and mixtures, and hazardous wastes.

Clarification to DENR Administrative Order 2007-23 on the Scope of Requirements under the Priority Chemicals List (PCL) Compliance Certificate.

The Environmental Management Bureau has issued a Memorandum Circular on the Clarification to DENR Administrative Order 2007-23 on the Scope of Requirements under the Priority Chemicals List (PCL) Compliance Certificate. The Memorandum will take effect fifteen days after publication in a newspaper of general circulation and upon acknowledgment of receipt of a copy thereof by continue reading : Clarification to DENR Administrative Order 2007-23 on the Scope of Requirements under the Priority Chemicals List (PCL) Compliance Certificate.

Additional Chemicals in Philippine Inventory of Chemicals and Chemical Substances (PICCS)

The Environmental Management Bureau has issued additional chemicals to the listing of chemicals. The Memorandum can be downloaded here: EMB MC 2020-007: Additional Chemicals in Philippine Inventory of Chemicals and Chemical Substances (PICCS).

Data Requirements For Pre-Manufacture and Pre-Importation Notification (PMPIN) Procedures

The Environmental Management Bureau has issued further guidelines on the data requirements for application of Pre-Manufacture and Pre-Importation Notification (PMPIN) Compliance.  The Memorandum will take effect fifteen days after publication in a newspaper of general circulation and upon acknowledgment of receipt of a copy thereof by the Office of the National Administrative Register (ONAR). You continue reading : Data Requirements For Pre-Manufacture and Pre-Importation Notification (PMPIN) Procedures

PICCS Tool

A new tool can now be accessed at the Online Permitting and Monitoring System website (opms.emb.gov.ph). The Environmental Management Bureau has developed the PICCS Tool. The EMB created the Tool for PICCS Validation and RA 6969 Requirements (also known as PICCS Tool) to help importers, distributors, users and manufacturers with regard to clarifying which permit they continue reading : PICCS Tool

Revised CCO for Mercury and Mercury Compounds

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has issued the Revised Chemical Control Order (CCO) Mercury and Mercury Compounds.  This Order revises the previous CCO for Mercury and Mercury Compounds (DAO 1997-38). A major addition to the previous CCO for Mercury is the coverage of Mercury-added products, as well as the Phase-out schedules. The Order continue reading : Revised CCO for Mercury and Mercury Compounds

Polymers and Polymer of Low Concern (PLC) Exemption from the PMPIN Process

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has issued the DENR Administrative Order for Polymers and Polymer of Low Concern (PLC) Exemption from the PMPIN Process. This will exempt certain polymers from applying for a PMPIN Compliance Certificate. The Order will take effect fifteen days after publication in a newspaper of general circulation and upon continue reading : Polymers and Polymer of Low Concern (PLC) Exemption from the PMPIN Process

CCO for Arsenic and Arsenic Compounds

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has issued the Chemical Control Order (CCO) for Arsenic and Arsenic Compounds.  It is important to note that all issuances of PCL or PCL exemption for Arsenic and Arsenic Compounds are also covered under this, and the companies affected will need to apply for CCO Registration. The Order continue reading : CCO for Arsenic and Arsenic Compounds

Clarification on CCO for Cyanide and Cyanide Compounds

The Bureau has issued a clarificatory Memorandum Circular with regard to the Chemical Control Order (CCO) for Cyanide and Cyanide Compounds, specifically regarding the registration and importation clearance requirements. Some important issues included in the Memorandum are: You can view/download the whole text of the Circular here: EMB MC 2019-002, “Clarifications to the Registration and continue reading : Clarification on CCO for Cyanide and Cyanide Compounds

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

Globally Harmonized System

Pursuant to Republic Act No. 6969, “Toxic Substances and Hazardous and Nuclear Wastes Control Act of 1990” and the Joint DTI-DENR-DA-DOF-DOH-DILG-DOLE-DOTC Administrative Order No. 01 Series of 2009 on “The Adoption and Implementation of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS)”, the Environmental Management Bureau – DENR has issued DAO 2015-09. Important continue reading : Globally Harmonized System

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