The EMB is a line bureau by virtue of Section 34 of the Philippine Clean Air Act of 1999 (RA 8749). The Bureau is mandated to Implement on a nationwide scale the six (6) important environmental laws to wit:

Environmental Impact Assessment Law (PD 1586)
Toxic Substances And Hazardous Waste Management Act (RA 6969)
Clean Air Act of 1999 (RA 8749)
Ecological Solid Waste Management Act (RA 9003)
Clean Water Act (RA 9275)
Environmental Awareness And Education Act Of 2009 (RA 9512)


EMB’s Mission Is “To Restore, Protect And Enhance Environmental Quality Towards Good Public Health, Environmental Integrity And Economic Viability”. The Bureau Will Continue To Pursue A Strong Agenda Of Environmental Reform To Improve Air And Water Quality, Manage Wastes And Contribute To The Enhancement Of The Development Process Thru Strong New Laws And Policy Frameworks


A nation empowered to protect our natural resources, attuned to the pursuit a sustainable development, for a clean and a healthy environment the enhances the Filipino Quality of life to present and future generation.


A. Advise the secretary on matters relating to environmental management

B. Formulate plans and policies and set appropriate environmental quality standards (Water, Air And Noise) for the prevention, control of pollution and protection of the environment

C. Exercises direct supervision over its Regional Offices in the implementation of plans and programs. The central and Regional Offices of the Bureau discharge both staff and regulatory functions

– Issue permits, clearances under RA 8749, RA 9003, RA 9275, RA 6969 and PD 1586 and monitor compliance to said laws

D. Provides secretariat support to the Pollution Adjudication Board as per EO 192

E. Provides secretariat support to the National Solid Waste Management Commission as provided for in Section 4 of RA 9003

F. Develop and implement a research and development program in support of the following:

– environmental criteria and standards formulation;

– environmental and compliance Monitoring; and

– study of existing and potential environmental problems and issues

G. Implement a system for the recognition of environmental laboratories

H. Promote public information and education to encourage participation of an informed citizenry in environmental quality planning and monitoring.

I. Serve as focal point agency for international agreements/commitments

CITIZEN’S CHARTER PROCESSES (Updated as of June 2021)


1. Certificate of Non-Coverage (Category D) – Online Application

2. Application for Certificate of Non-Coverage (CNC) for Category C Projects

3. Application for Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) for Non-Environmentally Critical Projects (Non-ECPs)

4. Application for Discharge Permit (New)– Online application

5. Application for Discharge Permit (Renewal)– Online application

6. Application for Pollution Control Officer Accreditation (PCO)– Manual application

7. Application for Permit to Operate (New) – Online Application

8. Application for Permit to Operate (Renewal) – Online Application

9. Hazardous Waste Generator Registration – Online Application

10. Application for Small Quantity Importation (SQI) – Online Application

11. Application for Philippine Inventory of Chemicals and Chemical Substances (PICCS)

12. Application for Chemical Control Order (CCO)-Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) – Online Application

13. Permit to Transport (PTT) – Online Application

14. Special Permit to Transport (SPTT) – Online Application

15. Submission of Self- Monitoring Reports (SMR) – Online Submission

16. Request for Site Assessment of Proposed Location for the Establishment of Sanitary Landfill (SLF)

17. Evaluation of Ten (10)- Year Solid Waste Management Plan

18. Evaluation and Review of Safe Closure and Rehabilitation Plan for the Closure of Open Controlled Dumpsites

19. Request for Manifest Form

20. Freedom of Information Request under DENR Administrative Order No. 2016-29 (General Circulation)

21. Document Authentication

22. Sale of Bidding Documents

23. Requests from LGUs, Institutions, Clients and other stakeholders

24. Environmental Complaints

25. Resolving technical issues encountered by Applicants using various EMB Online Systems

26. Ambient Air and Water Monitoring


1. Monitoring and Enforcement (Field Office)

2. Monitoring and Enforcement (Regional Office)

3. Hiring of Personnel (Plantilla)

4. Approval of Obligation and Status (ObRS)

5. Application for Leave

6. Procurement

7. Issuance of Service Record

8. Issuance of Certificate of Employment

9. Request for Laboratory Analysis

10. Request for Sample Container for Laboratory Samples

11. Request for ICT Services (EMB SYSTEMS)

12. Quarterly validation of Accomplishment

13. Production of Information, Education, and Communication Materials

14. Provision of Speeches Messages

15. Photo Video Documentation of EMB Events

16. Issuance of ID to newly hired EMB MIMAROPA Employees

17. Re-issuance of ID to EMB MIMAROPA Employees

VIII. Feedback and Complaints

Feedback and Complaints

IX. List of Offices

List of Offices