Presidential Decree

Document No. Title Date Approved
PD 1586 Establishing an Environmental Impact Statement System including other environmental management related measures and for other purposes June 11, 1978

Executive Order

Document No. Title Date Approved
EO 190  Abolishing the golf course construction and development committee and transferring its powers and functions to the DENR March 31, 2003

Administrative Order

Document No. Title Date Approved
AO 300  Further strengthening The Environmental Impact Statement System and clarifying the authority to grant or deny the issuance of Environmental Compliance Certificates
AO 42  Rationalizing the implementation of the Philippine Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) System and giving authority in addition to the Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to the Director and Regional Directors of the Environmental Management Bureau to grant or deny the issuance of Environmental Compliance Certificates November 2, 2002

Department Administrative Order

Document No. Title Date Approved
DAO 2005-06 Guidelines for the Institution of a System of Mandatory Environmental Insurance Coverage April 6, 2005
DAO 2005-02  Exempting project located within PEZA Areas from securing ECC from the Laguna Lake Development Authority and Amending Administrative Order 61 Series of 2004 February 8, 2005
DAO 2004-61  Delegation of Authority to the General Manager of the Laguna Lake Development Authority to grant or deny the issuance of Environmental October 7, 2004
DAO 2003-30 Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) for the Philippine Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) System
DAO 2001-09 General Guidelines for the Establishment and Management of the EIA Review Support Fund
DAO 2000-37  Addendum to Article VIII Section 1.0 of DAO 96-37 re: Standard costs and fees for Various Services of the Environmental Management Bureau April 10, 2000
DAO 2000-05  Revising DENR Administrative Order (DAO) No. 94- 11, Supplementing DENR Administrative Order No. 96-37, Series of 1996, And Providing For Programmatic Compliance Procedures Within The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) System January 14, 2000
DAO 1999-37  Implementing Rules and Regulations for the Operationalization of the Environmental Revolving Fund Under P.D 1586 August 23, 1999
DAO 1996-37 Revising DENR Administrative Order No. 21, Series OF 1992, To further strengthen the Implementation Of The Environmental Impact Statement
DAO 1992-21  Amending the revised rules and regulations implementing P.D 1586 (Environmental Impact Statement System)

DENR Memorandum Circular

Document No. Title Date Approved
DMC 2007-23  Issuance of status quo order re imposition of fines for fastfood stores, restaurants and similar quick- service establishment July 23, 2007
DMC 2007-08 Simplifying the Requirements for Environmental Compliance Certificate or Certificate of Non-Coverage Applications July 13, 2007
DMC 2006-01 Suspension of the Implementation of the System of Mandatory Environmental Insurance Coverage (MEIC) Requirements of DAO 2005-06 February 21, 2006
DMC 2005-021 Supplemental Guidelines to DENR Administrative Order No. 2005-06 on Mandatory Environmental Insurance Coverage December 29, 2005
DMC 2002-15 Scope of Validations and Guidelines for the Imposition of penalties for Violations under the Philippine EIS System (P.D 1586) November 25, 2002

EMB Memorandum Circular

Document No. Title Date Approved
EMB MC 2019 – 005 Procedures on Electronic Payment Facility for Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) and Certificate of Non-Coverage (CNC) Online Applications May 20, 2019
EMB MC 2019-003 Updated Guidelines in the processing and issuance of ECC for Category B Projects March 26, 2019
EMB MC 2010-004  Guidelines for use of screening and Environmentally Critical Area (ECA) map system September 27, 2010
EMB MC 2010-002  Clarification to DENR Memorandum Circular No. 2010-14 and other EIS System Policy Issuance September 1, 2010
EMB MC 2007-001 Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Review Manual March 9, 2007
EMB MC 2006-003  IEE checklist for wind energy projects September 19, 2006
EMB MEMO 1.10.2006 PEZA seeking clarification on EIA Policy January 10, 2006
EMB MEMO 9.08.2005  Clarification on the provisions of Section 11 of the procedural manual for DAO 2003-30 “Fines, Penalties and Sanctions” September 8, 2005
EMB MC 2005-01 Procedural Manual for DENR Administrative Order No. 30 Series of 2003 (DAO 03-30) January 5, 2005
EMB MC 2004-04 IEE checklist for Economic Zone Enterprise October 5, 2004
EMB MC 2004-001  Non-requirement of barangay and/ or local government unit endorsement and locational clearances for CNC application April 23, 2004
EMB MC 2004-002 Certificate of Non-Coverage (CNC) Barangay Micro Business Enterprises (BMBEs)
EMB MC 2003-21 Guidelines on the Availment of the Reduction of Penalties for Projects Found Operating Without Environmental Compliance Certificate in Violation of the Philippine EIS System (P.D. 1586)
EMB MC 2003-009 Amendment to the Scope and Coverage of Housing, and Land Development Project checklist per Memorandum Circular # 3 Series of 2001 dated 14 September 2001
EMB MC 2003-004 Amendment to the limits on the number of heads of piggery projects that would require an ECC June 6, 2003
EMB MC 2002-04  Telecommunication antennas, mobile phone cell sites and similar facilities projects that are not covered by the Philippine EIS System March 20, 2002
EMB MC 2002-03 Additional IEE Checklist for Selected Projects March 20, 2002
EMB MC 2001-02  Processing of all applications for Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) for the use of non-burn technologies in the destruction, Decomposition or Conversion of Wastes, and for Hazardous Wastes Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facilities.
EMB MC 2001-01 Guidance on the Implementation of DAO 2000-05 Re: Scope of the EIS Programmatic Compliance Policy April 5, 2001
EMB MC 2000-01 IEE Checklist for Selected Projects May 23, 2000
EMB MC 2000-02 Penalty for telecommunication projects found operating without ECC January 15, 2000
EMB MC 2002-02 Guidelines for the Implementation Of Administrative Order No. 99-37 Re: Environmental Revolving Fund (ERF)