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Republic Act 8749 The Philippine Clean Air Act

By Charles-Abeleda Mar 22, 2015 306 Words
Republic Act 8749 The Philippine Clean Air Act of 1999
Presented by: Charles E. Abeleda
Environ - EM

Republic Act 8749

• Subject: An act providing for a comprehensive air
pollution control policy and for other purposes
• July 27 1998
• Short Title: This Act shall be known as the "Philippine
Clean Air Act of 1999”

Government Agencies Involved












DENR
DOTC
DOST
DTI
LGU
PAGASA
PNRI
DepEd
CHED
DILG
PIA

Coverage of the Clean Air Act

• Stationary sources e.g. powerplants, hotels and
industrial firms
• Area Sources e.g. smoking, burning of garbage and
dust from construction sites
• Mobile sources e.g. cars, trucks, buses and
motorcycles

Fines & Penalties

Smoke belching ( For Vehicles)
• 1st offense – one thousand pesos
• 2nd offense – three thousand pesos
• 3rd offense – five thousand pesos + seminar on
pollution management
(Stationary sources) - A fine not more than 100,000
everyday of violation shall be charged against the
owner

Programs of the Act

• Air Quality Monitoring and Information Network –
Analysis and evaluation of air pollution per monitoring
stations
• Integrated Air Quality Improvement Framework –
establish the emission reduction goals using permissible
standard to be undertaken within a specified time period
• Air sheds – Areas with common weather or conditions
which affect the diffusion of pollution in the surrounding
atmosphere.

Air Quality Management Fund

• Administered by the DENR
• Established to finance containment, removal and
clean up operations for air pollution
• To guarantee restoration of ecosystems and
rehabilitate areas affected by violations to the act
• Supports research, enforcement and monitoring
activities of the involved agencies

Pollution from smoking

Smoking is banned in any of the following locations:
• Inside a public building
• Enclosed public places including public vehicles
• Any enclosed area other than one’s private residence
or work
• (Penalty to the violation of this provision is six
months to one year of imprisonment or a fine of ten
thousand pesos)

Source

• http://emb.gov.ph/ECA%20Center/RA8749.pdf

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