EMB-NCR conducted an Emissions Inventory Orientation for the 17 NCR Local Government Units (LGUs) from October 19 to 20, 2016 at the Timberland Sports and Nature Club, San Mateo, Rizal.
Engr. Diosdado Doctor discussed DENR DAO 92-30 or the Guidelines for the Transfer and Implementation of DENR Functions Devolved to the Local Government Units particularly Section 3.3 (Environmental Management) Enforcement of pollution control and environmental protection laws, rules and regulations on the following: a) issuance of Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) for projects and businesses under the Kalakalan 20; adjudication of cases involving complaints against businesses under the Kalakalan 20 and apprehension and testing of smoke belching vehicles and collection of appropriate fees and charges; b) implementation of solid waste disposal and other environmental management systems and services related to general hygiene and sanitation, such as sewage and household waste disposal; c) abatement of noise and other forms of nuisance as defined by law; and d) implementation of Cease and Desist Orders issued by the Pollution and Adjudication Board. He mentioned that the LGU’s Environment Office may issue their own regulation to protect and conserve the environment.
Engr. Jundy Del Socorro of EMB Central Office discussed the overview of Emission Inventory as a foundation for Air Quality Management. He told the participants that this inventory will have to be conducted every three (3) years to be prepared by the NCR Air Shed Governing Board then proceeded with a brief subject introduction about air pollution, air pollutants, sources of air pollution (Stationary, Area and Mobile), the effects of meteorological conditions and temperature the current air quality of a particular area and the use of emission factors to compute for emissions. Simultaneous with the lecture was the installation of the software/spreadsheets by the EMB NCR staff.
NCR LGUs from Pateros, Quezon City, Caloocan City, Pasay City, San Juan City, City of Manila, Malabon City, Navotas City, Paranaque City, Mandaluyong City, Taguig City, Muntinlupa City, Valenzuela City, and Las Pinas City participated actively especially during the group exercises for the Stationary, Area and Mobile Sources Software and Spreadsheet computations workshops. Likewise for the Spatial Distribution application of the computed emissions for each pollution source.